Friday, March 4, 2011

Snakes are scary: Love wins?

I'm not sure if you have exposure to this guy Rob Bell.  He's creative.  He's a pastor.  He's a deep-thinker.  He has cool glasses.  And if what he's hinting at in this video is anything close to what his book actually espouses, he's also a heretic.  No, I haven't read the book.  Based on previous work, I assume he's going to reinterpret biblical passages more in line with 19th century theological liberalism and then couch it as being faithful.  So, if indeed he is doing what his video points to, let's call it heresy and be done with it.  It's not making us think.  It's not providing another option.  It's heresy.  The Bible calls us to identify it and rebuke it.

The scary part to me is that, along with this viewpoint, he's incredibly popular, shows up on the covers of evangelical magazines, and is revered by a lot of younger believers.  Watch the video, let me know what you think. 

LOVE WINS. from Rob Bell on Vimeo.

Behind the discussion of heaven and hell is the question of how a person is justified before God, which he subtly points out in the video.  Don't ever forget that...


  1. You are absolutely right about this. I have been following this since it broke last weekend. While many focus on Bell's apparent universalist escatology, what they are overlooking is a defective soteriology as well. I have been skeptical of Bell and his mentor Brian McLaren for some time now. Winsome, and oh so dangerous, both.

  2. I've been following it too. I think this is terrible, scary, sad.
    2 Timothy 4:3
    For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.