It is sad to see how over the space of a decade someone who started out big with the authority of Scripture has now lost the plot and no longer has the confidence keep the Bible as authoritative in issues of life and faith.
Andrew does a great job in this interview in being grace filled whilst still holding ot his convictions. I kind of feel annoyed at Rob Bell as he doesn’t actually interact with what Andrew is asking him, nor does he answer anything and then plays the victim card. Rob, what has happened to you dude? did popularity go to your head?
“I saw Pastor Bonhoeffer.. kneeling on the floor praying fervently to God. I was most deeply moved by the way this lovable man prayed, so devout and so certain that God heard his prayer. At the place of execution, he again said a short prayer and then climbed the few steps to the gallows, brave and composed. His death ensued after a few seconds. In the almost fifty years that I worked as a doctor, I have hardly ever seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God.”Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Biography, p. 927
God has created us for intimate friendship with himself, both now and forever…But what does it really mean? And how does it work in practice? …Hearing God cannot be successfully treated by thinking only in terms of what God wants us to do if that automatically excludes – as is usually assumed – what we want to do and even what we want God to do. Hearing God is but one dimension of a richly interactive relationship and obtaining guidance is but 1 facet of hearing God.It seems strange but being in the will of God is very far removed from just doing what God wants us to do..Generally speaking we are in God’s will whenever we are leading the kind of lives He wants for us. And that leaves room for initiative on our part, which is essential. our individual initiatives are central to His will for us.