23 September 2009

Gospel Tweet

I believe it was Rob Bell who once said that you "can't really tweet the Gospel." He said this, of course, in reference to Twitter and the social-networking site's constraint on users to only use 140 characters per "tweet." However, I think that Bell's problem is not Twitter's limitations but rather his own. The simple truth is that Rob Bell does not know what the true Gospel is! So, because I like a challenge, I am going to attempt to "tweet" the Gospel. Here goes:

The Gospel: 1 Corinthians 15:3-11

Christ lived. Christ died. Christ rose. For you. For your sin. Repent and believe!

You=SINNER. Jesus=SAVIOR.

Christ lived: Perfectly. Christ died: For your sin. Christ rose: He conquered death. Repent and believe!

Why do I feel like I could go on all night? The Gospel isn't complicated, it just isn't socially acceptable. That's where Rob Bell and the Emergents run into problems; they can't fit their unoffensive, politically correct, all-inclusive un-gospel Gospel into 140 characters. Even Jesus was able to declare the Gospel in less than 140 characters when he said in John 14:6, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Hm. Guess you have to work on cleaning up that verbosity there, Rob. But clean up your theology first because it's filthy with false doctrine.

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