A few more thoughts on Rob Bell, whose switch on same-sex marriage I mentioned briefly the other day:
Bell justified his new position, and advocated that the rest of the evangelical church join him, with these words: “I think we are witnessing the death of a particular subculture that doesn’t work. I think there is a very narrow, politically intertwined, culturally ghettoized, Evangelical subculture that was told ‘we’re gonna change the thing’ and they haven’t. And they actually have turned away lots of people. And I think that when you’re in a part of a subculture that is dying, you make a lot more noise because it’s very painful. You sort of die or you adapt.”
In other words, you forget about Christ-centered, scripturally sound beliefs, and you follow the path of least resistance.
If what we're preaching is Darwinism, sheer survival of the fittest, then Bell's admonition makes perfect sense. But if what we're preaching is the religion of Jesus Christ -- who, one might say, went to the cross for not "adapting" -- then it is the rankest heresy.