[TBC: As we have noted, the emergent church is ambivalent at best to the authority of the Scriptures and seeks to distance believers from the same. Consider the following comments from Rob Bell, author of "Velvet Elvis: Repainting The Christian Faith."]
"It is not possible to simply do what the Bible says....We must first make decisions about what it means at this time, in this place, for these people."
"One of the lies is that truth only resides in this particular community or that particular thought system....I affirm the truth anywhere in any religious system, in any worldview. If it's true, it belongs to God."