That was like turning on the lights and watching the roaches scatter.
One commenter at Justin Taylor'blog points out that Bashir is a member of Redeemer PCA in NY. I'm still trying to track down some confirmation of this, though. I just found a panel discussion which included Keller and Bashir, and the article calls Bashir an atheist, but again, a commenter asserts he's actually a Christian and a member of Redeemer. The journey goes on for more substantive documentation.
Bell: "It's about a God who insists in the midst of this chaos, the last word hasn't been spoken."Yes it has:He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. -- Revelation 22:20-21Bell: "I think this is a paradox at the heart of the divine. And some paradoxes are best left exactly as they are."In other words, "I have no idea how to answer that question, so I will slander God's word by denying 'the consent of all its parts' (WCF 1.5) and asserting that it contradicts itself."Bashir: "You are asking for it both ways. That doesn't make sense."That's because the god that Bell worships "doesn't make sense." He is an irrational god who manifests "paradox at the heart of the divine." Is it any wonder that an irrational man has created an irrational deity in his own image?If I were interviewing Rob Bell, I would have asked him this:"Will the false teachers described in the following passage suffer God's judgment and ultimately be destroyed, as it claims? And does this passage describe someone like you?"But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies... By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. -- 2 Peter 2:1-3
John, that would be wild news. I remember watching Bashir's interview of Keller, he didn't seem friendly, but fair. I wonder if that's a recent development where Bashir attends Redeemer but may not yet be a Christian? At any rate, Bashir absolutely sticks it to Bell.
Galen gave us some mighty powerful dialog about this ‘serpent’ Saturday at ISI. And to think I read one of his books sometime back and thought he was right on? Better use that one for kindling!
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