It is just amazing how many new articlesÂ pop up every day aboutÂ the newÂ concept being preached by the “emerging church” about sin and hell.Â This is the concept thatÂ being condemned to hell by sin is not permanent–thatÂ Jesus accepts us all.
The articles, at least the ones I read, condemn this emerging theology.Â The Christian right has major heartburn over the idea that doing sin does not condemn people to hell.Â Â It cannot tolerate the idea that they themselvesÂ will not end up the winners in theÂ afterlife.
I have to give some of these hellbangers credit for creativity.Â Charles Coalson wroteÂ that people need the concept ofÂ being condemned to hell for their self esteem.Â It had never occurred to me that I might need to realize thatÂ thinking the proper and orthodox way would let me believe I am going to heaven and this, inÂ turn, will allow me to think I am a good person.Â Here, I thought I was a happy person and now learn I am not.
Then, there was the article by the President of the Southern Baptist Seminary, Albert Mohler, who said the Western concept of justice, being punished, would be thrown outÂ by such theology.Â Living in a worldÂ where Chrisitanity is no longerÂ about sin, followed by judgement and punishment is a very foreign world to theÂ right.
Judging by all the articles condemning this new theology, it mustÂ represent an important threat.