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Heretical Author Rachel Held Evans Dead at Age 37
The Washington Post once called Rachel Held Evans “the most polarizing woman in evangelicalism”. The controversial blogger, speaker, and author made a career of writing about her transition from a conservative evangelical youth to a progressive Episcopalian wife and mother. The self-described “doubt-filled” believer was a well-known opponent of evangelicalism’s culture wars and a prominent voice for LGBTQ inclusion in the local church. Now, her controversial career is over. Rachel Held Evans doubts her beliefs no more. At age 37, Evan’s has died as a result of severe swelling on the brain. She now awaits God’s judgment in Sheol.
Rachel Held Evans was a heretic. While she was not a professional theologian or clergy person, her influential writings no doubt led many sinners astray or, at the very least, provided false assurance to those living in sin that they stood justified before God. The world is better off with her influence removed. Yet the Lord takes no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked. The death of Rachel Held Evans is not an occasion for joy but for mourning. Rachel Held Evans is now without further opportunity for repentance and she goes down to face judgement as an advocate for depravity. Even her last tweet is a testament to her full acceptance of sexual perversion. As she took an unexpected trip to the hospital, she lamented missing out on the popular and widly pornography HBO drama Game of Thrones.
No one is guaranteed tomorrow. Rachel Held Evans was a relatively young wife and mother who most likely expected to come back home from the hospital when she was admitted for the flu and a urinary tract infection. She leaves behind a husband and two young children. Remember her. The church has a lot to turn from her life. Like many others of her generation, Evans grew tired of entertainment-driven worship services and politically-fueled religious culture wars. Instead of pushing for reform, Evans left the (evangelical) faith and rejected biblical fidelity. It’s very likely that the Christian readers of this article know at least one person a lot like Evans. As a fellow evangelical native Tennesseean, I know I do. Let’s take the time, while they are still with us, to provide a gospel witness to our doubting and erring friends and family members.