You have probably heard by now that last week Rob Bell approved of so-called gay marriage. This should not be a shock. In fact, it was only a matter of time. In his promo video for Love Wins, he undermined the atonement of Jesus. In the book Love Wins, he preaches a judgment-less gospel. The next obvious progression would the perversion of his morality (i.e. his social morality, not his personal morality). This would especially be true for his view of marriage. If you get the gospel wrong–which Bell has shown he does–you will get marriage wrong. The problem is … Continue reading Rob Bell, Homosexuality, Marriage, and the Gospel
Top ten lists. That is what the last week of December is for, right? I should probably get in on the action before it’s too late. Without further adieu, here are the top ten posts from this small corner of the blogosphere. Thank you all for reading. I am truly humbled. 10. Your Words Have the Power of Life and Death 9. The Result of a Depraved Mind: Practicing and Approving of Evil Deeds 8. Gospel-Centered Devotions 7. I Want to Love Jesus, Not Just Know Stuff About Him 6. Long Snapping Amazement 5. Happy Anniversary to My Wife 4. … Continue reading My Top 10 Posts of 2011
Jonathan Edwards believed in the horrors of hell–that it is a place of eternal fiery torment and punishment, with no hope of relief, for all those who reject the gospel of Jesus Christ. But Edwards also believed in the beautiful mercy that Jesus gives to all who would come to him: And now you have an extraordinary opportunity, a day wherein Christ has thrown the door of mercy wide open, and stands in calling and crying with a loud voice to poor sinners; a day wherein many are flocking to him, and pressing into the kingdom of God. Many are daily coming from the east, west, … Continue reading Edwards: Christ has thrown the door of mercy wide open
These verses (from the Gospel of Matthew alone) show, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Jesus preached an eternal, conscious, fiery torment awaits those who do not receive and believe in Jesus as the only way to God. Throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matt. 13:42) Throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matt. 13:50) Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there … Continue reading A Few More Verses on Hell
John Shore has been writing a little bit about hell lately. He has written a response (reaction?) to a promo video by Francis Chan about his new book Erasing Hell. Hmmm, a quick, public response to a promo-video about a book about hell. Sound familiar? (Funny how people criticize others for doing the same thing, but when the ball is in their court…)
In another article on his personal blog, Shore writes about if hell is real. In typical liberal fashion, he avoids the answer and claims the Bible does as well:
Asking whether or not hell is real is like asking your teammates in a football huddle during a game whether or not they think it’s possible, from your guys’ current position on the field, to sink a three-point basket.
Missing the point.
Sorry for my absence lately. Things have been busy around here! Check out this interview of Rob Bell by Martin Bashir on MSNBC. I don’t know if Bashir is a Christian, but he lays it on thick–and good. I’ve really never seen Bell so uncomfortable before. Ever. Continue reading Rob Bell interviewed by Martin Bashir