Monday, April 4, 2011
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU READ
There is a book out written by Rob Bell. Rob Bell is a pastor at one of our neighboring churches. Rob Bell is a talented writer. However, in this particular book, he states that there is no lasting Hell. Our pastor did a review on this book last evening. This is some of his comments. Rob Bell believes there is a hell (sort of), but that it doesn't last forever. Our God is so loving that he would not let anyone in hell forever. (Contrary to what the Bible says.) Rob Bell's message fit his situation and culture more than the Bible. His message is similiar to Hananiah's message as found in Jeremiah 28. It sounds nice but doesn't match what God says. A message without judgment brings no repentance. A message that sounds nice is more about our wishes than God's glory. My thoughts ---- How many people will be led astray by reading and believing this book? The Bible states, very clearly, that it would be better for that person to have a millstone placed around his/her neck and be thrown into the river than to lead one of his little ones astray. Pray for Rob Bell. I know Bell is not the first person who wrote a book that was not sound. He is nothing new. It is so important to know the truths of the Bible. If the Bible says it - go for it! The Bible will never let us down! Our book is entitled GOD WINS not LOVE WINS.