But he doesn’t think people need repent of their sins to participate in salvation. And that, in a nutshell, shows how incompetent Bell is at theology. After describing his lying in California the report informs us that …
Bell returned to Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan last week, the church that he founded over a decade ago, to speak and to introduce his new television broadcast The Rob Bell Show. He also conducted a signing for his new book, in which he asserts: “I believe God is for every single one of us, regardless of our beliefs or perspectives or failures or mistakes.”
God is indeed for us- on His terms, not ours. Bloody heretic. But why does it matter? Because Bell is a liar and he’s deceiving people and he’s misleading people and he’s teaching people to admire themselves more than they obey God and that’s damnable and disgusting.
He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing ravaging the flock.
As fans and critics wait to see what Rob Bell does next after leaving Mars Hill Bible Church last October in the wake of all the hubbub over Love Wins, his website gives a fresh glimpse of what the pastor and author is up to now: offering fellow pastors (and others) the chance to pay $500 to pick his brain. Bell is inviting 90 people (at a time) to join him in October for two days of teaching and discussion in Laguna Beach. Surfing included. Topics will include the creative process, how to handle criticism, and — perhaps most reflective of Bell’s Love Wins experience — “What do we do with doubts/questions we have that if we shared them with the people we lead they’d head for the doors? (Or they’d send us for the door?)”
Also included, doubtless, is a session on how to fleece the gullible in the flock and how to laugh all the way to the bank at the foolishness of the people brainless enough to 1) buy his filth book and 2) pay to ‘pick his’ empty evil brain as well as one titled ‘Being a Heretic and Still Having Authentic Christian Lap up Your Bile Like Dogs Lapping up Vomit’.
1- Both are more famous than they should be.
2- Both have slick adverts promoting their wares.
3- Both feed the populace rubbish wrapped in a deliciously constructed but totally nutritionally flawed tortilla; a tortilla which hides within itself death and coma. In short, both pump out poison.
4- Both are named Bell which rhymes with hell which is the final destination of both.
So when you see Bell – whether the first name is Taco or Rob, think hell. Bell (both of them) only want you to feel good without any interest in the consequences.
The folk who put together a little quiz which my facebook pal David McNelley took prove it. Here are his ‘results’:
Absurd. I’m no fan of Wright, but the implication that the moronic and heretical Rob Bell has anything in common with him shows an ignorance of Wright’s theology that would make Satan feel embarrassed, so steeped is it in ignorance. And it’s hard to embarrass Satan!
Beliefnet: use it if you hate yourself, hate theology, and are willing to utilize a resource that is even less reliable than Wikipedia. In other words, use it if you embrace dilettantism.
But at least for now he won’t be deceiving and misleading a congregation.
The elders of Mars Hill Bible Church (Grandville, MI) have announced that Rob Bell will be stepping down “in order to devote his full energy to sharing the message of God’s love with a broader audience.” This means he will no longer be pastoring there.
He hasn’t been pastoring for a long time. And whatever he’s going to be devoting himself to, it won’t be the message of God’s love, it will be – if he continues to teach as he has- nothing more than indulgent people-pleasing anti-Gospel rubbish.
God help those foolish and uninformed enough to follow him. They’ll follow a lie.
Step by step:
1- Lie to people and tell them you’re a Christian.
2- Convince gullible old women to mortgage their homes and donate the money to your ‘ministry’.
3- Surround yourself with ‘christians’ who know less about the bible, church history, and theology than you do.
4- Adopt shady and manipulative strategies to ‘grow’ your ‘church’.
5- Do something extremely bizarre to garner public attention, like have live animals in the service or cancel worship for the Super Bowl or Christmas or have a ‘rasslin’ match on the altar. Anything at all that has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity will work here.
6- Toss out the Bible and start talking about the Spirit’s speaking to you directly and without the medium of Scripture.
7- Insist on your congregation’s unswerving and unquestioning allegiance.
If you follow those 7 steps, you will have a mega ‘church’. There are no mega-churches outside of these 7 steps.
Mars Hill church must have lost all theological bearings and now wants to do the unthinkable. Seeing this latest jubilant tweet from Shane Hipps (Rob Bell’s co-pastor) :
Inviting Muslims to Communion is like asking Jews to a pork barbecue. Communion belongs to Christianity. It represents the Body of Christ, the belonging together of those who have faith in Him. If even Christians who are living out of fellowship with Christ are disinvited, what sense does it make to commune at the table with believers in another religion?
Rob Bell really is an incompetent theologian. Indeed, he is a pseudo-theologian, interested in nothing but making a name for himself. He understands absolutely nothing about the Christian faith and, apparently, neither do the people at his pseudo-church.
His isn’t an informed Christianity or a loving faith; his is a humanism devoid of theology.