Last month I posted on the Love of God so I appreciated this clip from Mark Driscoll regarding Hell:
We tend to disagree with God about who he is and then label it “following him.” It is a sad reality, but we have seen it in ever increasing amounts as the years go by. We must uphold the truth of the gospel as the good news about God and the bad news about hell. Any gospel which denies one is no gospel at all, but instead a lie of the devil. I like what Augustine says to this effect:
If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
Also, it’s awesome to see how God uses good, exegetical, expository preaching in order to speak to current issues. No one listening to this sermon can say that Driscoll is just preaching this because of Rob Bell’s newly released theology (here, here and here). Driscoll is simply following the order of Scripture and this one was next in line (see his series on the book of Luke here).