Letter to the Editor
To the Editor,
As a youth pastor and former BCM student, I am quite familiar with Rob Bell.
I was first introduced to Bell at a BCM where our leader occasionally used his videos as lessons for our meetings. Many of us were instantly hooked.
The charisma Bell has in the Nooma videos quickly and easily attracts young people. However, with Bell’s most recent book being released, we as Christians must take a stand.
Rob Bell is not emergent or even post-modern, but rather, I believe, he is a heretic.
We should not let this type of false theology [Bell’s most recent book, Love Wins, is said to deny core Christian beliefs including the existence of a literal hell] get anywhere near our students. It shouldn’t be on the shelves of our offices, youth rooms, or Christian book stores.
It is against this false doctrine that we must take a stand; for it is a cancer that spreads among the body of Christ rapidly, affecting mostly the younger generation.
We must teach firm doctrine, making our students aware of antichrists among us. Young and old must know that our faith is based on Christ’s teachings. To skew Jesus’ words is to falsify God.
Scripture often tells us, “Do not be deceived.” It warns of those who will come to lead us astray, claiming Christianity, but teaching false doctrine.
Brothers and sisters, take note that Rob Bell is a deceiver who is greatly impacting our students. His rhetoric teaches that we need not be concerned about hell, because a loving God would never send anyone to a place of eternal damnation.
You can choose for yourself whose words to believe, Bell’s or Christ’s. Jesus talked about hell and the reality of eternal separation from God.
Don’t let your students be fooled into hell. Don’t let yourself be fooled into hell.
Brothers stand up, speak up, and let the truth that is Jesus Christ be heard!
Brandon “Bubba” Gurley
Oil City, La.