God is all-powerful, and God desires the salvation of every person.  Does God get what God wants?

This arresting sentiment from Rob Bell’s controversial Love Wins forms a basis for Bell’s implicit – albeit unstated – universalism. Of course God gets what God wants, but even Bell recognizes that God’s desires and inner motives are too complex for him to conclude that all go to heaven just from this reasoning. Which is why he turns to something more easily understood: human nature. Bell’s argument is as follows:

“There’s a better question, one we can answer, one that takes all of this speculation…

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