Love Wins: chapter 2 review (part three)
A series about love.
Love Wins: chapter 2 review (part two)
According to Rob Bell, “if what Jesus does is get people somewhere else—then the central message of the Christian faith has very little to do with this life other than getting you what you need for the next one…If you truly believed that, and you were surrounded by Christians who believed that, then you wouldn’t have much motivation to do anything about the present suffering in the world, because you would believe you were going to leave someday and go somewhere else to be with Jesus.”
But is this true?
According to Wikipedia, “Rhetorical questions encourage the listener to think about what the (often obvious) answer to the question must be” (Wikipedia). With only reading the first chapter, it seems to me that Bell is using rhetorical questions to make claims and conclusions without the premise being entirely accurate—therefore, nullifying his points entirely. However, Bell seems to state the questions in such a way that they seem to be just questions. This seems to be somewhat deceitful to me. Since I have only read the first chapter, I will fall back on what I … Read the rest
In 1 John 4:8 a very remarkable statement is made. “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.“ Did you catch that? John the Apostle said, “God is love.” Later in the same section, John tells us the same thing, “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” Twice in the same passage John tells us “God is love.” Not simply God loves or God is loving, but God is love! This puts us in a … Read the rest