The Heretic | The Story of the Reverend Who Stopped Believing in Hell

by Alex

in Christianity, Spiritual Thinkers

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A few years ago This American Life aired the story of Rev. Carlton Pearson. Carlton Pearson’s church, Higher Dimensions, was once one of the biggest in Tulsa, Oklahoma, drawing crowds of thousands of people every Sunday.

But several years ago, scandal engulfed the reverend. He didn’t have an affair. He didn’t embezzle lots of money. His sin was something that to a lot of people is far worse: He stopped believing in Hell.

(LISTEN HERE) Heretics: The Story of Reverend Carlton Pearson

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Posted on Saturday, June 27th, 2009

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Gerard June 28, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Wow. Funny how people like to cling to the idea of burning in the fiery pits, huh?

Jay Louis June 28, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Reverend Pearson’s philosophy of inclusion believes that all people will eventually be reunited with God. It’s an uplifting message we can all learn from.

Alex July 14, 2009 at 10:16 pm

@Jay. I agree :)

Korinthian July 29, 2009 at 10:52 am

Because cherry-picking the bible is new. He’s less of a sheep, but still a sheep.

BillE July 31, 2009 at 2:30 pm

/////// Reverend Pearson’s philosophy of inclusion believes that all people will eventually be reunited with God. It’s an uplifting message we can all learn from. //////

It may be uplifting, but it is not supported by scripture. I can always tell when people have not read the scripture. Look at Matthew 22:14. For it says, “many are called, but few are chosen”.

eugene s. todd August 19, 2009 at 8:06 am

everybody who reads it cherry picks the Bible to conform to his(or hers) need to try
to understand the unknown and the unknowable which some think of as God. It is our
effort to make sense of the idea of God. ( as Job did in the Old Testament)

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thanks a lot, initial I got losing in teaching of two, then it is extremely uncomplicated rather once i see the 3 guidance, very thank you!

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