Read the lengthy, and good, review of Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins from Kevin DeYoung here.
Also, since it is a bit long, you can download the pdf as well.
Those were the words of John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, on his facebook page referring to Rob Bell‘s recent book, Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.
Head over to these two readings to gain more insight. Here are some of the highlights:
Justin Taylor writes in his posting:
It is unspeakably sad when those called to be ministers of the Word distort the gospel and deceive the people of God with false doctrine.
But it is better for those teaching false doctrine to put their cards on the table (a la Brian McLaren) rather than remaining studiously ambiguous in terminology.
First, we need God’s wrath to keep us honest about evangelism.
Second, we need God’s wrath in order to forgive our enemies.
Third, we need God’s wrath in order to risk our lives for Jesus’ sake.
Fourth, we need God’s wrath in order to live holy lives.
Fifth, we need God’s wrath in order to understand what mercy means.
Sixth, we need God’s wrath in order to grasp how wonderful heaven will be.
Seventh, we need the wrath of God in order to be motivated to care for our impoverished brothers and sisters.
Eighth, we need God’s wrath in order to be ready for the Lord’s return.
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