Last night on his TV show “The Factor,” Bill O’Reilly brought up the subject of the April 25th cover of Time magazine which has the headline: “WHAT IF THERE’S NO HELL?” in large red letters. The magazine article is based on a book entitled “Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived,” written by Rob Bell, a preacher who thinks that hell might not exist.
If there is no Hell, and everyone ends up in Heaven, does this mean that even mass murderers will go to Heaven? O’Reilly was disturbed by the prospect of Adolf going to Heaven. He specifically mentioned that he would not like to see Adolf in Heaven. O’Reilly could not even bring himself to say Adolf’s last name, but everyone in the TV audience knew that he was talking about Hitler.
Hitler committed suicide, as everyone knows. As a child, I was taught by the Catholic nuns that a person who commits suicide cannot go to heaven because suicide is a mortal sin. I asked a practicing Catholic about this, and I was told that the rules of the Catholic Church have changed since Vatican II. Now, only God can decide who goes to Heaven. Before Vatican II, anyone who was not a Catholic could not get into Heaven.
In Catholic school, I was taught that Heaven will be just the way each person wants it to be. According to this blogger, that is not the way Heaven will be; Heaven will be Hell for Hitler.
When Judgment Day comes, Adolf will have to stand before God. And what will Almighty God say to him? I imagine that God will say something like: “I heard that you gave the order to kill 6 million Jews, but I would like to see some evidence of that before I turn you away from Heaven. After all, Bill O’Reilly is up here, and he doesn’t want to see you.”
What about Stalin? O’Reilly is not on a first name basis with Stalin, but Stalin will probably have no trouble getting in when he meets God at the gate to Heaven on Judgment Day.