That is one piece of theological real estate that is surely bankrupt.
Just like our parents love us, no matter what, so does this God love us, no matter what.
In many religions there are countless arguments for the existence of an afterlife, but absolutely no facts.
I prefer to try to do what I know I ought to do and not worry about rewards and punishments.
Reverend Bell is pointing a way to a Christianity that is marked by moral sanity.
Over the centuries, millions of people have been subjected to everything from regular degradation to the most horrendous suffering, including mass murder, all because they were outside of some other group’s salvation scheme. That tragic behavior continues to this very day in more places and ways than we can name.
What we preach - or think - has the potential to directly impact the personal spiritual journeys of many people, especially when one has a platform like Pastor Bell.