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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rob Bell - "Love Wins"

I guess it's refreshing that Bell seems to have finally made a clear and unambiguous statement about his theology. What's unfortunate and sad though, is that, as many have suspected for quite some time, it is not a Scripturally based theology. He has many followers and his message has been subtle until now.

Justin Taylor writes about Bell's new book "Love Wins". Here's an excerpt as it appeared on John Piper's "Desiring God" FB page today;

John Piper once wisely wrote, “Bad theology dishonors God and hurts people. Churches that sever the root of truth may flourish for a season, but they will wither eventually or turn into something besides a Christian church.”

It is unspeakably sad when those called to be ministers of the Word distort the gospel and deceive the people of God with false doctrine.

But it is better for those teaching false doctrine to put their cards on the table (a la Brian McLaren) rather than remaining studiously ambiguous in terminology.

So on that level, I’m glad that Rob Bell has the integrity to be unambiguous about his universalism. Not just optimism about the fate of those who haven’t heard the Good News, but (as it seems from below) full-blown hell-is-empty-everyone-gets-saved universalism.

See the rest of his posting, along with a short video which seems to confirm Taylor's suspicions here. In the video he posits the question, "Are only a few destined to go to heaven?", totally ignoring or butchering such passages as Matt 7:13-14 and Matt 22:1-14.

1 comment:

  1. An Open Letter to Justin Taylor Regarding His Condemnation of Rob Bell
    http://bit.ly/fLawpU

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