OK, let’s elaborate. Jesus came to bring life, before and after death. The revolution started with his friends claiming that, although they saw him die, he’s not dead after all. He broke the chains and set life free.
Never, not once did Jesus call us to believe in hell. The point is LIFE.
Hell is not about life; no it’s death all the way and God doesn’t do death.
Then why is there a need for Faith?
‘Cause this life is hell enough. People, from all walks of life go through it every day.
The kingdom of God is about the restoration and healing of this life as sign of hope that even in death, life will go on. The story of God as told in the Bible ends with heaven coming here.
So it is hell in some poverty stricken place, in some AIDS ridden family, in some corruption driven government, in some fear filled refugee camp, in some depressive, abusive relationship and in some painful story where death made its home. Why then bother with a theology of hell, when, what we really need is a theology of hope?