Erasing Hell Interview with Francis Chan & Preston Sprinkle

Mark Beuving —  June 24, 2011 — 3 Comments

Erasing HellI’m pretty sure this will be my last post on emerging Erasing Hell interviews. I’ve amassed quite a collection of these interviews. But I think this one is the best—at the very least it’s the longest interview to date. It was recorded at Cornerstone Community Church on June 19, 2011, and both Francis Chan (EBC founder) and Preston Sprinkle (EBC professor) were present. They each weigh in on a variety of issues related to the book, the motivation for writing it, and how the Bible’s teaching on hell should shape our lives. Since the interview took place on Father’s Day, there’s also a surprise ending as they share some fairly profound thoughts on how the Bible’s teaching on hell relates to our roles as fathers.

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Mark Beuving currently serves as Associate Pastor at Creekside Church in Rocklin, CA. Prior to going back into pastoral ministry, Mark spent ten years on staff at Eternity Bible College as a Campus Pastor, Dean of Students, and then Associate Professor. Mark now teaches online adjunct for Eternity. He is passionate about building up the body of Christ, training future leaders for the Church, and writing. Though he is interested in many areas of theology and philosophy, Mark is most fascinated with practical theology and exploring the many ways in which the Bible can speak to and transform our world. He is the author of "Resonate: Enjoying God's Gift of Music" and the co-author with Francis Chan of "Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples." Mark lives in Rocklin with his wife and two daughters.
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  • Sadlyinfaith

    I have been reading his book and I commend him on his research. However, I was once again sorely disappointed by his cursory answer to the ‘What about the person who has never heard the gospel?’ query. He talks about general revelation being good enough to indict a person but not enough to save. Then he appeals to ‘God saves who God saves’ (which is fair) while admitting that mostly people are saved through other people not through visions and the like. That is a terrible injustice for the billions of people who have existed through time. Just don’t create them if they are never going to have a chance through choice. Sounds like God wants people to go to hell contrary to what scripture says. I am struggling with this one in faith…because I actually care and am not pacified by platitudes. Disappointed.