Wow, a very bold post from the Bayly Brothers blog about the recent Rob Bell controversy. I especially love the warnings given in the last couple of paragraphs and concur with a heartfelt “AMEN!” God helps us, we really do need true Shepherds who care more about people’s souls than being “cool”… ~PS
Rob Bell’s no servant of God; he’s a peddler of postures hip and kool…
(Jesus said) “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:42-44).
(Jesus said) “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears. (Acts 20:28-31)
If possible, that savage wolf, Rob Bell, becomes bolder in his wickedness. Watch this video:
NOTE: I’ve completely changed this post since first publishing it. Originally, this video was posted here on Baylyblog with a link to a post by Justin Taylor dealing with the video and Bell’s forthcoming book. I wrote here taking Taylor to task for hemming and hawing in his warnings about Bell. I said Taylor should have been forthright and sounded a clear note from his bugle.
No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. (2 Corinthians 11:14,15).
Taylor also pulled the sentence of his post that I’d objected to that began, “It seems to me….”
Sadly, he didn’t pull the sentence in order to be more forthright! Rather he pulled it because of people’s opposition to his condemnation of Bell; and now with these changes, Taylor appears more earnest and gentle and hesitant and mincing. Addressing a false shepherd, he appears as the opposite of the Apostle Paul or the Apostle Peter or the Apostle John or John the Baptist or Jude or Calvin or Luther or Knox or Jesus.
We live in an evil day when clothing, eyeglasses, tunes, images, and body posture are our theology and doctrinal debate is nonexistent. Truth isn’t clear and known and embraced–it shimmers and is felt. So my warning to souls reading this blog today is to flee from Rob Bell. But also flee all those who can’t bring themselves ever to see an enemy of God and to blow a clear note on their horn against him, nor to use their disciplinary rod and staff to pull their sheep back from danger–in this case, the wolf’s depredations.
Flee any shepherd who’s hip. That’s what he’s selling and you don’t want it. It’s the terminal disease of postmoderns. You and your wife and children need a pastor who’s earnest, zealous, hard-edged, bold, and doctrinally Biblical–everything pomos hate.
You need a man who loves his sheep.