In a move that should have surprised no one, Rob Bell has come out in favor of “same-sex marriage.” It reminds me of an episode of The Simpsons where the twins Terri and Sherri were speaking to Lisa:
Isn’t it amazing that the same day you got a pool is the same day we realized we liked you? The timing works out great, don’t you think?
For Rob Bell and other people bailing on biblical truths, it goes like this:
Isn’t it amazing that the same day God told me that he changed his rules on marriage it made me more popular? The timing works out great, don’t you think?
The link has the video of him explaining his “new” views (Poison Control recommends watching it if you are out of Syrup of Ipecac) where he not-so-subtly undermined the word of God and said how we need to get with the world’s changes, because God is doing something new blah blah blah. He says we should work on the “real” problems, as if the problem of saving people from sin isn’t real.
Once again someone who mocks what God said in his word wants us to believe that God is telling him all his new ideas and changes. Right. I hope that all the youth groups that showed his videos are repenting.
Here’s a graph I made for Rob (the inspiration came from the World’s Best Sunday School Teacher)::
The liberal “church” has changed in the same ways culture has: Pro-legalized abortion, anti-parental notification laws, pro-gay marriage, pro-handing out condoms to kids, etc.
Think about this: Non-believers created the anti-abortion Hippocratic Oath and it took Satan 2,500 years to convince pagans to discard it. Then it took another 15 minutes for theological Liberals to go pro-abortion.
Isn’t it amazing? What great timing! The liberal church realized it had been wrong on these important topics for nearly two thousand years, and came to that conclusion at virtually the same time as the secular culture. That makes the world like them more, I suppose.
They also decided it was too embarrassing to believe in miracles, the authority of scripture, the exclusivity of Jesus, etc. Or did that come first?
Thankfully, many churches in the West aren’t buying it and most of the churches outside the West aren’t either. The first time I was in Kenya one of the full-time missionaries, a doctor from England, kept saying how the Kenyans were really disappointed in the U.S. when they heard about churches supporting gay “marriages.” It wasn’t like they were thinking, “Gee, those brilliant Westerners know everything, perhaps we should follow them.” It was more like, “Whoa, what are they thinking?!”
1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.