37-year-old Rachel Held Evans, who became both famous and infamous in Christian circles, died earlier today due to flu complications that spiraled out of control when she had an allergic reaction to antibiotics in April. I hope she truly confessed Jesus as her Lord before her unexpected death.
Rachel Held Evans’ claim to fame was her embrace of left-leaning (“progressive”) ideas. Contrary to what the Bible said, she didn’t believe fornication was a sin as she attacked evangelicals who wouldn’t accept the homosexual lifestyle as valid. She considered herself a proud feminist, criticizing church leadership for being too patriarchal. She also questioned the idea that the Bible can be taken literally. Evans also ridiculed evangelicals who support Trump, totally ignoring the fact Trump’s policies on abortion, national defense, and other issues are close to what scripture teaches. During Obama’s second term, she served on his Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Evans was in a medically-induced coma after the bad reaction to antibiotics caused violent seizures. My prayers are with her family and I truly hope she repented before it was too late.