Understanding Progressive Christianity

Slippery Slope

We want to do as much as we can to reach out to those in our families and churches who say they are Christian, but do not take the Bible as literal truth. Does it matter? Yes. Jesus said that He is the Truth. And we cannot know Him apart from what His breathed-out Word tells us about Him.

Today we are covering an article from a progressive site, Patheos, titled, 16 Ways Progressive Christians Interpret the Bible. We share it not to recommend the writer’s theology, but to hold it up as an example of how post-modernity has come to certain beliefs, which we view as a slippery slope of dangerous theology. To be fair, we know that they feel the same way about our view of Scripture.

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Joining us for the discussion is our guest, Eric Barger. Eric’s Take A Stand! Ministries confronts both the culture and the Church, focusing on the troubling unbiblical trends and doctrinal issues facing Christians.

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One Response to “Understanding Progressive Christianity”

  1. Mr Davis #

    As soon as we started to teach in our seminaries that good hermeneutics requires knowledge of the man whom God used, they forgot the pen used by God doesn’t make the message, but God Himself. If it is God who wrote it, then His word is forever settled in heaven, it is eternal and unbeakable. John 10:35 If it is God who wrote it there is one standard, one way for obedience. So the one who knows what God says, said: I consider all your precepts concerning all things to be right and trustworthy therefore I hate every false way. Psalm 119:128

    As soon as the man became a big deal, now you have to know the culture the author was writing to and their particular situation and what the author was trying to relay as if God did not write this. But this man has determined for this situation what must be done. Those who hold to this view do not study God’s word they study the man the culture everything they can get their hands on for background. Thus they are puffed up with knowledge of what is not relevant and have laid aside what is.

    Of the volume of the book it is written of me and whatso ever things were written affore time were written for our instruction why so that we do not follow in the same error as they but rather that we seek to please God. See Romans 15:4, 1 Corinthians 10:1-11

    Offenses in different cultures are to be avoided this is also clear from the scriptures. But where those cultures go against God’s word wellthe offence has to be made. For the testimony of scripture is there is one God, there is one way.

    In acts we are warned that disciples that are among shall rise up to draw disciples after themselves. Acts 20:30 Because we are shrewd and we want to avoid this appearance of evil, we carnal men look for who would make a champion for me in my cause. That one I will exalt before men and make his name famous and because I have made him so he will owe me. Jude 1:16

    Christians if have respect of persons in this way we sin. James 2:8-11
    1 Corinthians 4:17

    What is the result of all of this foolishness: now a man can justify what he lays aside of those things God commands. Those commands were for those folks whom the author was writing to. If God were speaking to us today, well he would consider our situation and make allowances for what we are doing and he has. Look if he were really angry, wouldn’t he just strike us dead. See he loves us.

    So the scriptures even Christ proclaimed have come true: the mustard seed representing the church, the least of all seeds, has grown into a terrible abomination: a great tree, and the prince and powers of the air have found lodging in it. Matthew 13

    And the three loaves (a fellowship offering) also representing the church in which a woman took a little leaven and hid in it until it had worked through all of it. Matthew 13

    And we think not that we all are in error here.

    God bless

    January 23, 2014 at 5:58 am