It’s a shame this video by James White has to be one-sided, but like many liberal Christians, I don’t think we would see Rob Bell willing enter into a scholarly debate with James White. Look at the outcome of the debate with Barry Lynn. You see, if the Bible is not your authority then you are free to make any argument you like, with or without any evidence or proof, as you’ll see in a minute.
If you watch the Nooma #15 video, you’ll see a condescending Rob Bell rip out your faith with claws, disprove your “God,” assist you in seeing that your Christian faith is just a mash-up of other religions, and bring you down to the level of doubt. Naturally once you are down he kicks you with “YOU are the good news – YOU are the gospel.”
For those of you that thought Rob Bell was giving you “the facts” then please take the time to watch this video by James White. When you use revisionist history as the sole proof to make your point, then there is no point to made. It is only a matter of time until someone points out your error and thereby decimates your conclusion. Just as he did with the DVD “Everything is Spiritual,” Rob Bell is using extra-Biblical texts to prove his point in subject areas where he is not an expert. And once again, the authority of Rob Bell is in question.
If you pay close attention to this Nooma, you’ll notice that Mr. Bell was giving this speech to himself in a men’s room, in front of a mirror. There are some of us who wish that is as far as it would have ever gone.
2 Timothy 4:
3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.