What really matters in life is not what we believe but the truth. We may believe that the Earth is flat or that the Sun revolves around the Earth, but what counts is reality. The Bible is replete with obscure, incomprehensible passages, especially in the writings of Paul, that can be twisted to support almost any argument. If one tries to distort or twist some of these passages to support the absurd, then analysis must be made to see if the argument runs counter to the overwhelming treatment of the matter in Scripture as well as common sense. This is what the authors have done in "Erasing Hell" for which they are to be commended.
A truly absurd doctrine is universalism or universal reconciliation which teaches that there is no Hell or if it does exist, it will end at some time. If this doctrine were true, one might ask why Jesus is called the "Savior". What exactly was He saving us from if not Hell of which He gives at least fifteen forceful warnings about "everlasting fire". Why did He spend the last three years of His life seeking to save souls and endure a horrific Passion and Death? Why did He tell us that "many will be called, but few will be chosen"?
Another absurd doctrine is the teaching that after death a soul may have a "second chance". No where in Scripture is this taught, but the opposite. Jesus relates numerous parables telling us to remain alert to sudden death and the consequences if we are not. Mortal life is clearly a training period in which we must prove our worth for "everlasting life".
"Erasing Hell" is a welcome antidote for current preaching of only half of the Gospel-the part that is not controversial and everyone likes-God's love for all no matter what they do. No mention of the other part of the Gospel-God's infinite justice and the 10 commandments.