Specimen A: (The Ambiguity Guy) A promo video filmed for Rob Bell’s latest book, Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.
Specimen B: The Response (The Fundamentalist Folks) to the Promo (not the book since it is not yet released):
- “Farewell Rob Bell” (referring to Bell now being ‘outside’ Christian fellowship) – John Piper
- Jason Taylor after calling Bell an Universalist, ”Farther and farther away from anything resembling biblical Christianity.”
Specimen C: Fis-sip-a-rous, meaning, “Tending to break up into parts or break away from a main body; factious.”
Specimen D: Fundamentalism, meaning, “A strict adherence to specific set of theological doctrines typically in reaction against the theology of Modernism.”
Specimen E: Jesus’ Prayer:
John 17: 16 They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.
20 “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24 Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
25 “Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”