Thursday, March 24, 2011

Facebook comment questioning hell's existence reportedly cost NC pastor his job

A new book by Rob Bell has stirred debate.
The Rev. Chad Holtz, a former pastor to a United Methodist congregation in North Carolina, wrote a note on his Facebook page supporting a new book that challenges popular ideas about hell's existence. Days later, Holtz was informed his job at Marrow's Chapel, in Henderson, was at risk, allegedly because of the Facebook comment.

The controversial book involved is "Love Wins," by the Rev. Rob Bell, a Michigan evangelical pastor. In his book, Bell critiques the perspective that a select number of Christians will spend eternity in peace and bliss while the majority of the world's people will endure an eternity in hell.

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