Engaging Your World

Friday, March 11, 2011


As Rob Bell comes out with another book, we will see another doctrine in question. This time it will be Hell and who actually ends up there. While the book is not yet out, the promotional video is, and in that Rob uses Ghandi as his foil for his latest attack on Gods Word. He speaks of an event where someone had posted on a quote from Ghandi that he was in Hell, and Bell states, "Ghandi is in Hell?" In this statement, by way of tone and demeanor it is clear that this is a thought he believes to be not only ridiculous but in fact arrogant to hold, yet that is exactly where Ghandi is and will spend his forever eternity. Some would want to ask how I or anyone could make such a statement. The clear answer from Gods Word is that anyone who does not receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior spends forever in the lake of fire where it is said that the torment never ends. Ghandi was an avowed professing Hindu who never was born again into the family of God through the blood of Christ and thus he is in Hell.

Ghandi is an excellent picture of what Gods Word declares, that all have fallen short of the glory of God and all have sinned. And that our best works in Gods sight is filthy rags, which means that regardless of the life he lived, if Ghandi were trusting in those works instead of, or to the exclusion of Jesus Christ, and died in that state, he is spending eternity in the lake of fire. Rob Bell is an excellent picture of the emergent movement landing in its inevitable home, a universalistic liberal theology that will lead people astray. The stark and sobering reality is that the better question for Rob Bell to be considering is where his eternity will be spent should he die in the state of belief he is currently in!

Blog you later,
Pastor Tom