Hey Babylon Bee, how much do you hate Elon Musk?
Renowned apologist, evangelist, preacher, and teacher Justin Peters took issue with the Babylon Bee’s “gospel” presentation given near the end of their recent interview with Elon Musk.
“Took issue” is putting it lightly. Peters lambasted the Bee’s interviewers:
You just sat there and listened to Elon Musk give you his, basically pantheistic view of God, and that Jesus is just a moral teacher who spun some good yarns and did some nice things…there’s no difference between that Jesus and Gandhi. And then say, “We got him? Praise the Lord?” Are you kidding me? You know, I actually happen to believe what the Bible says about Christ and who He is and what He did. I actually happen to believe that the Bible is trustworthy and true when it says that people who die in their sins will spend an eternity in hell. And you have the audacity to say, “We got him, praise the Lord?” You offered not one scintilla – not a hint of any explanation of who Jesus is. You listened to him give his pantheistic view of God and this weak spirituality and – I’m not mad at Elon Musk at all. My heart breaks for Elon Musk. My heart absolutely breaks for him. Because here he is being interviewed for like an hour and a half by Christians.
How much do you have to hate someone to know that they think they’re okay with God and not tell them the truth? Not give them the Gospel? How much – Babylon Bee guys – Kyle Mann and Dillon – how much do you hate Elon Musk? If you really believe the Bible is what it claims to be and Jesus is who He claimed to be – if you really believe the Gospel, how much do you have to hate Elon Musk to sit there and listen to him…it’s obvious he’s not a Christian, it’s obvious he’s dead in his trespasses and sins, it’s obvious he’s unregenerate – and not give him the Gospel? And just say, “Oh, praise the Lord? Woo hoo, we got him.”
The Bee’s gospel-less gospel was at the end of an interview where the guys were clearly starstruck and in shock that the wealthiest man in the world would talk to them – apparently forgetting that Elon will be taking none of his wealth with him to wherever he goes after he dies and his true need (salvation) remains unfulfilled. Much like an altar call, the original interview video has soft piano music underneath the unserious and adrift “gospel” talk, and the guys cowardly let Musk wonder aloud about all sorts of things that have clear biblical answers.
Peters goes on to describe his personal boycott of the Babylon Bee, as the site describes itself as a Christian ministry yet refuses to share the Gospel with a man who was basically asking questions about Jesus and his miracles in the interview.
At Protestia we are similarly disheartened and disappointed that the platform God gave the Babylon Bee was squandered like this. For shame, gentlemen.