Erasing Hell by Francis Chan

Posted September 22, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books / 1 Comment

Erasing Hell by Francis ChanErasing Hell by Francis Chan
Published by David C. Cook on July 1, 2011
Pages: 208 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

How could a loving God send people to hell? Will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven?
With a humble respect for God's Word, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle address the deepest questions you have about eternal destiny. They've asked the same questions. Like you, sometimes they just don't want to believe in hell. But as they write, "We cannot afford to be wrong on this issue."
This is not a book about who is saying what. It's a book about what God says. It's not a book about impersonal theological issues. It's a book about people who God loves. It's not a book about arguments, doctrine, or being right. It's a book about the character of God.
Erasing Hell will immerse you in the truth of Scripture as, together with the authors, you find not only the truth but the courage to live it out.

Before reading Erasing Hell by Francis Chan I can honestly say that other than the one Christian living book that I read when I first became a Christian, can’t really remember the name of its title, I have never been challenged and really given a uncompromising view of Jesus’ truth and the stark reminder of why He died for our sins. There were so many times I wanted to put Erasing Hell down because the perspective and truths were too raw and hard to receive, which is definitely a turn around from Chan’s Forgotten God and Crazy Love.

Sometimes we as Christians would love to brush hell and all that is attached to its existence to the VERY back of our minds. It’s not ideal because it contributes to a separation from the Lord and His teaching and truths revealed in His word. As Christian’s I hope we all know that God’s ultimate goal is a relationship with us, so to deny something He’s said because it’s hard and we don’t like it speaks of a one-sided relationship that remains in our terms instead of His.

It was only after a lot of reflection and prayer that I was able to let go of the desire to put this book down indefinitely and take myself out of what I was reading. It really got down to if I really loved God as I claimed to, and if I did how could I not take Him at His word regardless of what those words entailed? I’m telling y’all in reading Erasing Hell the topic of hell and what Jesus says about it weren’t the only thing I was battling, the Lord really did some surgery on my heart, mind, and prayer life. For a small book this inspired work packs a serious freaking punch.

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