Behold the Man!


by Mike Ratliff

5 So Jesus came out, wearing t the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, u “Behold the man!” (John 19:5 ESV)

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is not an “add-in” to our faith that is editable and open to interpretation to the point that each person can have and hold his or her own version. No, the Gospel is simple, clear, and concise. It is clearly defined for us in the Word of God. However, the Emergent movement has as one of its main tenets that nothing about Christianity can be defined to a fine focus at all. They demand looseness and flexibility. However, as Ken Silva, Chris Rosebrough, and the rest of the CRN team have been saying from the beginning, the Emergent movement is nothing more than repackaged liberalism. Oh, it may have some new “twists,” but it still exists to deconstruct the Gospel in such a way so as to make it null and void. One of the major culprits behind this is Rob Bell. I suggest that you follow this link to Apprising Ministries and then listen to the podcast from Chris Rosebrough detailing a sermon by Mr. Bell. If you love the Lord and the facts of the Gospel–the creator of the Universe went to the Cross to pay the price for your sins, to redeem you, and make you part of God’s family, et cetera–drive you to you knees in eternal gratitude then Mr. Bell’s sermon, which Chris plays on his radio show, should cause some righteous indignation to rise in your spirit.  Continue reading