LONG. TIME. NO. SEE. I have been AWOL for a few weeks now. What can I say….a big chunk of those days were spent getting ready for….and going on….my first cruise. Reluctantly, and with much trepidation, I went. And I loved it.
We sailed out of New York….two days at sea…stop offs at Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and then Nassau. I drank pina coladas on the beach….on a lounge chair….nestled under the shade of a coconut tree…looking out at cream colored beaches and water that was several shades of aqua. Beautiful….lovely…..amazing. Then two more days at sea on the way back to New York. I waved to the statue of liberty on my way to Pier 90 last Sunday morning at 8 am…told her I would be seeing her again sometime…and then four hours later…. home and back to real life.
I had planned to spend so much time reading and writing blog post drafts. But alas…the only thing I read was a Christian novel(surprisingly not hokey) Very unusual for me to read fiction. I did next to no “blog” reading or research.
But now it’s a week and then some since we arrived back home…and this Erasing Hell nonsense has been on my mind since I read the book….time to put cyber pen to cyber paper.
I was kind of spurred on by a blog post I read last night….a post that showed up on my FB feed…..from a blog called “What God Does.” While I was goofing off, the author of the What God Does blog was writing….a series no less….presenting long, well thought out counter arguments to Chan’s conclusions about hell. Check out the series HERE.
Perhaps one of the reasons I’ve been lolly gagging and putting off getting on with this series is because there is so much to say about the subject. I don’t know where to begin. As I mentioned in the first post about Erasing Hell, Chan comes across as disingenuous and manipulative. Like he’s selling me a Kirby vacuum for goodness sakes!!! Important pieces to the puzzle are left out, skimmed over or hidden in the appendix in the back of the book. He’s not playing fair….and he seems to have a severe case of confirmation bias.
He says so many things I disagree with….not sure where to throw my two cents worth first.
Tomorrow….yes…TOMORROW…or at least soon…I’ll address one of his arguments proving hell….a biggie….since it came “right from the horses mouth” From Jesus no less. And since we all know that “Jesus talked more about hell than he did about heaven.” How can you argue with Jesus?