So stop with the “evangelical leader” stuff when describing him.
Sorry if that took all the air out of the room but it needs to be said. You can parse his arguments (such as they are) all you want but the bottom line is he’s come to this conclusion because Jesus is not his Lord – the culture and public opinion are.
J. Gresham Machen puts it well:
It is no wonder, then, that liberalism is totally different from Christianity, for the foundation is different. Christianity is founded upon the Bible. It bases upon the Bible both its thinking and its life. Liberalism on the other hand is founded upon the shifting emotions of sinful men.
Before you accuse me of being too harsh, let’s think about what his endorsement of homosexuality means:
- He is calling good what God calls evil, putting himself in the place of God. (Leviticus 18:22, Isaiah 5:20)
- He is rejecting God’s design, as affirmed by Jesus Christ, for marriage, again, putting himself in the place of God. (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:3-6)
- He is giving his blessing to soul-destroying sexual immorality. (I Corinthians 6:9)
- Like the false prophets in Israel, he is speaking peace when there is no peace to unrepentant sinners, whitewashing their sin and dancing before them like the Pied Piper leading them to Hell. (Ezekiel 13:10)
When this is the fruit of your ministry, your assurance that you are a follower of Jesus Christ should be nil.
I pray Campolo will repent before it’s too late, both for himself and for the many he is leading astray.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ – Matthew 7:21-23