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7 Reddit comments about Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived:

u/PopcornTruther · 42 pointsr/exmormon

I was in the same spot as you years ago. I knew the church as an organization wasn’t healthy or helpful but I couldn’t give up the Book of Mormon.

At that time I finally realized I would need more than a feeling that it was true. Here’s a video about how people with very different beliefs can receive spiritual witnesses and “know” their religion is true.

I wanted some minimum standard of evidence to accept that not only was The Book of Mormon a factual history but also that it was passed on to us in the way the church claims (visions, plates, translation). So I researched it. Take a look at TBM apologetics sites like this:

Then take a look at a balanced site like this:

Try studying other people’s beliefs. Here’s a good podcast- they have guests of different beliefs who study the Bible (believing Christians, Jewish atheists, etc.)

A book recommendation that goes through what the Bible and Jesus says about heaven and hell:
Love Wins by Rob Bell

As someone mentioned, exmos who have faith and/or are involved with another kind of faith community generally don’t need reddit. I myself didn’t bother identifying as “ex-Mormon” or seeking out others until recently when I realized I have trauma from being raised Mormon and it’s helpful to hear from others with the same experience.

To answer your question, yes I have faith in God and Jesus. Depending on the day. Some days I’m more agnostic than others. But I don’t believe my eternal destiny hinges on my ability to be certain about what happens after death. The truth is that nobody really knows for sure, and the intensity of your belief doesn’t make it so. Here’s a book about certainty that I appreciate.

And a really cool interview with Andrew Garfield by Stephen Colbert. Near the end he says, “A life of faith is not a life of certainty- a life of faith is a life of doubt.”

u/ErrantThought · 5 pointsr/OpenChristian

I recommend Rob Bell's Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. He reexamines the descriptions of hell in the bible (in context, in the original languages) and presents a fresh (and much more compassionate) view of hell.

u/ThidwickTBHM · 5 pointsr/exmormon

Do you have time to check out the Rob Bell book, Love Wins

So many good things there. Like the fact that the real story of the prodigal son is the fit the good son throws when the prodigal son returns. Or the story of the rich man who asks for a drink of water in hell. He's still so stuck in the world that he demands people serve him -- in hell! Take you a few hours to read it, tops, and it has such lovely universalist doctrine in it that it makes most mormons squirm a little.

My favorite go-to is always the "Whom does Jesus say to love in the first great commandment?"

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Point out that there are three people you're supposed to love. God, your neighbor, and yourself. And how many people forget about the yourself bit, and how important it is to live an authentic life of self-respect and courage.

u/Zaerth · 3 pointsr/DebateAChristian

It's understandable, and in truth, I thank you for pressing me. This was a good dialogue and helped for me to articulate what I actually believe. I know you're an atheist, but if you're interested in the subject, there are two books that I have not read yet (but I've ordered them!) that kind of follow my line of thinking:

  • "Love Wins" by Rob Bell. Bell got a lot of flak when this came out, and I'm sure some of may have been justified. However, he was also stirring the pot on a controversial subject. From what I've gathered, he leans towards universalism, i.e. everyone eventually goes to heaven, which I do not espouse.

  • "Hell, A Final Word: The Surprising Truths I Found in the Bible," by Edward Fudge. Fudge and I went to the same alma mater, so I'm familiar with his view. Like him, I tend towards annihilationism, which is that "hell" is not too different than what most atheists believe will happen when they die.
u/non-troll_account · 2 pointsr/DebateReligion

The book Love Wins by Rob Bell is one of the best treatments of this topic I've seen in my life. Long story short: At every point in the history of Christianity, there have been numerous Christians who have believed quite firmly that Hell is not eternal.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Christianity

Based on your view of God, you might be interested in the beliefs of Christian Universalism. If you enjoy religious and philosophical books, a recent popular one in a similar line of thought is Rob Bell's Love Wins.

Thank you for sharing. It's been interesting and enlightening to hear your point of view and learn about your beliefs :)

u/yofaking · -1 pointsr/Christianity

That, my friend is an awful lot of questions :) Christianity is a big stream we all swim in. There is no one religion that contains all the truth of Christianity. Jesus is bigger than that. You mention that you're Catholic. That may be part of the problem. Not with Catholicism necessary but the fact you're allowing one sect of Christianity to try to answer all your questions about faith.

Here are some books to get you started:
Benefit of Doubt by Greg Boyd - Why it's good and even beneficial to doubt.
Love Wins by Rob Bell - a great way to look at Heaven and Hell.

It's better to live in the questions than the answers! Good luck!