Comments on: You are the Gospel!- Rob Bell and the Anathema of “The Resurrection Rescue” http://toddongod.com/2009/07/27/you-are-the-gospel-rob-bell-and-the-anathema-of-the-resurrection-rescue/ Sun, 14 Mar 2010 19:24:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ By: taylor http://toddongod.com/2009/07/27/you-are-the-gospel-rob-bell-and-the-anathema-of-the-resurrection-rescue/#comment-1514 taylor Fri, 12 Mar 2010 20:56:43 +0000 http://toddongod.com/?p=1737#comment-1514 You are mistaken brother. Bell has given message upon message about the power of the cross. Read Scott Mcknights "a community called atonement" if you would like to know where bell stands. You are mistaken brother.

Bell has given message upon message about the power of the cross. Read Scott Mcknights “a community called atonement” if you would like to know where bell stands.

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By: Keith Walters http://toddongod.com/2009/07/27/you-are-the-gospel-rob-bell-and-the-anathema-of-the-resurrection-rescue/#comment-1199 Keith Walters Mon, 03 Aug 2009 21:43:21 +0000 http://toddongod.com/?p=1737#comment-1199 As far as the "You are the Gospel" statement is concerned I think Bell is very close to a critical concept in missiology but he has not actually spent time in study to know what he is talking about and so all we get is error and idiocy. We should embody the gospel, we should incarnate the gospel, we should live out the gospel but we are definitely not the gospel. The good news is not that I am incarnating the sufferings of Christ or that I am living out the implications of the resurrection; the good news is that Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, and He has reconciled us to God. The problem is that I don’t think Bell has a clue what the atonement is about. He talks about being saved from all of these different things as the central aim of Salvation and completely misses the fact that everything around us is so screwed up because God is subjecting to judgment because of our rebellion. So we don’t need to be saved from this messed up world we need to be saved from an angry God who is subjecting His creation to judgment, but then again the gods aren’t angry are they. Maybe he should spend less time studying Jewish and Roman history and a little more time studying redemptive history. As far as the “You are the Gospel” statement is concerned I think Bell is very close to a critical concept in missiology but he has not actually spent time in study to know what he is talking about and so all we get is error and idiocy. We should embody the gospel, we should incarnate the gospel, we should live out the gospel but we are definitely not the gospel. The good news is not that I am incarnating the sufferings of Christ or that I am living out the implications of the resurrection; the good news is that Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, and He has reconciled us to God.

The problem is that I don’t think Bell has a clue what the atonement is about. He talks about being saved from all of these different things as the central aim of Salvation and completely misses the fact that everything around us is so screwed up because God is subjecting to judgment because of our rebellion. So we don’t need to be saved from this messed up world we need to be saved from an angry God who is subjecting His creation to judgment, but then again the gods aren’t angry are they. Maybe he should spend less time studying Jewish and Roman history and a little more time studying redemptive history.

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By: Aaron Armstrong http://toddongod.com/2009/07/27/you-are-the-gospel-rob-bell-and-the-anathema-of-the-resurrection-rescue/#comment-1193 Aaron Armstrong Sat, 01 Aug 2009 02:08:22 +0000 http://toddongod.com/?p=1737#comment-1193 Solid commentary, Todd. I saw that video for the first time when someone decided to show it in lieu of a devotion at a local mission here in town, and I was disgusted (although not surprised). "Christless expounding on nothing," as a well-known preacher would say. Your question, "Are the claims of the Bible only as good as my witness?" is very insightful. I wonder if the issue that underlies the "social justice gospel" nonsense is that many of us have forgotten that if our lives don't show the truth and beauty of the gospel, it means there's something wrong with us, not the Bible? Solid commentary, Todd. I saw that video for the first time when someone decided to show it in lieu of a devotion at a local mission here in town, and I was disgusted (although not surprised). “Christless expounding on nothing,” as a well-known preacher would say.

Your question, “Are the claims of the Bible only as good as my witness?” is very insightful. I wonder if the issue that underlies the “social justice gospel” nonsense is that many of us have forgotten that if our lives don’t show the truth and beauty of the gospel, it means there’s something wrong with us, not the Bible?

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