07 September 2011

Tim Keller Fumbles the Gospel

When asked by interviewer/reporter Martin Bashir whether Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and Jews can be saved after death, Pastor Tim Keller responded by saying,
"[...]unless you get Jesus Christ who created you to start with, unless you are reunited with him sometime, there is no eternal future of thriving.” It just makes sense. Again, I’m trying to go back to this idea that, that, if he is who he says he is, you’ve got to have him. If right now a person doesn’t have him, he or she needs to get him. If they die and they’ve never, if they die and they don’t have Jesus Christ, I don’t know. In other words, I have a need-to-know basis, the only thing I know is you need Jesus. I certainly know that God is wiser than me, more merciful than me, and I do know that when I finally find out how God is dealing with every individual soul, I won’t have any questions about it."
Please visit the Sola Sisters blog to view video, transcript, and commentary of the above mentioned interview.

Some Concerns About Keller


  1. Talk about avoiding the plain teaching of Scripture concerning what happens to those who refuse to trust in Christ for salvation. We do not know a peron's heart but we can be certain what happens to those who are not saved. The idea about being reunited with God could have something to do with the fact that mankind as a whole is separated by God and each person needs to trust God in order to be 'reunited' with God, but that would be a sloppy way of putting it. It does make me suspect that Keller would use that language however.

  2. Hmmm. Humbling moment wouldn't you say. Tim Keller hemmin'and hawin' about the Gospel,of all things. Hasn't he written a few books on the subject. Wouldn't want to offend anyone, now would we? being on national TV and all. Reminds me of Rick Warren and Joel Osteen when they were asked to comment on the same thing.


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