James White on the Bad News of Rob Bellion

The following video by Reformed Baptist apologist, Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries, applies some critical thinking skills, and with a small amount of research, shows how inaccurate and naive Rob Bell is to perpetuate the common skeptical theories about how many aspects of the gospel of Christ are based on pagan mystery religions. He makes several very helpful remarks that will fortify your defense of the reliability and historicity of the New Testament accounts of Christ.  Dr. White posted this video here. You may also benefit greatly by any of his other 512 videos uploaded to his YouTube channel, DrOakley1689.

Pirate Christian Radio podcaster Chris Rosebrough treated this same Nooma video by Rob Bell back in July of 2009. His Fighting for the Faith podcast episode was called, “Deconstructing Rob Bell’s False Gospel.” Rosebrough goes into a lot more detail, but both provide fascinating presentations of the sloppy scholarship of the skeptics, and the fact that answers are out there which support the authenticity of the New Testament. Every Christian who interacts with unbelievers needs to prepare himself with these answers so that he might give a sound defense of the hope that is within him with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15).

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3 responses

  1. Todd Friel at Wretched Radio also addressed the latest Rob Bell controversy in his March 1st podcast.

    1. Thanks for the tip. I’ll check it out.

  2. I just finished watching the video. Dr. White did his usual excellent job of answering Bell’s type of error. At the end he mentions college freshmen who get their faith attacked by atheist professors. I had the same experience in college in the early 70s. We were required to take a religion class and I chose Intro to Western Religions. The professor was a rabid atheist which to me was kind of like a vegan teaching a class on meat cutting. The one thing I will say for him is he was an equal opportunity hater, heaping the same amount of scorn on Judaism and Islam as he did on Christianity. I just wish I had someone like Dr. White at the time to help me with answers. Being raised a Wesleyan Arminian in the Methodist church I was woefully un-equipped to challenge my professor.

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