Bells Hell Sells

Grant Swart

In keeping with our intended purpose, and as mentioned on our About page, we attempt to maintain a positive slant to the content of 4TheLoveOfTheTruth. There are certainly sufficient blogs which effectively highlight the negative deception and falsehood in the what the world sees as the Christian church.

In certain instances I feel it is warranted that attention be given to events which could have a “worse than usual” negative impact on the Christian. The recent book by Rob Bell is one of those instances. Another recent posting on this blog, in which John MacArthur addresses this issue, ties in with this short but thought-provokingly powerful piece by Ray Comfort.

Bell’s Hell Sells

by Ray Comfort

I watched a lot of holocaust footage while researching for, Hitler, God, and the Bible and its accompanying “Hitler’s Religion” DVD. I read eye-witness accounts of families of Jews being shot, and some of them buried while still alive. I stared through tear-filled eyes at photos of innocent Jewish women (some in their teens) being paraded through the streets, and then hung publically. They weren’t given the mercy of a quick drop to break the neck. Instead, thin rope was deliberately used to make the hanging last longer. The photos show other Jews being made to watch, and German soldiers smiling as they dangled by the rope.

Jews were made to pull teeth from the dead bodies of their fellow countrymen that had been gassed, and extract gold. The corpses were then thrown into ovens for cremation. If gold was missed, those doing the extracting were thrown alive into the ovens.

Adolf Hitler systematically and cruelty slaughtered six million men, women, and children in the horror we call the “holocaust.” After the war, Hitler shot himself, and many Nazis fled to the haven of Argentina to happily live out the rest of their days without being brought to justice.

In the much-publicized Love Wins, Rob Bell informs us that the Bible’s references to a place called “Hell”–are speaking of nothing more than Gehenna, the burning trash heap outside Jerusalem, during the time of Christ.

Instead of justice, loves wins, and Hitler will be in Heaven along with every evil unrepentant Nazi who threw Jews alive into ovens, buried them while still alive in mass graves, tortured, raped, and murdered so many. Enjoying the pleasures of Heaven with the Nazis we will find every throat-cutting rapist, Joseph Stalin, Idi Amin, Mao Tse-tung, Uganda’s machete-wielding murderers, the man who cut the head off Daniel Pearl, Osama Bin Laden, Pol Pot, Charles Manson, all 19 of the al-Qaeda 911 terrorists, and every child-molester that ever lived. They may all make it to Heaven.

Rob Bell goes as far as to suggest that people will have an opportunity to change their mind about God and make their way into Heaven, after they die. What’s clear in his book is that the god in whom Bell believes will not exercise a just and holy wrath against anyone. He says that no one will be eternally punished.

I didn’t write, The Defender’s Guide for Life’s Tough Questions—to counter Bell’s twisted theology—-but it thankfully does. It lists all the references to Hell in the Old Testament. It addresses the “Hitler is in Heaven” issue, and it deals with why God allows suffering, why He allows evil, His “sanctioning” of slavery, why He lets children get cancer, and His merciless judgments.

This is one good thing that is coming from Love Wins. It’s making people think about this issue, question men like Bell, and ask how he managed to make it into a pulpit. They are rethinking the Bible’s warning about ear-tickling preachers and how Jesus warned “Woe to you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” God is love, but He is also just and holy. Hitler will get his dues, and that is good news for those who lost loved ones in the holocaust and want desperately to see that justice is done.

God showed both His great love and His perfect righteousness, through the cross. He provided a Savior to save us from His just wrath and, in His great mercy, give us everlasting life. Those who refuse to repent and trust in Him will find that God keeps His Word. There is good news for Jews. There is a Hell. Justice wins.

Source : http://raycomfortfood.blogspot.com/2011/04/bells-hell-sells.html


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5 thoughts on “Bells Hell Sells

  1. Elmarie and Grant,
    A timely warning/article fo any tempted to buy into Bells rejection of the Word of God and what God has to say about hell.

    I was breifly reading snipets of the book one day in a local bookstore, and I was very disturbed by Bells amazing distortion of the Word of God. Not a good read for those who do not know the Word.I pray that the Lord protects such people from Bells book.

    On a funnier note, i saw an article called ‘Rob Bell robs hell” lol

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    • Hi Sylesa

      Yes I saw that article it was over at Apprising Ministries 🙂

      Bell is one of those dangerous false teachers who hides behind intellectual words, the scary thing is he has an enormous influence on the youth !!!

      We praise the Lord that we are able to point out wolves in sheep’s clothing, because we have His Word!!! We are so clearly warned of these things in His Word.

      And then again these words for Jesus comes to mind and saddens me : Luke 18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
      Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
      Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

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  2. Here is a South African link to a 2 part sermon done by Pastor Joel James of Grace Fellowship Pretoria. He also warns against Rob Bell and points out why it is dangerous to believe what Bell teaches. It is very clear from the Scriptural warnings that we should run from false teachers like Bell.

    There is no transcript available. Please follow the links and download the audio sermons.

    1) Mar 13, ’11 – Turning away from false teachers (1) (part 92) | AM
    Series: Romans Joel James Rom 16:17-20 = http://www.gracefellowship.co.za/mp3/

    2) Mar 20, ’11 Turning away from false teachers (2) (part 93) | AM
    Series: Romans Joel James Rom 16:17-20 = http://www.gracefellowship.co.za/mp3/

    Blessings

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  3. Elmarie,
    Thank y so much for the link to Grace Fellowship in Praetoria! I am listening to part one of ‘Turn away from false teachers’. I like the speaker Joel James. I see that there are 400 teachings available for download! Great! I will download them . I see allot of teachings from Eccles. on wisdom. I really love the book of Proverbs and Eccles., they are both two of my favorite books.

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