Stay tuned for the next full issue of Reality Alert coming out next week.
I’ve written about Christians sharing their faith in a variety of TV programs such as Fox’s
Now, focus is on the opposing contestants on the CBS reality show, Survivor.
The two Christians, Krista Klumpp and Matt Elrod are seen openly praying before
“We just thank you so much for letting us be here together, here on ‘Redemption Island,’ Lord, and help us carry on honoring you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen,” they prayed.
“I just have to stay strong and the Lord will be with me,” Elrod said.
Klumpp commented, “My strong relationship with the Lord is a strength and guidance you can’t find anywhere else.”
What other shows have you seen where Christians have been open about their faith? Email me at email@example.com.
The city of Costa Mesa, California, is firing half its workers because of bloated pensions.
In 2 years, one-fourth of the entire city budget will be paying retired employees their lavish pensions. And it will get worse.
Its solution? Since the unions and laws prevent necessary reform, they are privatizing services.
More city, county and state agencies and jobs must move to privatize. In this way they will create greater efficiencies and innovations, plus save taxpayers money.
Excessive bureaucracy is robbing the struggling taxpayers and businesses.
What is your city doing? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last full issue of Reality Alert was gobbled up by some spam filters…maybe yours.
Below are links to top stories from the last issue. Just click the links to review the articles and catch up…
- Broken windows in Japan
- Price hikes ahead—the real reason
- Moral economic outrage: Waste abounds
- Michael Reagan: Praying for Obama
- Mitch Daniels for President?
- Christian broadcasters: FCC censorship
- Muslim worship—at a Christian church?
- Warning: Food supporting terrorism
- Atheist ad campaign begins
- Christians can’t be foster care parents
- Hillsong reaches a new generation
- Middle East persecution alert
Rob Bell is a popular teacher, author and expert presenter on Christianity through his videos and DVDs.
I’ve seen many of his video presentations, and most are excellent. But at times, his theology is shaky and questionable…creeping into false theology: emergent church doctrine.
Almost every high school and college church group has seen his videos.
Some of his theology has been criticized over the years. But now, his new book, Love Wins, has created a firestorm of controversy.
Christian theologians, pastors and leaders have called his book unbiblical, unscriptural and ignorant of Christian history.
Because the pastor questions whether hell is forever…something called “Universalism.”
Bell denies he is a Universalist, but he can’t seem to clearly state what he believes. When asked if he is a Universalist, Bell responded:
“No, if by Universalist we mean there’s a giant cosmic arm that swoops everybody in at some point whether you want to be there or not. That violates the laws of love and love is about freedom…it’s about choice…it’s about do you want to be there? Because that’s what would make it heaven.”
Asked if there is a hell, Bell said, “I actually think there is hell, because we see hell every day. Greed, injustice, rape, abuse—we see hell on earth all around us all the time. And we actually see lots of people choosing hell. We see oppression…we see tyranny…we see dictators using their power to eliminate the opposition, literally.
“The essence of grace is Jesus saying, ‘Left to your own, we are all in deep trouble; we have made a mess of this place; we are all sinners; no one has clean hands.’ The essence of His Gospel was, ‘Trust me—I’ll take care of it.’”
Many have responded to the issue due to the controversy. Pastor Mark Driscoll wrote, “Hell is only for those who persistently reject the real God in favor of false gods. To paraphrase C.S. Lewis, either people will say to God, ‘Thy Will be done,’ or God will say to them, ‘Thy will be done.’
“A loving God protects His children from sin and evil by separating them. In this way, God is a father who is tolerant of all who obey Him and are safe for His children. But He is intolerant of those who sin against Him and do evil to His children,” Driscoll said.
The preview of Rob Bell’s book is on YouTube. Click here to watch it.
Click here to read theologian Albert Mohler’s powerful review of this issue.
What do you think? Email me at email@example.com.