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Proverbs 24:21-22 (KJV) My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
We said we were taking a brief hiatus. And that's still true. But later on Monday, there was an article that I just couldn't ignore or postpone commenting on. Our chosen illustration is a broken cross. We selected that because it's representative of what the article really shared, despite what it intended by its words.
The article was about some views expressed by Rob Bell, I know most of us have heard the name, but might not know more. He was the pastor of one of the Mars Hill megachurches. He no longer pastors or even attends a church. The 21st Century apparently changed his theology. In 2011, Bell wrote a book denouncing the Biblical view of Hell. Shortly after the book came out, he resigned from his pastorate. But it's his more recent conversion to supporting gay marriage that got my attention. Let's look at part of the article.