Paul know the wolves would come, but I doubt he would have expected them to be unmasked and "owned" on MSNBC. Breaking news... Rob Bell is unbiblical and historically unreliable! Yes, from MSNBC!
I wanted to stand and applaud for journalist Martin Bashir. What we have here is modern media shedding its usual bias and actually unmasking one of Satan's servants trying to disguise himself as an angel of light (2 Cor 11:14). Here is how Bashir winds-down the interview:
You’ve just indicated though one of the problems with this book, which is, in a sense you are creating a Christian message that’s warm, kind, and popular for contemporary culture, but it’s frankly – according to this critic – unbiblical and historically unreliable. That’s true isn’t it? What you’ve done is you’re amending the Gospel – the Christian message – so that it is palatable to contemporary people who find, for example, the idea of hell and heaven very difficult to stomach. So here comes Rob Bell, he’s made a Christian gospel for you! And it’s perfectly palatable and much easier to swallow. That’s what you’ve done isn’t it?That, my friends, is what theologians call "getting schooled." Mr. Bashir, you get the TPC Award for Best Journalism from a Cable Network.
Watch the whole interview - best thing you'll see on cable tv all day. Read the transcript here.
For other round-ups of the Bell debacle, please see:
- Ligon Duncan, Speaking Seriously and Sensitively about Hell