Progressive Christianity’s End Game?

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Do you consider yourself a Progressive Christian?  If so, you probably will bristle to hear this, but you are part of an incredibly dangerous movement. Quite frankly, Progressive Christianity is the yeast that has taken the Church away from the truth and toward a more tolerant, sin-affirming direction that is muddied with mushy theology.

Progressive Christianity is based on three wicked practices: Scoffing (to debase those who believe the Bible is true), Subversion (to undo traditional doctrine), and Rebellion (against God’s Word as truth).

2 Peter 3:3  “…knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.”

How can you tell if it has seeped into your church? And if it has, what – if anything – can you do about it? If you’re up to it, gird your loins and check out this video of those voices strategically and intentionally coaching Christians to think about their faith in a whole new, different and exciting way that fits better with the Third Millennium than the old way of thinking that what God said is timeless:

This movement isn’t for those of us who believe that all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work, as it states plainly in 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

Progressive Christianity is another word for Postmodrnity:

In the so-called “real world,” Post Modernism is a social movement; a rebellion against democracy and capitalism. Classic postmodernity is bent on implementing Marxism (without saying so). Rules are bad. Chaos and equality is good.

We see this in the news under Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. We see this in the modern churches under the guize of the ever=morphing Emergent Church Movement, which some believe has died out. It has not. Postmoderns in the Church still care about being subversive, not truthful. Real agendas are often concealed behind mission/vision statements.

With Post Modern churches, it comes down to the Authority of Scripture (as opposed to NAR or other movements where the Sufficiency of Scripture is questioned/ignored. NAR adds to Scripture, Postmodernism subtracts from the truth of historical biblical Christianity/doctrine).

I highly recommend this video, The Real Roots of the Emergent Church, by Elliott Nesch:

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Over at the PCA (Progressive Christianity Alliance), a group that calls itself a “Mustard Seed Revolution of Grace, Love and Inclusion,” their website lists these “allies” and partners who are working toward changing Christianity as we know it:

Below is a listing of some of our friends in ministry and and organizations that our members and clergy are involved with.  While there is much diversity in these listings; we all hold a common desire to serve God and love one another in a visible and tangible way; although our focuses differ.

Enlightened Christianity – An exploration of Progressive Christianity

A resource guide for gay Christians

The Arizona Foundation for Contemporary Theology AzFCT is a network of individuals and groups who welcome opportunities to explore progressive religious ideas through lectures, dialogue and in-depth reflection.

Brigid’s Circle ~ Celtic Christian community

Epochalyhpsis A new vision for what Christianity could be in the 21st century.

Progressive Christianity Network-Britain. works to promote and support open and contemporary Christian understanding. We provide a network of local groups across the country, publish a radical quarterly newsletter, and organize regular conferences and events.

The Christian Left

Spirituality Without Borders

Reclaiming God A Website for the rest of us …

www.adoramus.co.uk – UK based progressive Christian Church (Old English Catholic), Right Reverend Peter Sanders-White

www.adoramus-swindon.co.uk – Uk based progressive Christian Church (Old English Catholic), Father Mark Paris

www.adoramus-derby.co.uk – Uk based progressive Christian Church (Old English Catholic), Brother Richard

www.stchristopherscommunitychurch.weebly.com/ – (adoramus-Rotherham) – Uk based progressive Christian Church (Old English Catholic), Father Barry Frier

Bible & World History Time Line

Permission to Speak – “a meeting place for the sharing of the Spiritual journeys of its readers, recognizing that being Spiritual and being religious are not necessarily the same”

A Time to Embrace Web site dedicated to respectful dialogue and reconciliation around the inclusion of our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender sisters and brothers in Christ.

Whithorn School of Theology

Shepherd’s Heart Ministries

Atlanta Pride Pride Begins With You

LesBePure.com is a new way to Rethink, Respond and React! Check out this new way of encouraging the LGBT community to a higher standard. We also have an online community for Christian ladies. Join for free!

I’m a Gay Christian hopes to be a shining light of God’s Love and Truth to the LGBT community. Find Christian resources and daily encouragement. Videos, Devos and Christian Music are just a few cool things you’ll find!

Mend the Gay Gap We want to call attention to the great distance between the Church today and the LGBT Community. We are working with pastors and communities to Mend the Gay Gap.

Toward Dawn ~”holds that love is greater than faith, and that our

relationships with God and with each other are more important than any article of faith.

Spiritual But Not Religious ~ 50 Million people are SBNR

Homebrewed Christianity ~equipping grassroots theologians for tranformative thinking, engaging and living.

Transforming Theology ~Transformative thought for progressive action

Different Voice ~ “Embrace life. Nurture spirituality. Inspire change.”

Straight, Not Narrow To bridge the gap that exists in the body of Christ

Fight With Tools ~ A grassroots activist network begun by our friends: Flobots

Bulletproof Faith A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians

Anamchara – The Website of Unknowing

IG Publishing

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Network of Spiritual Progressives

United for Peace and Justice

Doulos Christou Press

The Peace Alliance

Santa Venetia Healing Ministry

Bart Campolo’s Offical Homepage

The Walnut Hills Fellowship

First Christian Church of Decatur, GA (Disciples of Christ)

Turn Left Christian Merchandise

PFLAG

Seven Straight Nights

Whosoever Magazine

Social Redemption

Equality Alabama

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

The Center for Progressive Christianity

Soulforce

International Chaplains Association

Human Rights Campaign

Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice and Healing

First Christian Church – Anniston, AL

First Presbyterian Church – Anniston, AL

We invite you to visit the following Blogs by our friends:

Those Crazy Liberals…and Conservatives

Engaging the interesection of politcs, religion, and society. With book reviews and opinion articles engaging issues that affect everyone.

Progressive Christianity and the Law “an academic blog exploring the influence of Christianity on our legal system, as well as the legal profession. In particular, the focus of this blog is the influence of “progressive” Christianity, as opposed to a more conservative, politicized view of the Christian faith.”

Progressive Spirituality

Ground of Being

Christ and Plato

So Katie

Blog of the Grateful Bear
Church as Art Blog

On The Margins

ParaDoxology

Fragmented Notions

Straight-Friendly

Dr. Delwin Brown’s Official Blog

Child of the Wind

The Bible Unlocked

Flobots

The Cobalt Season

Troy Bronsink

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6 Responses to Progressive Christianity’s End Game?

  1. Debra H says:

    This video is so 'convincing'….and I KNOW it is a lie straight from the pit……oh how easily deceived are those who are not studying the Word (most Christian peers I know); I am SO grateful to God for my husband, and my current church who hold the Word of Scripture highly…..because I was once sitting in the pews of a church that was not preaching the whole counsel of God. Please continue to sound the warning of these wolves in sheep's clothing……and I will also! Thank you for your ministry!

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  2. Pax says:

    This video is great. This movement is definitely a step in the right direction.

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  3. tonibrown says:

    Really Pax?This movement is "liberating" they say…ummm- much in the same way the serpent liberated Eve from the beautiful, tranquil and sinless garden.
    These folks are blind and in desperate need of the one, true gospel.

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  4. What a false dichotomy: If you aren't progressive, you aren't using your brain. If you hold to The Bible as the infallible, wholly inspired Word of God, you aren't somebody who thinks much. So all theologians and pastors and layman alike who hold to the doctrines of the apostles and the reformers, from the Apostle Paul to Martin Luther to John Calvin and so on, just aren't exercising their minds much. That's beyond ridiculous, and sadly, it shows arrogance and ignorance.

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    • rascott247 says:

      There’s nothing false in contrasting the thoughts of man with the word of God. Your conclusion seems to be based on a faulty premise and a misplaced trust in man’s ability to find truth from reasoning. Just like Satan in the Garden, these “Progressives” ask us to consider a different starting point than what God has prescribed resulting in a distortion of God’s design for knowledge. The Apostles and Luther and Calvin held scripture as the infallible inspired Word of God. They had the correct starting point.

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