1036 The affirmations of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church on the subject of** hell are a call to the responsibility incumbent upon man to make use of his freedom in view of his eternal destiny*. They are at the same time an urgent call to conversion:* "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many*. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few."618
Since we know neither the day nor the hour, **we should follow the advice of the Lord* and watch constantly so that, when the single course of our earthly life is completed, we may merit to enter with him into the marriage feast and be numbered among the blessed, and not, like the wicked and slothful servants, be ordered to depart into the eternal fire, into the outer darkness where "men will weep and gnash their teeth."619
1037 God predestines no one to go to hell;620 for this,** a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end.** In the Eucharistic liturgy and in the daily prayers of her faithful, the Church implores the mercy of God, who does not want "any to perish, but all to come to repentance":621
Father, accept this offering
from your whole family.
Grant us your peace in this life,
save us from final damnation,
and count us among those you have chosen.622
V. THE LAST JUDGMENT **
**1039 In the** presence of Christ, who is Truth itself, the truth of each man's relationship with God will be laid bar*e.626 The **Last Judgment will reveal even to its furthest consequences the good each person has done or failed to do during his earthly life:
All that the wicked do is recorded, and they do not know. When "our God comes, he does not keep silence.". . . he will turn towards those at his left hand: . . . "I placed my poor little ones on earth for you. I as their head was seated in heaven at the right hand of my Father - but on earth my members were suffering, my members on earth were in need.* If you gave anything to my members, what you gave would reach their Head. Would that you had known that my little ones were in need when I placed them on earth for you and appointed them your stewards to bring your good works into my treasury. But you have placed nothing in their hands; therefore you have found nothing in my presence**."627
Second...Holy Bible...The Word Of God
Scripture gives us the truth about everyone being saved...I submit*...Pastor Bell...as fine a person and well meaning as he is...he is simply "smelling something other than roses*". Here is what The Truth says...
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition **
**THE LETTER OF JUDE
5 Now I desire to remind you, though you were once for all fully informed, that he * who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels that did not keep their own position but left their proper dwelling have been kept by him in eternal chains in the nether gloom until the judgment of the great day; 7*** just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities**, which likewise acted immorally and indulged in unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. 8 Yet in like manner these men in their dreamings defile the flesh, reject authority, and revile the glorious ones.
With~ @6 billion people on the planet...and @4 billon of them professing belief in the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob **
**(13 million+ Jews...1.2 billion+ Catholics ...1.1 billion+ protestant Christians... 250 million+ Orthodox Christians...1.5 billion Muslims )
With all of us "4 billion believers"...even with only moderately lukewarm believers and practitioners of our faith traditions...if we were all going to get to heaven with "pastor Bell's ..no sweat...piece of cake... a walk in the park..theology."...you have to believe that the world today...would have to be a far better place than it is...I mean Pastor Bell just doesn't make sense...even without The Word of God saying he is wrong. Just look at the carnage of the 20th Century...and the 21st isn't starting off much better.