It is just over two years ago since I last blogged on Rob Bell in reaction to assertions flooding blogosphere denying or at least obscuring the existence of Hell. It is wise not to focus on people and this article is about perspectives and not persons. Still I recall just after the attention of the media was seized by his new book and heretic conclusions on Hell, God spoke in Japan through an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown that brought the economic giant flat on his knees. Bell is speaking again … many are listening and I am nervous. Read Blog “Bell denies Hell, Forbes celebrates the Richest, Earthquake and fears of Nuclear meltdown cripples Japan…”
There is (click for article ) the unfortunate view being advanced - that God is pulling some evangelicals ahead of others to affirm gay brothers, workers and pastors and that we are now only just discovering that some are made and think differently … thanks to the internet and global communications etc. ... so claims Rob Bell.
First it is untrue that the things we are seeing now are new or that in Bible times the culture was unaware of prevalence of these social aberrations. Study Judges 19 … in which we see Israelites of Gibeah – sons of Belial (this time not the (Canaanites) men of Sodom in Genesis) outperforming the men of Sodom … as they attack a fellow Israelite …and then proceeding to rape his “partner” to death
Jdg 19:22: Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him
This is like a “church” marching openly to sodomize a member of another … and in broad daylight too….only to rape the “girl friend” of the Levite (pastor) to death. Immorality is as old as the day satan first set his foot on the earth. Nothing is new if we read the Bible … nor can much shock us if we study the word …even as God Himself can never be surprised at anything … in truth we have perhaps only scratched the surface of satan’s bag of sensual tricks … while all is known to the omniscient God and addressed in His word.
It is also not true that God was unaware of certain so called genetic or innate issues nor is God cruel in His warnings just because they cause us discomforts. Rather we need to understand that God’s admonitions are linked to a timeless everlasting commitment to bring us to an eternal home and cannot always be sympathetic to the thrill of a few decades or whims of a passing culture. The Bible warns that we flee youthful lusts and speaks of sins that so easily besets and how to deal with them …take extra care not to allow them to overcome you. The Bible warns that the body is the temple of God and whosoever defiles the temple will himself be destroyed by God (not by any other). God is neither a theorist nor experimenting with ideas. He knows what He is saying. He is unambiguous on what is right and what is wrong and has not left His truths to be debated or unlocked by intellectuals, or discovered by internet bloggers …that would be unfair to unlettered peasants. Anyone with the Holy Spirit (His appointed interpreter) will find the truth plain … others are only permitted to continue in their speculations.
Do not believe those who claim they are being kind to you in affirming a Godless lifestyle? Rather they are either ignorant or just plain workers of evil or perhaps both. It is them that the Bible warns of when it says …
Pro_12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked arecruel.
God is righteous and He knows there is a way of escape - otherwise He will not ask you to flee. In caring for His creation, God may sometimes appear tough but He is kind and true. Observe His dealings with His only beloved son Christ on the Cross as He cried “My God ...my God why has thou forsaken me”…but He did this for incomparable love for billions of souls and Christ later resurrects as the King of glory. Can you trust the tender love and mercies of politicians and best-seller book writers/ charismatic speakers with honey-coated speeches … even assuming you pretend not to discern through the thin veil hiding the filthy lucre they have to gain? Who do you trust? God or Hilary Clinton and Rob Bell. Wake up.
Joe_3:9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
Christians all over the world must keep praying for mercy and divine interventions to resist the wave of Godless legislation being encouraged in the US. The Bible also teaches that these are not without their consequence.
Jesus Christ, the friend of sinners - still invites you to Him for salvation. Repent ...come now.