Rob Bell Suggests Bible Not Relevant to Today’s Culture

Posted: February 22, 2015 in Politics, Religion
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Rob Bell is called an heretic as well as many other names. As I read the article and listened to the segment with Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr., I come to realize both men are correct. Allow me to say this without being hypocritical. When Rob Bell says the bible is not relevant for today’s culture he’s absolutely correct. All you have to do is read the OT, most people run as fast as they can from it. Simply because they cant or don’t want to explain it or just discount altogether. The first five books cannot be substantiated by history or archaeology. All you have to do is look at the 4th commandment as well as tithing. The bible was written for a certain people for a certain time. It was used to justify slavery, in which it would have been correct in doing so. Jesus or the self appointed apostle Paul said nothing against slavery or the horrible treatment of women. Homosexuality is the hot button issue of our time. If you are a believer or pastor you can be against this. You can also be against this even if you’re a non believer. What we have to remember first is that we are a nation of laws. Our constitution says we are not to respect any religion. The constitution is the standard; not the bible! Think about marriage for a second. Look at the marriage between Bobby Christina and her man. They were married in a church, the problem is, it wasn’t sanctioned by the government, in other words it isn’t legal in the eyes of the law. This law of marriage between same sex couples is argued and is currently being looked at by the highest court in the land. I don’t equate slavery and gay marriage but they are similarities. Blacks couldn’t even get married and just recently in the 2000’s miscegenation laws were still in place in some states. I myself don’t understand homosexuality and I don’t try to either. I have my belief and it’s my belief. I could say a lot more about this issue, but I’m not trying to persuade people either way. You have your opinion, but keep the bible out of the courts. Believe me you really don’t want it there.  

Former Mars Hill church Pastor Rob Bell has been raising a lot of eyebrows for his evolving views about Christianity and the Bible.

Bell and his wife, Kristen, recently appeared with Oprah Winfrey on her “Super Soul Sunday” program, where he suggested the Bible is irrelevant to today’s culture.

“We’re moments away. I think the culture is already there. And the church will continue to be even more irrelevant when it quotes letters from 2,000 years ago as their best defense,” he told Winfrey when asked about the Church embracing gay marriage.

His wife admitted that churches across the nation are still split on the issue, but added that those who maintain an orthodox view on homosexuality are “regressing.”

“I think there are a lot of people, who as they see culture moving, their response is to dig in deeper, is to, like, hold their ground, fight against it,” Kristen Bell said. “So I think that there are both things happening. There are churches that are moving forward into that area, and there are churches who are almost regressing and making it more of a battle.”

Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr., host of the “Jesus Changes Everything” podcast and a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries, said nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, he said that by casting aside the Bible’s relevance, Rob Bell has diminished his own relevance.

“The irony, of course, is that though he is sitting next to one of the most influential women of our day, Oprah Winfrey, though he is on national television making this claim, the irony is that this is how Rob Bell has made himself so unbelievably irrelevant,” he said in a recent post.

“When we push against the Word of God which is an immovable rock, sooner or later we will find ourselves cursing the Word of God, and spitting on it. And that is where Rob Bell has found himself,” he said.

From CBN, my comments in bold

Posted by John the Revelator

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