Rob Bell: The gods Should Be Angry

Jesse Johnson from Pulpit Magazine has an insightful review of Rob Bell’s “The Gods Are Not Angry” concert tour. Johnson’s review documents the subtle but deadly message of Rob Bell. Said Johnson:

“I am convinced that the emerging church is largely early 20th century liberalism, with cooler hair…This was a one-man show. It was all Rob, for all 90 minutes. No music (except for an awkwardly-mixed conclusion), no notes, no Bible, no lectern, no breaks…

There were more dark rimmed glasses in the room than bibles. 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. When he rattled off the Mesopotamian and Sumerian gods by memory, he established that he is no dummy. 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…

Instead, he walked around an alter for 90 minutes, without talking about the wrath of God against sin being poured out on Christ. He did not say, “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.” He did not say, “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”…

He 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.”

Click Here to Read the Rest of Johnson’s Review

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