The latest CT interview with Rob Bell confirms the conclusion that Bell is certainly one confused and confusing individual. He unequivocally says that the Gospel does not secure heaven for us; rather, we bring the new heavens and new earth in here and now (an idea which is not taught anywhere in Scripture; but which is taught by N.T. Wright). When questioned about the implications of this teaching for someone dying of terminal cancer, he quickly equivocated and said that the Gospel was also about the resurrection and “going to be with Jesus.” Toward the end of the interview he was asked to sum up the Gospel in Twitter-like brevity. This was, of course, too difficult for him to do. The apostle Paul, however, put it like this: “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, he was buried, He rose again the third day according to the Scripture.” The Gospel is not what we do, it is what Christ has done for us. So please go Twitter it! You can read the interview here .
HT: Justin Taylor