SOME OF THE CHURCH’S WORST ENEMIES HAVE COME FROM WITHIN. JUDAS. ROUSSEAU. ROBESPIERRE. MARX AND ENGELS. THESE INSIDE MEN HAVE INFLICTED GREAT DAMAGE TO THE CHURCH OVER THE YEARS. NOW, FORMER MEGACHURCH PASTOR ROB BELL WANTS TO JOIN THEIR RANKS…
Rob Bell founded Mars Hill Bible Church in Michigan in 1999. By 2005, according to Wikipedia, every Sunday over 11,000 people were showing up. He then published a book in March of 2011 titled Love Wins in which he questioned the Christian doctrine of Hell, which drew criticism from conservative pastors such as John Piper. Following the controversy, he announced in September of the same year that he would be leaving the church to pursue other opportunities.
His book, Love Wins, was a New York Times Bestseller. Its controversial reaction garnered a sympathetic NYT editorial. So you know it had to be bad. Denying the biblical reality of Hell is how you identify a theological liberal. The conservatives in the PCUSA found this out the hard way. Failing to enforce their pastors’ mandatory belief in a literal Hell, they lost control over the church to the liberals in 1936.
SPOTTING A HUMANIST
No hell — that’s the foundation of humanism. There’s no hell because there’s no God standing in judgment over mankind. That’s a nice thought.
Now, Rob Bell has written a new book that brings old liberal lies to a new generation. It wraps it in fancy packaging. It’s charismatic in the way that Rob Bell is. He’s mesmerizing.