Rob Bell: The gods Should Be AngryPublished November 23rd, 2007
by Ken Silva in Emerging Church, False Teachers, Rob Bell, Apostasy, Liberalism
Over at GalatiansC4V16, concerning Rob Bell, Christian Research Net contributor Tony Rose writes:
One of the contributors of pulpit.com (Pulpit Magazine), attended Rob Bell’s The Gods are Not Angry tour stop in Hollywood. His review is pretty interesting. Here are some excerpts:
"I am convinced that the emerging church is largely early 20th century liberalism, with cooler hair…The entire night was an illustration of style-over substance… But Bell went from there into what can only be described as careful and planned ambiguity. It was obvious that he is a smart person…"
"So when he ended the night without explaining why the sacrifice of Christ appeased God’s anger, without explaining atonement, without even touching substitution, I can’t help but note the effort that took. He spoke for over 90 minutes on the sacrifice of Christ without explaining sin, or the resurrection—which is the same as not speaking about the sacrifice of Christ…"
"[Bell] did not tell them ‘Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.’ Instead he said, ‘The gods are not angry anymore.’”
"And this is the fundamental problem with Bell’s message. The Bible says that the wrath of God is continually being revealed against ungodliness. In other words, God is still angry. And Bell did an enormous disservice because the people did not hear the gospel, and they were not told to flee the wrath to come."
See also: Rob Bell: Sounding More and More Like “Progressive” Christian Marcus Borg Who Denies the Deity of Jesus Christ and His Bodily Ressurection
Rob Bell In A Nutshell: The Bible
Rob Bell: “Trampolinianity” and the Virgin Birth