Posted by Gary on April 19, 2011
Isaiah 53:10 “But the LORD was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, and the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.”
One must understand when listening to Rob Bell and others like him that when they just seem to be asking something, they are really saying something. Questions do not always mean inquiry, questions can actually be a subtle way of declaring. This is Rob Bell, ask, ask, just asking when all the while he is sowing falsehood and lies about God and the gospel (see this serious parody of Rob Bell and his method).
Here is an excerpt from Bell’s promotional video for his latest book, “Love Wins”:
“And so, what gets, subtlety, sort of caught and taught is that Jesus rescues you from God. But what kind of God is that; that we would need to be rescued from this God? How could that God ever be good; how could that God ever be trusted? And how could that ever be good news?”
What does Jesus rescue us from? God’s wrath against evil and sin. It’s not good that God hates evil and sin? A God who hates evil can’t be trusted? Would someone please explain the logic of this question? A God who holds men accountable for their actions in accord with absolute truth and righteousness can’t be trusted?
What Rob Bell is really asking (saying) is, “Don’t you dislike the idea of a just, righteous God?” This is the danger of Bell’s questions, he is posing them to idolatrous hearts (yes, like mine), knowing that in our falleness we hate God’s justice. “Yeah” the devil sneers into our ears, “What kind of God is this who punishes?” “Doesn’t He know you mean well and that that deep down you are really a good person?”