Being Nice to Rob…

19 Nov

From Relevant Magazine: (a review of “the God’s Aren’t Angry Tour”)

Bell continued in his analogy and offered that with the beginning story of Abraham, a new way of thinking about God emerged—a God who is above all of the other energies, a God who speaks to humanity, a God who lets you know where you stand. He said that as Christians, we sometimes tap into this ancient idea that God is angry. If things are going wrong, then we must do more to appease Him. If things are going well, then we must do more to continue the blessing. But, Bell explained, Jesus came to do away with the old sacrificial system. Hebrews 10:10 says, “We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (TNIV). The truth, as Rob so eloquently points out, is that “you don’t have to live this way anymore.”

Bell continued the narrative, telling us how God broke through the silence and offered another alternative. He offered His Son to be the last payment and final “work” in restoring the relationship. Rob commented that the only one remaining sacrifice that is to be made is the one where we lay ourselves down on the altar. In Romans 12:1 Paul writes, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is true worship.”

I agree wholeheartedly.  I am glad Rob said this.

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2 Responses to “Being Nice to Rob…”

  1. Heather Fischer November 19, 2007 at 10:25 pm #

    Ah hah! See, he’s not all bad.

  2. poopemerges November 19, 2007 at 10:34 pm #

    Yeah, But this is about Jesus, and as he is all it is about for me, I will give him the pass…but it is only a day pass 🙂

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