|Steven A. Hein|
This Is All We Need To Read
Hein, Steven A. (2015-07-21). The Christian Life: Cross or Glory? (Kindle Locations 2995-2999). NRP Books. Kindle Edition.
Or take the fanciful question entertained in Lewis’ The Great Divorce: if rebellious sinners in Hell were given a chance to transfer to Heaven and live in and for the full presence and glory of God, would any want to do so? No. Think gals of that geek that made your skin crawl who was after your heart. You would die first than have him, right? That is the way the unbeliever is wired to feel about the true God, the supreme Geek of Heaven. They would rather die that live with Him, and God reluctantly allows just that. Hell is God’s provision for those who would rather die that live with Him In this sense, Lewis concluded, the doors of Hell are locked from the inside. 100
Hein, Steven A. (2015-07-21). The Christian Life: Cross or Glory? (Kindle Locations 3003-3008). NRP Books. Kindle Edition.
|UOJ Stormtrooper at work - "I'll have a little Lewis, a little Capon,|
a little Kierkegaard, a little Walther...
GJ - A quick read of this horrible book shows that Hein likes to play around with this theologian and that, always asserting some grand thoughts that were threadbare decades ago among mainline apostates.
Using C. S. Lewis to define Hell is significant. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia are fascinating tales, but they are not theology. Lewis gave away the show with teaching a common form of modernist Universalism - all those who are faithful to their own religion are also saved. That is one of those startling! revelations that often pop up in such works.
Just like JP Meyer, Jon Buchholz, and the Kokomo Statements -
All in Hell are both forgiven and justified.
The Means of Grace are mentioned once in The Christian Life. That is like mentioning soil once in a gardening book.
As I wrote many times before, I read enormous numbers of mainline theology books while earning a PhD at Notre Dame. All of them had the same "make it up as you go along" spirit of this book, and they all repeated the same kinds of bromides.
The one I remember most is defining "grace" as never including faith, because actual belief cannot be made a contingency - no ifs.
|Calov or Cascione? Let me think on that one.|
|Who enabled McCain's Roman Catholic plagiarism?|
This dude did - linking each papist post - never apologizing for misleading his readers.