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Heaven Wins: Heaven, Hell and the Hope of Every Person

Heaven Wins: Heaven, Hell and the Hope of Every Person

by Don Richardson, Andrew Bowling

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Who Will Be Saved? Who Will Be Lost?

The past few years have seen the release of several high-profile books, including Love Wins (Rob Bell) and God Wins (Mark Galli), that attempt to clarify what the Bible teaches about the ultimate destiny of individuals after this life. Don Richardson believes the arguments posed by these authors do not account for all the biblical evidence. In Heaven Wins, the bestselling author of Peace Child and Eternity in Their Hearts offers a faith-enhancing, scripturally grounded perspective that changes everything. Are a majority of people destined for hell, as many Christians assume, or will heaven harvest the greater part of mankind? Could it be that the Good News is even better and more expansive than we have dared to hope? The answer may surprise you!

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ISBN-13: 9781441266941
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 795 KB

About the Author

DON RICHARDSON, the bestselling author of Peace Child, Eternity in Their Hearts, and Heaven Wins, has been studying the Muslim world for more than 30 years. He and his late wife, Carol, spent 15 years among the Sawi, a Stone Age tribe of Irian Jaya. Don designed an alphabet suited to the Sawi language, authored 19 primers, taught the tribesmen to read in their native tongue, and translated the entire New Testament. More than half of the Sawi accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Since 1977, Don has served as ambassador-at-large for World Team, a mission organization. Don holds an honorary doctorate of literature from Biola University in La Mirada, California, is an ordained pastor, and speaks at more than 40 church conferences each year.

Table of Contents

Foreword Andrew C. Bowling 11

1 In the Crosshairs: Love Wins and God Wins 13

2 Why Did God "Leave a Door Ajar" for Evil? 21

3 Does a Merely Pyrrhic Victory Over Evil Befit God? 37

4 Is the Bible Really Vague About an "Age of Accountability"? 43

5 Measuring Infant Mortality 67

6 The Two Categories of Divine Revelation 75

7 General Revelation-Is It Informative Only? 81

8 General Revelation-Salvific for at Least a Few! 87

9 A Smoking Firepot and a Blazing Torch 107

10 "Jobs" I Have Known or Know Of 111

11 Confronting "Name-ism" 125

12 Welcoming a "Cinderella" Doctrine to the Ball 141

13 How Christianity Lost Its Innocence 145

14 So, Then, How Does God Manifest His Grace? 159

15 How Christianity Lost Its Original Zeal 179

16 Incomplete Creeds as Symptomatic Warnings 187

Appendix: A New Way to Reason with Skeptics About God 209

Endnotes 215

Scripture Index 221

Acknowledgments 223

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