Thursday, April 14, 2011
"Love Wins", a book by Rob Bell, is quite welcome, for it reveals his heart, and his error, and also reveals all our hearts, doesn't it.
I read an excellent review on this new book by Bell. The book is featured on Time magazine's cover,(which is quite telling isn't it). Here's the Time Mag. article: http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,2065080,00.html
Serious stuff. Serious teaching from Bell. The Gospel is precious, and should never be twisted. The Apostle Paul tells us this: "As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed." Paul even says, "If an angel from heaven tells to you a different gospel, let that angel go to hell." This is very serious. Very serious indeed.
Here's an excerpt from Pastor Kevin DeYoung's review:
"At the very heart of this controversy, and one of the reasons the blogosphere exploded over this book, is that we really do have two different Gods. The stakes are that high. If Bell is right, then historic orthodoxy is toxic and terrible. But if the traditional view of heaven and hell are right, Bell is blaspheming. I do not use the word lightly, just like Bell probably chose “toxic” quite deliberately. Both sides cannot be right. As much as some voices in evangelicalism will suggest that we should all get along and learn from each other and listen for the Spirit speaking in our midst, the fact is we have two irreconcilable views of God." -Kevin Deyoung