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A Time To Pray

Last night, I heard-

"If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
(2 Chronicles 7:14)

Surprised by hate

Over the past two weeks, I've been surprised again by Christian people's hateful words directed at Rob Bell, after his publisher released a video of him that was a preview for his new book, Love Wins. Because Rob apparently asks certain questions about hell, heaven, God, and the final judgment; he is called a heretic and false teacher.

My first thought is that it was also Jesus' style to ask provocative questions and tell stories that could offend. It's pretty clear that the leaders that started the furor over Rob's video were offended. There's a saying that when your mind is offended, it reveals your heart. Is Christianity a love movement or a belief system? Imagine if Jesus had said to Nicodemas, "For God so much wanted to teach the world and have them receive knowledge that he sent his only Son." He didn't say that, but said that it was all about God's love. What about that song, "They'll know we are Christians by our love&qu…