Skip to comments.Christian Pastor/Author Rob Bell Supports Gay Marriage
Posted on 03/19/2013 4:20:22 AM PDT by rintense
ay, 19 Mar 2013, 1:18 AM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Controversial author and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville came out in support of marriage equality during a forum March 17 in San Francisco.
During the forum at Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal church, Bell was asked about his position on gay marriage, and responded by saying, "I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it's a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man. I think the ship has sailed and I think the church needs -- I think this is the world we are living in and we need to affirm people wherever they are."
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Surprise, surprise; heretic Rob Bell supporting homosexual “marriage”
“I am for love, whether it’s a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man.....a man and five women, a man and a sheep, and man and a pickup truck......”
He just lost the name “CHRISTIAN”!! What a FREAK SHOW our country has become...>FREAKS!
So, a “pastor” is saying we need to affirm people in their sin.
There’s a special judgement awaiting those who lead the sheep to their deaths.
what an absolute shame - his early stuff was promising - but this last book pooped the mattress
I would bet anything he comes out of the closet.
He has a cult like following in West
Michigan that’s pretty scary.
“I think this is the world we are living in and we need to affirm people wherever they are.””.................
So, he is a “Christian pastor” and he wants to affirm people in their sinfulness???? He is very very confused.
I struggle with sin every day...The last thing I need is a pastor telling me my sin is ok...
It's not a matter of not understanding the scriptures...It's a matter of just not believing...
It’s quite lovely for our politically correct times that he is for “marriage equality”, but his personal view is totally irrelevant to the Bible or to what Christians should do, support, or believe. Pretending that gay “marriage” is real marriage will not change reality, nor will it change God’s word. I am surprised that someone claiming to be a pastor would openly advocate that Christians ignore scripture.
It really is too bad that Bell wasn’t around at the time of Jesus so he could have put Him straight before His new religion took hold.
Then, Bell can NOT lay claim to being “Christian.” These passages make the issue rather clear:
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
1 Timothy 1:8-10
Amen brother you are so right!
I am not a Christian but I’m starting to lean that way.
The Bible has been around for a long, long time and it has obviously helped many people. Who am I to say it’s wrong? One thing I do understand is this - The Bible doesn’t care what’s popular and what isn’t. If something is wrong today it will still be wrong tomorrow. It doesn’t matter how anyone feels about it. To wake up one day and decide that on a particular issue we should discount everything that’s been taught is to call into question the entire teaching.
Seems he stopped himself before finishing his sentence. “I think the ship has sailed and I think the church needs — “ Sounds to me as if he was about to say the magic words of all progressives - “to get with the times.” So his Bible is written on an Etch-a-Sketch?
” I think the ship has sailed and I think the church needs”
Only a idiot says something like that. The only ship that has sailed is the one that God put in the water at the beginning of time.
Anything else is folly and foolishness.
I have prayed for you this morning that you will accept Jesus as your personal Saviour.
Controversial author and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville came out in support of marriage equality
No accuracy in reporting anymore!
I doubt seriously he came out for marriage equality. He can out for homosexuals to marry. Not for 2 men and one women or 3 women and one man or brothers and sisters or fathers and daughters and on and on. Be accurate. Speak honestly!
Etch-a-Sketch.....I like that!!!
May I use that sometime in the future?
It’ll be in conjunction with another fave of mine..”cafeteria Catholic”.
And the highest, most primary love is the love of God, who said "If you love me you will keep my commandments." Thus, there can be no love apart from righteousness, justice and holiness. Rob Bell has no idea what biblical, agape love is and I pray the Lord see fit to regenerate him, fill him with the Holy Spirit and bring him to a true, saving faith in Jesus Christ.
The church needs to what? ignore parts of God’s word and join in loving the sin?
There are wolves among the sheep. Not just in “liberal” denominations and parishes, either. A Southern Baptist pastor that I know quietly campaigns for gay rights and a boatload of other liberal social causes. His reasons? “The church has to stay relevant to survive” and “love, sweet love, etc. ad nauseum.” (More likely it is because his son is a flaming homo, but he has yet to admit that publically.) Even many who are now running true will be sorely tempted to kiss the pink ring in the near future when their 501.3(C) status becomes conditional upon their stance on this issue.
If a word can mean anything, it really means nothing. Likewise if marriage can be anything, it really is nothing. Which is the actual goal of the left. No marriages, no families, no religion.
Are Robbie and Ted Haggard still an “item”.
Hadn’t heard of him before. Based on Wiki, he sounds like someone who wants to tickle peoples’ ears rather than proclaim the truth about God.
“An electrifying, unconventional pastor whom Time magazine calls a singular rock star in the church world, Rob Bell is the most vibrant, central religious leader of the millennial generation.” - From an Amazon description of one of his books.
Guess it isn’t a surprise that he’d come out for homosexuality...
Prayers you’ll come to know God’s truth, servo...
In Christ alone,
Yes.....the more I see and hear lately, the harder it gets to wait for Jesus to come back.
Rob Bell lost the name Christian a while back, when he declared that hell doesn't exist....the idiot.
As far as I am concerned, you don’t have to agree with same-sex marriage. If the rest of the nation does it, well, you can decide not to do it in your own church.
Praying for you today. Becoming a Christian was the best thing that ever happened to me. Christ completely and miraculously changed my life.
Romans 10:9 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
“If the rest of the nation does it, well, you can decide not to do it in your own church.”
That’s not the problem, there is no danger of ‘gay marriage’ being accepted in many faiths, in my opinion. And if some do accept it, they can’t punish any one else who doesn’t, like you say. The problem is if and when the state will punish those faiths that will never accept it. Considering 30 years ago ‘gay marriage’ wasn’t even an issue, I don’t think that is out of the realm of possibility.
Many blessings Servo.
1 Timothy 4:1-2
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron...”
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!”
I often wish I could. My main hang up is that I don’t really believe in Jesus and I don’t want to be a hypocrite. I don’t want to lie to myself and everyone else. If I did that, what would be the point? I want to believe but I don’t. The story of Jesus is powerful but it seems like an allegory to me. To be a Christian means by definition you must accept Jesus as your savior. You must believe. And so far I just can’t. I just can’t suspend my disbelief. I’m really not trying to offend anyone. I hate to use the term ‘fairy tale’ because that term is often used by people to mock Christians and anyone else who dares believe in G-d. But that’s the way it feels to me. I’m sorry that I don’t have other people’s ability to believe. I don’t know how.
Another wolf in sheep’s clothing.
So if an adult man and a boy "love" each other, that makes it perfectly ok, eh, Rob?
I appreciate your honesty. You can’t make yourself believe no matter how much you may want it. I would recommend asking God to help your unbelief. Also, you may want to read Lee Strobel’s “The Case for Christ”. Again I will be praying for you.
Prayer is just simply talking to God. If you want, just pray and ask God to reveal Himself to you before you read the Bible. Tell Him you're struggling believing but you desire to and let Him work through that. You aren't the first person to struggle believing in your heart what you are wrestling with in your head. See what He does with it.:)
Therein lies the inevitable problem for all of us, either we really believe in Jesus Christ, or simply God, or we don’t. Either we believe that our belief is the right belief, despite the fact that governments could fine us, jail us, and so on for belonging to what they term the wrong belief system. It has happened before, people of Christianity and Judaism have had to be willing to get jailed, pay religious taxes (fines) or even die as opposed to abandoning their religion. I never wanted to see the day where the kinds of awful trials of faith would be upon us, but as far as I am concerned, I very well may see it, plus see state governments do it, in fact, I think it’s likely that National Governments will start doing it all with at least making you pay your religious fines in a few years’ time.
The MSM is working overtime to have anecdotes of previously unkonwn homosexuals supporting homsoexual marriage. I am just waiting for mccain and graham to come out of the closet.
This is all propaganda to fool the USSC justices into the “born that way myth”.
Any lawyer that argues mere religion will lose.
of course he does... (ping)
This is nothing more than the liberal infiltration of Christianity in order to turn it in favor of their doctrine.
Sure it is. And when they fail to turn all Christians to their error they will use the power of the State to pound us into submission. In a few short years tax exemptions will be withdrawn and civil rights lawsuits will fly. Brick-and-mortar churches with paid staff will become a thing of the past. To be sure there will be big, beautiful fake churches in every city, just as there are in the PRC. But the real Christians will be underground.
No surprise. Maybe half a year ago, some Mormon dude was defending LDS teachings on hell by claiming that sophisticated Christian scholars agree with him. I asked him who he had in mind. “Rob Bell.” I LOLed.
One thing you will not find anywhere in your Bible — the words “we must affirm people wherever they are”.
But it is so much easier to simply accept people no matter what they do, then to actually preach that there is right and wrong. That message leads to people despising you. And nobody wants to be despised.
I mean, that could lead to getting hung on a cross or something.
FRiend you are by no means alone in that! Mark 9:24 "And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief."
Believing is not something that comes naturally to any of us,including christians.Not because it isn't true,not because God is hard to find but because the whole world and the god of this world is out to stifle any and everything pertaining to God and especially to His revealed word.In fact even our very own selves are at war with God out of a heart that we ourselves do not fully know.
Jesus Himself went so far as to say that believing was the "work of God".
"I often wish I could."
Please don't take this as flippant but....join the club!