Recently, I interviewed Rob Bell, a Universalist megapastor who believes that everyone is going to heaven.
So I wondered aloud whether we’d meet history’s greatest villains beyond the pearly gates.
The story ran on Saturday, April 30, 2011. It included this paragraph:
Asked whether heaven could open its doors for Adolf Hitler or Osama bin Laden, Bell says: “Those kinds of questions are beyond my imagination and I assume they’re beyond yours, too. That’s why I’m so glad there’s a God who is just and can sort those things out.”
The next day, May 1, 2011, the question became rather timely, thanks to a team of Navy Seals.
Osama is dead. Is he in paradise or the bottomless pit?