I don’t know about you but I’m sick and tired of the bloggers talking about Rob Bell and his new book Love Wins. The book isn’t even out yet but that hasn’t stopped silly people from commenting on and in some cases reviewing a book they haven’t even read.
Who cares what Rob Bell thinks about hell or anything else for that matter?
Oh wait, that’s not very good discernment now is it? Of course we’re supposed to care if Bell denies there is a hell. Of course we need to know whether or not Bell is a Universalist and fortunately there are folks out there who know what Bell actually believes without reading the book or even taking the time to personally ask him….
These brilliant folks call what they’re doing discernment but in reality it’s only speculation at best and gossip at worst.
While some in the ODM world are focusing on what they think Bell is going to say, the Bible tells us all we need to know about the existance of hell and the impossibility of Universalism.
You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?
Sentenced to hell? Wait, that was too easy right? Let’s try another one;
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
The fiery furnace is for the unredeemed where there will be weeping and gnashing of the teeth. Doesn’t sound like a great place to be does it? Of course Jesus also tells us that the righteous (the redeemed) won’t share that same fate.There’s plenty more but I think you get my point.
I don’t know about any of you but I have read all three of Bell’s books, watched every Nooma video and have listened to him preach many many times and one thing rings true in each and every message, book and video; Bell will rarely if ever be specific about much of anything and I suspect Love Wins will be the same thing but I’ll wait until I read the book before
speculating commenting further.
Next week I’ll be returning to the series Exposing the Church is Mystery Babylon Movement and let the watchbloggers
speculate and gossip worry about Rob Bell!