>Pluralism — And Yet More Rob Bell

>Ary Scheffer: The Temptation of Christ, 1854Image via WikipediaRob Bell. Rob Bell. Rob Bell.   Man, haven’t we heard enough?

No!, I say.  This is good stuff.  This is good discussion.  And, a lot of the blogs I follow have taken sides on the “Rob Bell Issue.”

Well, more fuel to add to our theological fire.

I was reading over at NextReformation.com about the ongoing debate.  There, I found a great quote about this issue.  The post closed with this quote from Leslie Newbigin.  This rides the fence in wonderful fashion.

“exclusive in the sense of affirming the unique truth in the revelation of Jesus Christ, but not in the sense of denying the possibility of salvation to those outside the Christian faith; inclusive in the sense of refusing to limit the saving grace of God to Christians, but not in the sense of viewing other religions as salvific; pluralist in the sense of acknowledging the gracious work of God in the lives of all human beings, but not in the sense of denying the unique and decisive nature of what God has done in Jesus Christ.” The Gospel in a Pluralist Society 1989 182-3

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