Mark Driscoll is one bad, bold, and brilliant brother! Contrast his Christ like convictional certitude with Rob Bell channelling Beelzebub. Pastor Mark’s clarity, charity, and authority is simply fresh air in a toxic atmosphere polluted by the U.S. meltdown of cowardly and compromised ministers in our day.It would be such an honor just to meet this brother. Truly worthy of double honor!
Here is a special preview of Driscoll’s upcoming sermon, “Heaven and Hell.” [rgh]
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Listen to Rob Bell as he is hit with hard probing questions, stumbles to make a point but unable to do so, responds to a straight forward question by contradicting the writings in his new book , articulates ambiguity while trying to appear to be certain, implies Truth is actually un-true while absolutes are absolutely unknowable, eternity is important but clear answers are simply reduced to a confusing conversation without clarity of conclusion.
Bell hides behind being a pastor as why has no real answers all the while assuring us that grace gives people room to work through “atrocities of life!” on their own but “clearly” wants us to trust him because he ”absolutely” believes that love wins. Even though he can’t actually tell us from what and is clearly unable and unwilling to articulate anything akin to Paul’s glorious gospel.
Rob nuances his way through the reality that he is bankrupt of concrete answers to real life issues but wants to assure us that he is a man who can ask lots of questions.
I think I have heard his voice from somewhere in the ancient past. Yes, it has the same hissing whisper that loudly asked the first undermining question, ”HATH GOD SAID?”
Thats it, Bell is really Beel-zebub!
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A year ago I did a post on the subject of Hell. It included a list of articles from a rich diversity of ministers who had various reasons for tackling the subject. The articles are below.
My purpose for the post was to raise “Hell” to its biblical place of priority. However, it seems that the universalist and annihilationalist are doing their best to keep the subject in their biblical mythology casket.
Al Mohler has a couple of recent posts addressing the “hellish” topic. He is a true “antagonizer”of the faith. I chose to “cut to the center of his article” since it began with a question. Unlike Rob Bell and more like the Apostle Paul, Dr. Mohler asks and gives concrete answers. How refreshing!
“What happened to evangelical convictions about hell?
The first issue is a changed view of God. The biblical vision of God has been rejected by the culture as too restrictive of human freedom and offensive to human sensibilities. God’s love has been redefined so that it is no longer holy. God’s sovereignty has been reconceived so that human autonomy is undisturbed. In recent years, even God’s omniscience has been redefined to mean that God perfectly knows all that He can perfectly know, but He cannot possibly know a future based on free human decisions.
Evangelical revisionists promote an understanding of divine love that is never coercive and would disallow any thought that God would send impenitent sinners to eternal punishment in the fires of hell. They are seeking to rescue God from the bad reputation He picked up by associating with theologians who for centuries taught the traditional doctrine. God is just not like that, they reassure. He would never sentence anyone — however guilty — to eternal torment and anguish.”
>Al Mohler….How can a God of love send anyone to Hell http://www.albertmohler.com/2009/08/31/how-can-a-god-of-love-send-anyone-to-hell/#
>John Piper….How willingly do people go to Hell?
>N.T. Wright: What is Hell like? http://www.outofur.com/archives/2010/01/ur_video_nt_wri_1.html
>J.I.Packer…..Annihilation and Hell http://www.reformation21.org/blog/2009/11/packer-on-hell.php
>R.T. Kendall…Raising Hell http://www.ministrytodaymag.com/index.php/evangelical-essentials/17076-raising-hell
>D.A. Carson…. The Terror of Hell and Preach Hell http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2009/11/09/the-existence-of-god-the-reality-of-evil-and-the-terror-of-hill/