Yesterday, Pastor Mark Driscoll tweeted this:
If you are not a Christian, you are going to hell. It's not unloving to say that. It's unloving to not say that.
— Mark Driscoll (@PastorMark) January 10, 2014
In the pantheon of things that make atheists convert to Christianity, telling us we’re going to Hell ranks just below quoting Bible passages and just above visiting the Creation Museum.
Still, when someone throws you a pitch right down the middle of the plate, you have to swing at it. My own rebuttal is in this mix, but I’d love to hear yours.
You should respond to him on Twitter — I’m sure he can’t wait — but anyone who leaves their responses below with the hashtag #Hellbound will be entered in a random drawing to win the audiobook version of Steve Wells‘ excellent book Drunk with Blood: God’s Killings in the Bible:
Have at it. How do you respond to someone who says you’re going to Hell?