Mega Pastor: Ignore the Bible to Stay Relevant (especially 2 Peter 2:1)

By Jennifer Van Laar. During a special Valentine’s Day episode of Super Soul Sunday on OWN, Oprah Winfrey asked her spiritual advisor Rob Bell if he thought churches were close to accepting homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

He answered that “we’re moments away from the church accepting it,” and that Christians needed to stop relying on its holy text as a basis for opposing homosexuality:

“I think 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, when you have in front of you flesh-and-blood people who are your brothers and sisters, and aunts and uncles, and co-workers and neighbors, and they love each other and just want to go through life with someone.”

Bell and his wife, Kristen, were discussing their book on marriage, The Zimzum of Love, with Winfrey when the exchange took place. The book provides “A new way of understanding marriage” which Bell seemed to imply also included gay couples. (Read more about the pastor saying to ignore the Bible HERE)

[Editor’s note: Mr. Bell should probably take a few minutes and reflect upon 2 Peter 2:1]

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Rob Bell on Gay Marriage Support: God Pulling Us Ahead to Affirm Gay Brothers, Sisters

By Nicola Menzie. “I believe God [is] pulling us ahead into greater and greater affirmation and acceptance of our gay brothers and sisters and pastors and friends and neighbors and coworkers,” former megachurch pastor and best-selling author Rob Bell explained just days after surprising the evangelical Christian community with his expressed support for same-sex marriage.

The former Mars Hill Bible Church founder and controversial Love Wins author told Odyssey Networks in an interview published Wednesday that many people are “realizing that God makes some of us one way and some of us another, and it can be a beautiful thing.”

The video interview, titled “Why Rob Bell Supports Gay Marriage,” comes just days after the Michigan church founder visited San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral (the Episcopal Cathedral of the Diocese of California) in a promotional book tour to discuss his purpose for writing What We Talk About When We Talk About God, his views on evangelical Christianity and future projects he has lined up.

During that event, Bell was asked about his stance on same-sex marriage and he explained that he was “for marriage.”

“I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it’s a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man. I think the ship has sailed and I think that the church needs to just … this is the world that we are living in and we need to affirm people wherever they are,” he responded. (Read more from this story HERE)

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  • Mark

    Don’t want to be in that dudes spot when he’s called before the Judgment Throne.

  • georgev

    This blasphemer just justified sin with his words.
    Understand that Jesus Christ had to suffer and die to be able to remove sin from the sinner and this lying clown removes sin with his blasphemies.
    A time will come where we all will stand before the Lord and ask for mercy. He will have to do a little more begging than I.

  • georgev

    Owned, bought and paid for by the Satan.
    Lies from Hades.
    All for the money and popularity.
    Ay yes vanity the devil’s favorite sin since the Garden of Eden.

  • wandamurline

    It is clear that this man is not a man of God or a preacher in any sense of the word. He is a satinist, just like the ugly woman he is standing next to. I quit watching her when she launched her own religion….I think she is like Obama and believes that she is God. People in this man’s church need to find a home in a church that has the presence of God in it as I am sure that Jesus would throw him out if he were here.

  • Kathy

    This is why there shouldn’t be mega pastors.

    • ArmyCombatVet

      A measly pastor showing contempt for GOD and equating abomination with the biblical definition of marriage being that between a man and a woman! One sick puppy but not surprising it was during the Dopra show!

      • KDC

        Good point. He is calling God a liar. My God never changes, and He’s not changing His mind on marriage being between one man and one woman.

    • Francis X. Shannon

      There are too many ministers who’ll take the Cross and sin and Hell and all the other unpleasant stuff out of Christianity, and plenty of Catholic priests as well. They are NOT dispensing a true Gospel message! Their watered-down version is merely a roadmap straight to the gates of Hell!

      • KDC

        And they will pay dearly for it.

    • KDC

      Whether a Church is big or not, Is not the problem. It’s what they preach. And their accountability to God.

  • TheresaAK

    ◄ Jude 1 ►

    New International Version

    1Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,

    To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept fora Jesus Christ:

    2Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

    The Sin and Doom of Ungodly People

    3Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. 4For certain individuals whose condemnation was written aboutb long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

    5Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lordc at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. 6And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. 7In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

    8In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings.9But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”d 10Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.

    11Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion.

    12These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. 13They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.

    14Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones 15to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”e16These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

    A Call to Persevere

    17But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. 18They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” 19These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.

    20But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

    22Be merciful to those who doubt; 23save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.f

  • ricknick59

    This pastors god is actually satan! He won’t realize this till he is in HELL! He will be one of the ones saying but Lord I did all these things in your name! And God will say “I never knew you!”

  • Liberty1941

    Fake Christians, and the deceived will accept anything, however the true Chuck of God never will. Why the idiot crowd keeps joining these Satan led groups is no longer understandable. It is never based on what we want to be ture, but the Truth that our Creator has given us in His written word. The arrival of Christ is going to leave most professing christians gasping for breath, just before they drop dead.

  • DJ

    This guy is off base and I rebuke him in Jesus name. In Leviticus 18:22 it speaks of how a man should not lie with another man and calls it an abomination. Since God is the same yesterday, today and forever …. so is the Bible.

  • akprayingmom

    To which the Sovereign LORD God Almighty will say, “I never knew you. Depart from Me, you worker of evil!” —Mark 7:23

  • Devasahayam

    In reality, Bell has binned relevance!

  • Dowhatsrigh

    Hell these Mega churches never did follow the bible. The only book they followed was the bible on con games on, “how to influence friends and get them to give you money.” None of these Mega Churches are willing to stand up for the bible against the gays. Why, because as long as they can avoid confronting the gays, the gays will continue to send them money.

    • KDC

      And you know how you can tell? They don’t preach the word of God. They tickle your “feel good” button. Know any like this?

  • trp878

    Another Shepard gone astray. He’ll reap his rewards on Judgement Day.

    • KDC

      He is no Shepard. He’s a slaughterer.

  • KDC

    Such garbage. ( which is not what I thought of first) if people fall for this, it WILL be a great falling away. And I might ad, if Oprah is involved you have to know it’s not good. Elitist, NWO queen. And a Lesbian to boot!

  • Dale Baker

    God hates all sin, Loves all people. But sin is sin. Then and Now.