As I’ve explained in the previous two posts (here and here), Christian Universalism is deeply seductive to the enquiring mind.
I’m not sure what advice to give to parents out there except to get your children started early on the Bible so that they are well grounded in it by the time they reach secondary school. After that, it may be too late … for a number of years, anyway. What I noted from my own experience growing up was that the kids who knew the Bible could refute Christian Universalism — or Universal Reconciliation — straightaway, explaining why.
Rob Bell went to Fuller? I thought that was such a conservative seminary! All the WELS and LCMS leaders went there: world missions, American missions, evangelism, snake handling.