Who's the Dead Man in the song? Certainly not Jesus, though maybe the one singing might have started out feeling that way. We all need to wake up. Some of us have (thanks only to God).
It'll all be all right some day.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Posted this on Doug Wilson's Blog and Mablog:
There is definitely wrath for sin, which Jesus bore. The lake of fire is God's hammer to soften everyone that He does not soften in this lifetime. Read Philippians 2:10-11: "so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." 1 Cor 12:3: "no one can say, 'Jesus is Lord,' except by the Holy Spirit." Rev. 22:17 describes the call given *after* the lake of fire judgment: "The Spirit and the bride say, 'Come.' And let the one who hears say, 'Come.' And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost."
Rob Bell may be doing a disservice by only asking provocative questions, but there are solid answers, and the truth turns out to be kind in the end. Praise God!