>Bell Has Been Ding-a-Linging for a Long Time

>For all the free press Rob Bell’s Love Wins got, for all the heated discussion generated…why were people surprised?

I lost a lot of “friends” because I did not hop on the Velvet Elvis bandwagon years ago…


Read this snippet from Velvet Elvis: (gotta hand it to Bell, he writes “cute”)

“What if Jesus had an earthly father named Larry? What is the virgin birth was thrown in to appeal to the followers of Mithra and Dionysian religious cults? What if the word for virgin referred to a woman who became pregnant the first time she had intercourse?” Bell suggests that none of this would be catastrophic to the Christian faith. “What if that spring (the virgin birth) was seriously questioned? Could a person keep jumping? Could a person still love God? Could you still be a Christian? Is the way of Jesus still the best possible way to live?” (in addition to being cute, he is skilled in asking question after question, without answering any; as his “interviews” and responses have shown…he should go on “Dancing with the Stars” as he has fancy footwork to avoid answering questions)

No virgin birth, tainted with sin Jesus…and thus no possibility of atoning for sin…The virgin birth is not optional; it is crucial to the gospel.

And the bell continues to toll for all who want to Thomas Jefferson the bible…cut out that which you don’t like…

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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