Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Love Wins" by Rob Bell

Emerging Church pastor Rob Bell recently published a book arguing that in the end, everyone goes to Heaven (I'm sure Al Capone, Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Pol Pot, Jeffrey Dahmer and multitudes of other brutal murderers would be thrilled to hear that).

Unfortunately for Rob Bell, he did not do so well defending his thesis in an interview with MSNBC's Martin Bashir.  To hear a rather long, but outstanding interview with Martin Bashir on this topic,  go to http://www.godandculture.com/ra/bashir_edwards.mp3

Even if you only have five minutes to spare, the first five minutes or so will tell you all you need to know about Rob Bell's arguments.

If you don't even have five minutes: In his book, Rob Bell apparently quotes both Martin Luther and the Bible in support of his thesis. But Bell just quoted small parts that seemed--when ripped from their contexts--to agree with him, when in fact both contexts were actually arguing against Bell's thesis. Bashir called this disingenuous. What I would call it might not be so kind.

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