Skip to comments.Hear Rob Bell support same-sex marriage, say Evangelicals need to 'repent'
Posted on 03/19/2013 6:18:28 AM PDT by Gamecock
GRAND RAPIDS, MI When Rob Bell signed copies of his latest book March 10 at Schuler Books & Music, two Flint women who came out to see him said the Mars Hill Bible Church founder's teaching had opened their minds about God and made them question whether their same-sex relationship would damn them to hell.
Bell, who followed his visit to Grand Rapids with other public promotions of "What We Talk About When We Talk About God," told an audience Sunday, March 17, in San Francisco that he supports same-sex marriage. You can hear it at about the 42:30-mark of this podcast.
I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether its a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man, Bell said. And I think the ship has sailed. This is the world we are living in and we need to affirm people wherever they are.
Bell talks about a variety of topics in the 55-minute Q&A including his upbringing, his college band, the Rev. Ed Dobson, his time as pastor of Mars Hill, quantum physics (to which his latest book devotes several pages) and how Baptists are people who love God and dont really like fun.
Bell also talks around the 38-minute mark about what he sees as the death of Evangelical Christianity in the sense of it being a very narrow, politically intertwined, culturally ghettoized Evangelical subculture. He says Evangelicals have turned away lots of people from the church by talking about God in ways that don't actually shape people into more loving, compassionate people, adding that Evangelicals have supported policies and ways of viewing the world that are actually destructive, and we've done it in the name of God and we need to repent."
Bell urges people to embrace a difference sense of the term, Evangelical.
The beautiful thing would be if Evangelical came to mean buoyant, joyful, honest announcement about all of us receiving the grace of God and then together giving back to the make the world the kind of place God always dreamed it could be, Bell said. Lets reclaim it, all of us.
The conversation at Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal church, finishes with Bell talking more about the television show hes working on with "Lost" producer Carlton Cuse in California:
In our culture the two things that get discussion started the quickest at Thanksgiving are religion and politics, or get you sent to the kids table, he said. And in politics we have every sort of discussion possible under the sun, Rachel Maddow to Fox News to everything in between. And in spiritual faith and religion we have next to nothing, and if you say Touched by an Angel I will laugh in your face.
We are working to create a space, a funny, subversive, welcoming, interesting space somewhere between my Noomas (short films) and sermons and interviews like this, throw in a TED talk, (David) Letterman (show), Ellen (DeGeneres show) and a little bit of Lost and put it in a blender. He and I are really, really excited because we think we could create a space that doesnt exist.
The one that needs to repent or bust hell wide open is this latest closeted sodomite spewing his Bible-hating garbage.
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Lost... Kind of ironic.
Isn’t Rob Bell the guy who doesn’t think there’s a hell?
Totally feminized idiot.
his beef is against God and morality
Is this church, the Mars Hill Bible Church, affiliated with the mega church in Seattle? ( Mark Driscoll Pastor )
We got here by ignoring the Scriptures when the say to be Holy as the Lord is Holy. For HE says "Do not commit Adultery" Deuteronomy 5 and to "Abstain from fornication" 1 Thessalonians 4:3 . Why do we ignore the scripture "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination to the Lord. " Leviticus 18:22. No Homosexual will enter the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9).
Do we think God will leave us alone, when He has already dealt with the Ancient Empires of Rome, Egypt and Babylon?
Well, at least he has publically declared himself an enemy of God.
Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. ... Romans 1:24-27
The only argument against what you wrote is that “adultery and fornication” imply sexual relations betweena man and a woman outside of Holy Matrimony. Sodomy is the proper term for physical relations of individuals of the same sex with those parts of the body designed for the elimination of bodily waste.
I have to admit my ignorance. Only one of those faces looks familiar to me. Could you name them for me?
So, when "pedophile rights" gain steam .. and they most assuredly will in America .. are you going to "affirm" that too?
I must've missed the "except when the social ship sails" caveats in all those Biblical references about homosexuality and other vile perversions.
Sorry, Robby God’s ship has not sailed but you on the other hand are drowning.
I only recognize Schuller and Warren. One more to add would be that communist "evangelical" poser Jim Wallis.
So now he has outed himself as a false teacher. We suspected it for a while based on the content in the NOOMAs, but it is confirmed.
No, not affiliated. While some have issues with Driscoll, nobody puts him in with the completely apostate Rob Bell crowd. Driscoll's theology is pretty much traditional reformed.
Sadly, it sounds like Bell is one of the “me, too!” proponents of Christianity Lite.
“Come get your Christianity here, folks! It’s the easy, no carb version that will make no demands, let you keep all your heathen buddies, still schmooze with the Hollywood celebs, and be easily tucked away when the heat is on! Want the world to still like you? Then don’t delay, come and get yours today!”