Analyze and respond to the statement: “At the center of the Christian tradition since the first church, there have been a number who insist that history is not tragic, hell is not forever, & love, in the end, wins & all will be reconciled to God.” -Rob Bell
Mr. Bell’s statement can be interpreted in two ways. One way is literal: he’s saying that since the beginning of Christianity, there are people who have insisted in these core beliefs. On the other hand, Mr. Bell is saying that these statements are therefore true. In my card, I respond to both of these, showing that while there were a number of people who have believed in this, these statements undermine true, orthodox Christianity, and those people are false teachers. So-called "traditions" do not necessarily lead to the truth.
What do you guys think about this card? Am I analyzing it correctly? What verses/quotes/intros are good for this card? I would appreciate your insight. Thanks!