‘Love Wins’ Author Rob Bell Supports Gay Marriage
Rob Bell, a former rock star pastor has embraced heretical teachings! It is sad really, first he wrote his tome: Love Wins:
Rob Bell uses the time-tested instrument of heretics, namely questions, especially questions laced with taunting irony. By means of such questions, Bell effectively leads down the path of error in such a way that he cannot easily be pinned down and accused of teaching contrary to the Bible. Bell also cunningly mocks Reformed (i.e., biblical) teaching, making it appear to be absurd.
For Bell, the Bible is a collection of stories that are important because they describe what is happening to us yet today
Bell badly misuses Scripture. Rather than drawing his teaching out of the whole of Scripture, he starts with a preconceived notion and finds a few lines from the Bible that ostensibly support it. He improperly places verses from two different contexts together. He selects obscure texts, which he uses to confuse the issue at hand, and ignores texts that are clear and pertinent – which contradict his teaching. He paraphrases, quotes out of context, and wrongly applies texts. For one example: in support of his view that the kingdom of God will be on the earth, Bell perverts the Lord’s prayer into a petition that “God’s kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Third, Rob Bell wants nothing of absolute truth. Churches that maintain certain truths and reject error have a form of Christianity that he mockingly labels “brickianity.” He rather describes proper theology in terms of a trampoline spring. Such “flexibility” in theology is beneficial to a heretic for he cannot be condemned for teaching contrary to “the truth.”
Fourth, Bell cleverly wraps his lies around a kernel of truth. With that small element of truth, heretics fool many who have a limited knowledge of the Bible. Besides, when heretics are challenged, they can always point to that kernel of truth and insist that they are maintaining the truth.
This is the methodology of heretics from Arius, to Pelagius, to Arminius. Peter informs us that these false teachers “privily bring in damnable heresies” (II Peter 2:1).
Eventually, all will be saved, though it may take some time in “the next” life. For God, according to Bell, will give people what they want. If they “want isolation, despair and the right to be [their] own god, God graciously grants… that option” (Love, 117). Yet, Bell assures us that part of the Christian tradition maintains that “the love of God will melt every hard heart, and even the most ‘depraved sinners’ will eventually give up their resistance and turn to God” (Love, 107). So, go ahead and believe that.
An End to Hell
Rob Bell rejects the biblical teaching on hell as a place, as an eternal destiny, and as a punishment from a righteous and holy God. Hell is a condition of life. There are “all kinds of hells” right now (Love, 79). “Poverty, injustice, suffering-they are all hells on earth” (Elvis, 148). In the next life, hell will be “the very real consequences we experience when we reject the good and true and beautiful life that God has for us” and “the evil… when we fail to live in God’s world God’s way” (Love, 93). But that is our choice, and Bell gives assurance that if we choose to live in God’s world in God’s way, we will leave hell behind, and enjoy life in heaven. Hell is not forever. It lasts as long as we choose it.
What if tomorrow someone digs up definitive proof that Jesus had a real, earthly, biological father…, and archeologists…find [his] tomb and do DNA samples and prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the virgin birth was just a bit of mythologizing the Gospel writers threw in…?
Obviously, that is a denial of the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. If Jesus had an earthly father, He is not God. If He is not God, there is no salvation and no Christianity.