|Rob Bell made a splash in mega-churchery,|
then sank with Love Wins.
Here's George from Higher Things.
The Objective Justification specialists would have us believe they are Lutheran, even Orthodox-- by Stephan's standards--and Confessional to boot. Do not ask them specifics about the Book of Concord: it's their rabbit's foot, not the norma normata.
Like Rob Bell, they slip and slide around when asked about the contradictions of their teachings, especially when they label justification by faith as Calvinism. Calvinism!?
When Bell revealed his Universalist beliefs to his mega-church, they extended him the Left Foot of Fellowship. His next appearance was at The Ethical Society, which I nicknamed The WouldBeGoods (great children's book by E. Nesbit).
The Ethical Society is such a hoot. The "minister" has an MDiv and continued education from one school or another. They have programs, but they disbelieve God. They are palsy-walsy with the Unitarian-Universalists, but I do not know how one group differs from another, except in history.
When George of Higher Things posted his revelations on YouTube, one person responded, "Must be ELCA." His regurgitation of the OJ false message sounded exactly like ELCA because they teach the same thing.
What is the common origin of LCMS-ELS-WELS-CLC(sic)-ELCA? The rationalistic Pietists of Halle University. Let us visit one of them, now, a favorite of ELCA-trained Jay Webber (STM, ILT).
Oh, there he is, Rambach the Halle Pietist, endorsed by Jay Webber, quoted by Jay Webber on the Intrepid Lutherans, in opposition to Martin Chemnitz, senior editor of the Book of Concord.
If God absolved all mankind from sin, then love wins, and so does Rob Bell. But there will be another Judge to face in the future, One not as malleable as their dogma, not as contradictory as their explanations.
On March 17, 2013, in an interview at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Bell said, "I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it's a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man...And I think the ship has sailed. This is the world we are living in and we need to affirm people wherever they are."