A Non-Rob-Bell Hell Post
If you accept the often divergent travel accounts of these post-mortem tourists, there are two biblical passages with which you must deal:
1) The ONLY biblical example we have of a person apparently traveling to heaven and returning is the cryptic account offered by the Apostle Paul of “a man” (who many scholars think was Paul himself) who visited “paradise” and was strictly forbidden to share what he saw.
2) The ONLY biblical example we have of a first-person account of hell is that of the rich man in Jesus’ story in Luke 16:19-31 who pleaded with Abraham to return to earth and warn his living brothers of their plight. Abraham noted that even if someone visited them from hell, they would not repent.
Please tell me: What has changed?