The Romans 8 Trifecta

18 — I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

28 — And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

31 — What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?


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Question: So About Rob Bell

Anonymous asked:
What’s your opinion on Rob Bell, or more specifically, his opinions/ideaologies? Do you see him veering on the lines of Universalist or do you think he’s got some unique yet very real arguments full of substance? I’m dying to hear your entire opinion.

I was actually interviewed by the local news about Rob Bell since I had podcasted about him.

To be fair, I haven’t read his book.  I read several reviews and also Francis Chan’s Erasing Hell, all of which painted more or less fair criticisms of Rob Bell’s views.

I do think there’s been a lot of unfairness towards Pastor Rob about Love Wins.  It seems his book was more about critical thinking on a major issue of the Bible instead of an entirely Universalist approach.  Bell himself has admitted he believes in hell.  If anything, we could criticize him for some of his weirder teaching on the Trinity, resurrection, Scripture, or his strange use of illustrations like a real goat (which pooped on stage).  A lot of the critics were just grabbing a quick nod for fame with sensational news tactics. No surprise.

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There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing those things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.

— C.S. Lewis