A few years ago a man by the name of Rob Bell pastored a mega-church and his influence in the church community was staggering. Young pastors hung on to every word he said, and read every book he authored. He really was one of the movers of postmodernism in the church world. Unfortunately, postmodernism will lead to heresy in the church every time.
Rob Bell left his church and eventually became a heretic. A few years ago, in an interview, he was asked when would the church world accept the homosexual lifestyle. Rob Bell made the following statement. “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.”
My friends these 2,000 year old letters he is talking about is the Word of God. In other words, if the Bible is the best defense we can come up with, then we might as well throw in the towel. The postmodern church and pastors love to throw around this term “Irrelevant.” Today Rob Bell has been replaced by several postmodern superstars. Their influence on young and old ministers is tremendous. The postmodern superstars of today also are saying how irrelevant the church is that still believes in the Word of God.
Please understand this, to stand up for righteousness is not a hate crime, to proclaim that God’s Word is truth even in the twenty-first century is not being a bigot. Sin is still sin and God is still God and His Word is the only truth that we need; no matter what the world may say or what these postmodern superstars say. Scripture is still relevant!
Right now, today, what is needed more then anything else is for some of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation Pentecostals to experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
Come Holy Spirit We Need You!