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  • Comment by Matt — May 4, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    I was thinking that as I was scrolling down! I was like, really? This joke, again?

  • Comment by Dorci — May 4, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    Hee hee.

  • Comment by the Ink Slinger — May 4, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    Bwahahahahahaha! Brilliant! Positively brilliant!

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  • Comment by Dominic Stockford — May 4, 2011 @ 2:47 am

    lovely!

  • Comment by Mike — May 4, 2011 @ 3:38 am

    Too darn funny. I needed that, thanks.

  • Comment by Joel Garner — May 4, 2011 @ 5:10 am

    Hahahahahahaha!!! Love it!

  • Comment by Carol — May 4, 2011 @ 6:08 am

    Rob Bell starting to get annoying???……Yup

  • Comment by persis — May 4, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    Hah!

  • Comment by Jamie — May 4, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    Starting? I think he past that quite a while ago.

  • Comment by TY — May 4, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    Very well done!

  • Comment by Jim Pemberton — May 4, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    If a certainty occurred and only Rob Bell was there to experience it, would anyone know it for sure?

  • Comment by Mike W. — May 4, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    Haha! That is brilliant.

  • Comment by Allen Cantrell — May 4, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    Rob ‘the robber’ Bell: “Yea, hath God said..? Really? We know this for sure?” The hiss still reverberates.

  • Comment by Scott — May 4, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    I so needed a good laugh, and this was hilarious! Thank you.

  • Comment by Kim — May 4, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    LOL…Love it.

  • Comment by Mayflower — May 4, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    :lol: …….positively hilarious! Thanks, Mr. Duncan!

  • Comment by jcftx — May 4, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    LOL!!!!

  • Comment by Mark — May 5, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    I don’t get it… who’s Rob Bell?

  • Comment by gumbymonster — May 5, 2011 @ 5:12 am

    I have to laugh … or I would bang my head against an eMERGEnt sign.
    Absolutely hilarious. Thnx Sandwich.

  • Comment by Tom G. — May 5, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    Thanks for the laugh, I needed that!

  • Comment by iMark — May 5, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    This is funny…and I know this for sure.

  • Comment by Jacob Allee — May 5, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    Yep. Stealing this cartoon for my blog. ;-)

  • Comment by Duncan — May 5, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    Love it, the Chinese version is here:

    http://www.old-gospel.net/viewthread.php?tid=594

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  • Comment by Rlin — May 6, 2011 @ 12:34 am

    Classic! :))

  • Comment by Susan — May 6, 2011 @ 1:08 am

    Funny! :)

    And Duncan, on the Chinese version, you need to translate “bin” as well, not just “Laden”.

  • Comment by Susan — May 6, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    On second thought, Duncan, nevermind about what I said about translation, since there are significant differences in translation even within the Chinese-speaking/writing world.

  • Comment by Larry — May 6, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    Thought it was funny…how Bin Laden was unquestionably in hell cause God is an American. LMAO

  • Comment by Tater2000 — May 6, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    >>>Thought it was funny…how Bin Laden was unquestionably in hell cause God is an American. LMAO<<<

    No…
    Bin Laden is unquestionably in hell because…

    “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” – John 3:18

    Is that new information to you?

  • Comment by Taylor — May 6, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Only God knows for sure if He’s in hell. Chances are good tho.

  • Comment by Stephen Archer — May 6, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    The newly adopted mantra spoken by Bell… LOL!

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  • Comment by Tater2000 — May 6, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    >>>”Comment by Taylor — May 6, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Only God knows for sure if He’s in hell. Chances are good tho.”<<<

    Oh, yes. We can know…

    1 John 5:11-13
    11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son
    12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God DOES NOT HAVE LIFE.
    13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that YOU MAY KNOW that you have eternal life, and that you may believe in the name of the Son of God.

    Don't drink from the Rob Bell fountain. Not even a little.
    Osama needed Jesus and he blew it!
    You will do no one any service by leaving anyone's eternity without Christ as an open question. (Acts 4:12)

  • Comment by Paul Tilley — May 6, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    Excellent! I could hear his voice

  • Comment by Bill O'Neill — May 6, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

    Do I find this funny? Is it hysterical? Am I framing everything in the form of a question uncontrollably? What can I possibly do to stop this madness? Am I grateful for Bell finally exposed not as having recently taken a wrong turn but for what he has been professing since since he decided to give the pastorate a go many years ago before Al Gore invented the Internet?

  • Comment by Hans l. Garcia — May 6, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    jajajaja XD so funny.

  • Comment by Eddie Eddings — May 6, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    One of your best! A tip of my helmet to you, sir.

  • Comment by R W Johnston — May 7, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    Your collective neo-reformed “we alone are right” arrogance is depressing, scary and annoying… and I know that for sure.

  • Comment by Angus — May 7, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    I leave R W with this quote that elegantly characterizes the postmodern relativism that so easily labels those who stand by the clear, unchanging Word of God as “arrogant”:

    “What we suffer from today is humility in the wrong place. Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition. Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction; where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed. Nowadays the part of a man that a man does assert is exactly the part he ought not to assert – himself. The part he doubts is exactly the part he ought not to doubt – the Divine Reason . . . . We are on the road to producing a race of man too mentally modest to believe in the multiplication table.” (G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, 1908)

  • Comment by Stephen Cracknell — May 8, 2011 @ 6:23 am

    Actually Angus, RW does have a point – HOW accurate his point is can surely be debated BUT he has fired a dart that all of us who love SS should stop and think about. G.K. Chesterton’s comment is surely applicable for any age: 1908, 1958, 2018. Our confidence surely is grounded in the living Christ and His holy Word. Imputed righteousness is external to us – received as a gift of which we don’t deserve. Me included; us ‘reformed’ folk can, at times, be very self righteous without even being aware of it: now, that is scary!

  • Comment by Angus — May 8, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    Fair enough. But I firmly believe so-called “reformed folk” haven’t cornered the market on self-righteousness. In the context of what R W wrote, I felt he was falling into the trap of creating lazy stereotypes to justify his position. Do we all need to check ourselves in this area? You betcha. And if the Sacred Sandwich is a magnet for those with a bent towards self-righteousness, then perhaps I need to rethink what I’m doing here.

  • Comment by Alan — May 8, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Hi Angus, don’t be too quick to rethink what you’re doing here. After all, the Bible itself can be a magnet for those with a bent for self-righteousness, and I sure don’t want God to start thinking along the same lines!
    Just kidding!!!
    My point is, that no matter how hard we may try to avoid the tag of self-righteousness, there will always be someone who will attach it to what we say. We can modify our content, tone, facial expressions, vocabulary, etc, ’til we’ve actually forgone speech altogether, and they’ll STILL find a way to call us self-righteous!
    Can’t you hear them? “Oh, don’t bother trying to get them to say anything, they’re so superior, they won’t talk for fear of upsetting anyone!”
    The Bible makes it crystal clear that the fault is NOT in the seed (message), nor the sower (preacher), but in the GROUND on which it is sown (Hearts of hearers).
    John 3:18-20 also illustrate this fact, that men WILL not come to the light, because they love the darkness, because their deeds were evil. They can call the light arrogant all they want, but it’s a lie.

    Shalom,
    Alan.

  • Comment by lauradell2 — May 9, 2011 @ 1:17 am

    …nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing is beyond the pale of a good laugh!
    Now here’s a little story:
    Once upon a time I had a pet peeve named ROBBELL, may he live forever (and of course he will), whose voice kept reverberating through my dreams…
    [to be continued]

  • Comment by Eddie Eddings — May 9, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    Everybody loves Spurgeon – until they read his unedited sermons. Especially, the early ones when he was a firebrand and turned London upside down with the doctrines of grace! I’m sure many find his doctrine depressing, scary and annoying. Give a listen to his confident dogmatism:

    “The doctrines of original sin, election, effectual calling, final perseverance, and all those great truths which are called Calvinism—though Calvin was not the author of them, but simply an able writer and preacher upon the subject—are, I believe, the essential doctrines of the Gospel that is in Jesus Christ. Now, I do not ask you
    whether you believe all this—it is possible you may not; but I believe you will before you enter heaven. I am persuaded, that as God may have washed your hearts, he will wash your brains before you enter heaven.”

    “They are all Calvinists there [in heaven], every soul of them. They may have been Arminians on earth; thousands and millions of them were; but they are not after they get there…”

  • Comment by Tater2000 — May 9, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    I see the Bible teaching election but I’m no preterist. This is the “falling away” (2 Thess 2:3). These are the last days when people like R.W. here “…will not endure sound doctrine” (2 Tim 4:3-4).
    To the greater population truth is like a belly button. Everybody’s got one.
    And it will get harder and harder to stand up and say, “The emperor is naked!” without getting accused of being “arrogant” and “annoying”.
    I mean, the prophet Jeremiah got his butt kicked for doing that. (Jer 20)

  • Comment by Pops — May 9, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    Osama’s in heaven!

    He is?? And someone knows this for sure???

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  • Comment by St. Lee — May 10, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    I find it quite interesting that anyone defending a person whose religion clearly teaches “self” righteousness (Osama, not Bell), can find a way to label as self righteous those whose doctrine clearly teaches exactly the opposite; that is, the total depravity of man and the righteousness of Christ as our only hope.

    How can that be?

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  • Comment by Perry Granberry — May 10, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    How desperate we are for “humour”! My favourite comment of all this lot, is the guy who said: “Who’s Rob Bell, I don’t get it?”
    (And this does point out that we think it is funny…..only if we “get it” ! I find a certain extra-arrogance and smugness in the sort of things, along this line that Catholic “christians” find that there is something to “get”, i.e. in this case, being aware that Rob Bell wrote a book, with which most folks (Christian folks..) disagree.
    I do also often see that the same group is often amused at the foibles of their own clergy. There were some good points made, once the comments drifted away from the beginning point of the thread.
    ADMITTEDLY, I AM TAKING OUT A LITTLE FRUSTRATION HERE WITH THE LACK OF UNITY , WE BELIEVERS AND FOLLOWERS OF JESUS, THE CHRIST, HAVE ! AND WHEN I SAY UNITY, I MEAN UNITY IN THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL: MEANING GOOD NEWS….”NEWS” A REAL CHANGE ; SO GOOD CHANGE AS IN A SHIFT FROM THE OLD (covenant) to the NEW Covenant! Shalom!

  • Comment by Perry — May 10, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    That being said, I do like the SS, as it is my first visit! And being a Chesterton fan, I do like this which was shared…..

    “What we suffer from today is humility in the wrong place. Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition. Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction; where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed. Nowadays the part of a man that a man does assert is exactly the part he ought not to assert – himself. The part he doubts is exactly the part he ought not to doubt – the Divine Reason . . . . We are on the road to producing a race of man too mentally modest to believe in the multiplication table.” (G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, 1908)” by Angus, I believe, thanks.

  • Comment by Todd — May 11, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    What really amuses me the most about this is how instead of praying for Rob Bell we ridicule him instead.

  • Comment by Tater2000 — May 11, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    Quote: “ADMITTEDLY, I AM TAKING OUT A LITTLE FRUSTRATION HERE WITH THE LACK OF UNITY , WE BELIEVERS AND FOLLOWERS OF JESUS, THE CHRIST, HAVE ! AND WHEN I SAY UNITY, I MEAN UNITY IN THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL: MEANING GOOD NEWS….”NEWS” A REAL CHANGE ; SO GOOD CHANGE AS IN A SHIFT FROM THE OLD (covenant) to the NEW Covenant! Shalom!”

    “Unity”? With someone who says the death of Christ was useless? What was the death of Christ if EVERYBODY winds up in heaven anyway? What did Jesus die for then?
    Writing a blasphemy that teaches everybody goes to heaven with or without Christ’s death attoning for them ENEMY of the gospel not united with it.
    The Bible says to NOT unite with those who reject the salvation of Christ’s death.

    2Corinthians 6:14-17
    14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
    15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?
    16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”
    17 Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.”

    Keep your “change”.
    I’m sticking with the solid Rock and obeying God in calling out heresy to it’s face.

    2 Timothy 4:2-4
    2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, REBUKE, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
    3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
    4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. ”

    Just doing my job.

    Quote: Comment by Todd — May 11, 2011 @ 9:14 am
    What really amuses me the most about this is how instead of praying for Rob Bell we ridicule him instead.

    Pray for him to do what?

  • Comment by Denise Smith — June 6, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    Why do we assume the cartoonist was parodying a quote from Rob Bell? Can we know this for sure? Really?

  • Comment by Keith — June 6, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    Tater2000,

    Just for the record, I am not a universalist, have never met Rob Bell, and don’t feel the need to defend either. But while defending the faith we shouldn’t mischaracterize the other side’s position. Universalism (at least the Christian variety) does NOT teach the death of Christ was “useless” as you put it. The Armenian, universalist, and Calvinist positions all have the utmost regard for it. All sides affirm that it it because and only because of the death of Christ that we can be reconciled to God.

    The difference is (almost) solely this:
    * The Calvinist says “On the merits of Christ certain specific individual are chosen by God with (ultimately) their knowledge and participation in the matter;”
    * The Armenian says “On the merits of Christ the individual chooses God (necessitating their knowledge and participation in the matter);” and
    * The Universalist says “On the merits of Christ ALL individuals are chosen by God (with or without their knowledge or participation in the matter).”

  • Comment by Bill — June 19, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Enjoyed the comics. Rob Bell is my pastor, and I bet even he would enjoy your parodies.

  • Comment by Paula — June 19, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    I’m sorry Bill.

  • Comment by Paula — June 19, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    Todd: Rob Bell has been rebuked enough. He’s clearly not interested in learning.

    Plenty of ridicule of false teachers and ridiculous theories set up against the knowledge of God as examples in Scripture.

  • Comment by Bill — June 20, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

    He is indeed learning. And teaching. As such, there are many who are grateful.

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  • Comment by Jeffrey — September 27, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    I know I’m joining the party late but I recently had the opportunity to read Bell’s book Love wins. While there are some ideas that he expresses with which i feel uncomfortable I was struck by how different the message of the the book was from some of the reviews I had read. I think he actually asks some very good questions (Really do we know this for sure? among others). The main thing i noticed is that he isn’t preaching a universalist message. I don’t know exactly what to call it but is is much more orthodox than some of the critical reviewers might make us believe.

  • Comment by Adam Cummings — October 17, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    Mark Driscoll is right behind him doctrinally… *Dodges reformed apples* [Important note: I am a fellow Calvinist, but to me these guys are all the "hip, cool, let's flex our muscle and flashy books" type of guys. You've seen one, you've seen 'em all.]

  • Comment by Eric — May 29, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    Aren’t we getting ahead of ourselves?

    I don’t think Osama bin Laden, nor any other sinner is in Hell… yet. It remains vacant. The assignment to Hell/Lake of Fire does not occur until the Great White Throne judgment in Revelation 20, which I think all orthodox Biblical believers is yet future from us.

    Osama would be in Hades at this point, ya?

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