I've been following this guy for a while now. His NOOMA videos and popular books like Velvet Elvis have brought him fame and fortune. His performance at the Wiltern in Los Angeles was classic--although I left half way through. [Note: I brought my girlfriend, who read his books, so she could hear for herself his false teachings].
The purpose of this video is to educate people about those who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ--not to evangelize. My audience here is the "I believe in God" crowd who like to cheer when "endowed by our Creator" is used as a punch line at political conferences or while they debate--but they never read the book of said Creator. My audience also includes nonbelievers who are hearing one man speak as a representative of Christ--in light of this, I want you to know what Christ himself says.
While Bell speaks, Jesus' own words will appear on the screen for you to see if there is reconciliation. Whether you believe in God, Christ, or the Bible as the inspired Word of God is not the issue here. Here's the issue: If you claim to be a Christian, if you claim Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the Bible is your ONLY Authority for this claim. That being said, let's compare Bell's words with God's:
UPDATE: I received a comment pointing out that Bell doesn't outright say that all go to Heaven. True. Bell has been careful not to write his heresy's in ink--until now. The reason Bell is on GMA--and probably many more MSM shows to come--is because of his recent book, Love Wins in which he declares his Universalism. Like many homosexuals who come out of the closet after everyone knows they are gay, Rob Bell's un-Christian positions on basic theology have been well known for many years now in the Christian community. I am grateful for that because Bell is a brilliant guy who is very slick. He knows the Bible very well and therefore knows how to speak heresy without it popping up on anyone's RADAR. Bell's clarity is a blessing. No longer can his followers claim ignorance.
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