Yesterday’s message …
- Was an example of “biblical theology” in that it took a tour of several places in the biblical library;
- Suggested that perhaps we shouldn’t ask, “who goes to hell?” but instead, gulp, “who DOESN’T?”
- Landed at this bottom line in answering “who the?”: Every ONE who gets what EVERYONE deserves.
Years ago now, 1971 in fact, in the Cotton Bowl stadium deep in the heart of Dallas, TX, the U of T was playing Notre Dame in college football. It was an enormously important game, with National Championship implications, and the UT fans were there, dressed in their burnt orange, waving their cowbells (More Cowbell!), and holding up their “Hook Em Horns” signs (AV). One fan in particular was particularly enthusiastic. He happened to be sitting behind a row of nuns dressed in their habits, including their very large, the Flying Nun style “hats.” Because, after all, ND is a Roman Catholic institution. As it turned out, ND was winning in this particular game in pretty convincing fashion. And for every good ND play, the row of nuns would jump up & down and celebrate in most un-nun-like fashion.