“The Way of the Master” refutes Rob Bell

(Update: There’s More! Check out the full clip. Part 1 and Part 2 on YouTube.com)

This is quite possibly the lamest ten minutes in the history of film. Basically, this clip is a guy from Kirk Cameron’s “The Way of the Master” ministry doing some kind of spoof on Rob Bell’s “Bullhorn” Nooma video. If you’ve seen this edition of the Nooma series, then you’ll recognize fully how lame and silly this whole spoof is. Also, if you watch long enough, you’ll see how this guy is totally successfull at creeping out total strangers on the street and in the process, completely validating Bell’s concern that he shares in “Bullhorn”.

I think there is a longer post brewing in me somewhere but first I’ll have to clean the puke off my laptop.


64 thoughts on ““The Way of the Master” refutes Rob Bell

  1. I’m not quite sure if Friel should have just come out and blasted Rob Bell. However, Todd is right on! People need to see their sin for what it is, “exceedingly sinful” so that they will appreciate the Gospel Message of Jesus to save them. People don’t need to to “say a sinner’s prayer” and then they’re in. True repentance and faith are needed. Way of the Master is freakin’ awesome and it’s changed my life. People need to be told the truth in love of course, and that is what he does. I believe Bell is probably making tons of “false converts.” Sad…

  2. The people who are mad don’t understand the Biblical principals behind using law to the proud and grace to the humble. If you find the above video intriguing, offensive, or blasphemous, don’t call it so till you’ve watched “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” and studied the Biblical concepts from your Bible.

  3. This guy refers to Jesus preaching about hell. Our pastor on Sunday just pointed something very interesting about the times Jesus warns people of hell. His warnings come at times when he is surrounded by people who think they know it all ready. His warnings are spoken to the “righteous” not the unrighteous. Check it out in scripture. Jesus doesn’t preach hell to the “sinners”, he preaches it to the “Godly”.

  4. Todd Friel of wayofthemasterradio.com discusses sharing the Gospel especially in the face of so many trendy preachers who try to water down the Gospel into a mere therapy or “relational” message without actually showing how & why a person needs to repent & believe & what happens if they don’t.

    Todd also produced an excellent response to Rob Bell’s “Bullhorn Guy”. This video presentation is an excellent example of how to present the Gospel. (see presentation within the full article)
    Listen to the 22 minute audio by following this link:


  5. Found your site by typing in “errors of way of the master” in google. Why was I searching for that? Because I was wondering if anybody else had seen what I had seen.

    I loved them at first. Then I started listening to their radio show podcast regularly. Slowly, it became very clear to me that they are exploiting “sinners” like a circus displays a sideshow. And as for sharing the truth in love, well… (the love was non-existent).

    To hold the truth in arrogance and with such contempt looks as bad to me as not holding the truth at all.

    They are doing more harm than good. I’m glad there are others who see it too.

  6. Jesus said that the world would know that we were Christians by the way we love EACH OTHER. Maybe I’m missing something, but that doesn’t seem to be the way the world know’s “Christians.” If we can’t show them that we love each other and got stop arguing and debating against each other, why should they want to follow that way? And if your earthly father was always letting you know what a miserable person you are and that you deserved to rot in hell, would you want to have a relationship with him. Jesus is also the one Who said that if we humans knew how to give good gifts to our children,well I hope you get the point. I believe Jesus wanted us to understand that it was not the fear of hell and not being “good enough” that would ultimately drive us to the Father’s heart, into His lap… rather, it’s the knowledge of His love for us inspite of our inherent shortcomings. Sure, I definitely don’t want to go to hell, but I can’t stand the thought of so many people not really wanting to go to heaven b/c they think of an eternity with a God that’s been made out to be this big, angry, cold, fuddy-duddy by all of “His” religious leaders. It’s funny, I can’t recall one story in the Bible where Jesus showed anger toward any person or group other than the religious leaders of that day. And Jesus said that to see Him was to see the Father. God didn’t send His son to condemn it, the Spirit does the convicting… so stop and think about that, where does that lead to our part? I am so glad that I get to know of the Father’s Love and Goodness and Mercy and Kindness. I’m not saying there’s no judgement, I just don’t think that it’s the answer to the big gaping hole in most people’s heart.

  7. I thought this was an excellent, accurate, and very logical presentation of the gospel that even an idiot or a fool could understand.

  8. I find it ironic how people like this always refer to God’s law as the 10 commendments, as if that’s what Jesus, the Pharisees, and Paul were always talking about… as opposed to the Torah.

  9. the whole 4 doctor thing is really missing the point. at some point we may have to be any one of the 4 doctors depending on the situation. also, it’s interesting that the ‘doctor’ that he chooses to be the best one is called ‘dr. reason’. the problem i have with this is that these methods of evangelism are all about reason, logic and arguments to convince someone of the gospel. not that those things are wrong, but these people totally miss out on the work of the Holy Spirit. if you look at how Jesus preached the good news he demonstrated the Kingdom and then told people about it and then let them respond. so this whole arguing people into heaven just doesn’t cut it. we’re not supposed to be business men for God when it come to salvation.

    i could go on…..

  10. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel 1 Corinthians 9:16

    Woe – great sorrow or distress

    He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Mark 6:15

    Commandment from Jesus

    If I were doing this on my own initiative, I would deserve payment. But I have no choice, for God has given me this sacred trust.

    1 Corinthians 9:17

    It’s not an option to not preach the gospel

    You may say you may not be ready, or you may not know enough, but when paul was converted:

    At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God
    Acts 9:20

    You may say, I’m comfortable just reaching my own friends, why can’t I just reach my own family and the people i make friends with, why do i have to go out to other people?

    Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 1 Corinthians 9:19


    Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
    But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him?
    And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him?
    And how can they hear about him without someone preaching to them?

    Romans 10:13-15

    Preach – means to proclaim


    Jesus commanded it
    Bible says to preach the gospel, so do it
    You don’t have any excuses, you start to tell other people right when you are saved (example Paul)
    Don’t stay in your comfort zone
    Staying in your comfort means: not reaching as many as possible

    If we know the good we ought to do and we do not do it, it is sin. James 4:17

    The greatest sin we could ever commit is, we will see a whole world full of lost people and they are headed straight for hell and we will not give them the Jesus Christ they desperately need.

    It breaks my heart to see people pass by that don’t know Jesus and they’re headed straight for hell, and we know it, yet we won’t tell them? You don’t tell them about Jesus because you don’t want to be punished, you don’t tell them because of a reward, you do this because Jesus told us to do it and that should be good enough. BUT here’s the key right here, LOVE, you FELT God’s love, Christians have felt it, you don’t want to share it to them JUST BECAUSE. You share it to them BECAUSE you love them. Someone said to me once, but do you REALLY love them, deep down. I say yes, how can I not, God molded each person, he created them, they have different colour eyes, and are different in their heart, and have different problems, and cry for different reasons. They’re people that God loves. They have souls, what worth can you put on a soul?

    So question do you love those people? Do you care about them? Do you care enough to do something about it? because if you don’t, you don’t care. You go and tell people because you love them. I hope Christians think about the love they have for those they do not know.

  11. This debate ended like three year ago (Sean Cannon well said, from what I read), but I’d like to add that Todd Friel and Rob Bell are just on different sides of the goofball coin when it comes to presentation. Friel is a dork and Bell is a hipster dufus. The difference is that Friel is actually trying to share the Gospel, while Bell doesn’t seem to be too interested in the Gospel. Bell seems more interested in saying stuff that sounds really profound and hip, but is either empty human wisdom, or just plain false. He promotes his own brand of universalism, and then caps it off with a really superficial moral asceticism.

    Now this is good for a laugh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9XorvaC4qs

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