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Rob Bell Inspirational Quotes: 10 Uplifting Sayings From Evangelical Christian

By    |   Monday, 18 May 2015 01:37 PM

Rob Bell has inspired many around the world with his uplifting message. He doesn’t discriminate, recently voicing his support for gay rights.

According to the Christian Post, “Former Mars Hill Bible Church pastor and best-selling author Rob Bell told media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Sunday that the American church is ‘moments away’ from embracing gay marriage and thinks ‘it's inevitable.’"

His wife, Kristen, who co-founded the renowned megachurch, echoes his views. "Marriage, gay and straight, is a gift to the world because the world needs more not less love, fidelity, commitment, devotion and sacrifice,” she said.

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Some evangelical publications took exception with Bell’s controversial statements. Charisma News framed it totally differently, writing, “For those who had any questions, Rob Bell has now made himself totally clear: He is willing to trash parts of the Bible as ‘letters from 2,000 years ago’ when God's Word contradicts his views on same-sex marriage.”

Despite his divisive positions, Bell continues to inspire many. Here are 10 inspirational quotes from Rob Bell’s writings:

1. “Why blame the dark for being dark? It is far more helpful to ask why the light isn’t as bright as it could be.”

2. “Eternal life doesn't start when we die; it starts now.”

3. “It’s in that place that we’re reminded that true life comes when we’re willing to admit that we’ve reached the end of ourselves, we’ve given up, we’ve let go, we’re willing to die to all of our desires to figure it out and be in control. We lose our life, only to find it.”

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4. “A person who speaks to this hour’s need will always be skirting the edge of heresy, but only the person who risks those heresies can gain the truth.”

5. “We shape our God, and then our God shapes us.”

6. “Everybody is following somebody. Everybody has faith in something and somebody. We are all believers.”

7. “It's all — let's use a very specific word here — miraculous. You, me, love, quarks, sex, chocolate, the speed of light — it's all miraculous, and it always has been.”

8. “I’m convinced being generous is a better way to live. I’m convinced forgiving people and not carrying around bitterness is a better way to live. I’m convinced having compassion is a better way to live. I’m convinced pursuing peace in every situation is a better way to live. I’m convinced listening to the wisdom of others is a better way to live. I’m convinced being honest with people is a better way to live.”

9. “A Christian is not someone who expects to spend forever in heaven there. A Christian is someone who anticipates spending forever here, in a new heaven that comes to earth.”

10. “Wherever you find truth, wherever you discover something new, affirm it, embrace it, enjoy it.”

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