A couple of weeks ago, I mocked the trailer for Rob Bell’s latest book. It was a self-indulgent farce that begged for ridicule. Yesterday he released another trailer. This three-minute video actually hints at what the book’s about. Too bad it’s not orthodoxy.
Here’s a summary: personal story, criticize traditional Christians, personal story, personal story, personal story, criticize traditional Christians.
In this video, Bell compares Christianity’s view of God to an old Oldsmobile. Fine for its time, but too antiquated for the contemporary world. His message is so heartbreaking that I can’t even mock this video. It’s just too sad.
Bell is setting himself up as a prophet who will reveal new things about God. He’ll tell us who God really is. It seems pretty clear that his version of progressive revelation is similar to the core teaching of the Bahai faith and has little to do with the Christian doctrine of revelation.
As for me, if Bell is a new prophet, I’m going to have to see some miracles confirming his new ideas about God.