Friday, March 18, 2011


Steve Camp, a Contemporary Christian Musician for the last 30 + years,  now also a Pastor had a few thoughts to share on his facebook page this week concerning Rob Bell. I say he hits the nail on the head.

Another blog post worth reading:
God Is Still Holy and What You Learned in Sunday School Is Still True: A Review of “Love Wins”

Where do I stand?
Well, this was my facebook status today:
Love won ~ crown of thorns, nail pierced hands, death on a cross. I am FREE from a life spent in an eternal hell~thank you JESUS for the gift of eternal life that I will get to spend with you in heaven. In YOU I place my hope and my faith. No man, no book written will ever make me question what you did for me.

I have so many other thoughts and feelings but I just cannot get them out of my head into this blog post. So, I'll share Steve's thoughts with you and the video that prompted the discussion over the last few days.

Steve Camp's thoughts:

Rob Bell is a confused young man who is blasphemous and heretical on the most elemental issues of biblical Christianity. He needs regeneration and/or discipleship. This new book of his isn't a serious work about God's love, the gospel, heaven, hell, or the Lord Jesus Christ. It is shallow, trite, childish, and vacant of biblical truth. He asks many helpful questions, but provides no answers rooted in God's Word. In short, Bell is a wolf amongst thousands undiscerning sheep. He is not a pastor; he is a theological preditor. If you attend his "church" you need to run.

This is not an "eat the meat and throw away the bones" issue. This is a truth issue concerning the nature and character of Jesus Christ the Lord, the veracity of Scripture, His holiness and all things concerning w...hat He has instructed about heaven and hell especially about those who reject Christ and His gospel. Bell has sought to redefine all those essentials by one thing, his ability to ask question upon question which have no bearing on these things. You should be concerned for him. His words are leading millions away from the biblical Jesus and His gospel.
Have you read his book? I have. It's unfortunate and tragic. I will continue to pray for him that his eyes will be opened to the biblical gospel and that he would repent and truly come to know the Jesus of the bible and not the one he has invented. That is the mostnloving thing we could hope for him.'s what Rob has said in his book: "we shape our God and then our God shapes us." IOW, create God in your own image and it will create who you are. This is exactly what Rob has done. He has shaped an image of God that is not the God ...of the Bible and now IT is shaping him.

You don't invite a wolf to sit down for a nice, calm discussion with shepherds. You call him to repentance! Truth matters; doctrine matters; theology matters; the Lordship of Jesus Christ matters; the gospel matters; the holiness of God matters; heaven and hell matters; the veracity of Scripture matters; and God's love matters!

Here is the heavenily charge, not for the apostate false teacher or wolf in sheep's clothing, but the true man of God!
2 Tim:4 1-5 "I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his ...appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."

1 comment:

H said...

Oh was he squirming. I think he thinks he is bigger than God. His popularity has just gotten out of control and he is using it not for the good of God or His people.