Evangelicals you are wrong, listen to Spong. ;-)
I've seen evangelicals change what they believe during my lifetime and I predict they will embrace Spong's views in 30-40 more years. Evangelicals are already embracing annihilationism, so why not? Watch him below:
The problem is that Jesus spoke about Hell more than He spoke about Heaven. Loftus is right that there are some people who call themselves "Christians" who have embraced annihilationism - meaning that people who die in their sins simply cease to exist and that there is no hell. This is not what the Bible says. Spong is wrong. Pure and simple. It's a heretical position and not something that Christians have believed over the past 2000 years ago. I don't really care what Spong thinks if he is going to contradict Jesus. Spong didn't die for me and take my sins away. Jesus did. What Jesus says carries more weight. Listen to Spong instead of Jesus and you will see just how wrong he is.
Debunking Christianity: Bishop Spong: "Hell is the Invention of the Church"