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is like a [wise] man which built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundations on a rock:
and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it:
for it was founded upon a rock
(Luke 6:47-48)

Let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
For other foundation can no man lay that is laid, which is Jesus Christ
(1 Corinthians 3:10b-11)

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3)

Progressive Christianity

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Articles and Videos

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"lowered view of the Bible;  historic terms re-defined;  feelings emphasized over facts;
essential Christian doctrines open for reinterpretation;
the gospel message shifts from sin and redemption to social justice"
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Articles
 
  A Different Religion  (13 March 2020)

"Secular progressivism has colonised Christianity, and the resulting progressive faith has become the acceptable religion of middle-class niceness. Their desire is for a Jesus who fits in with their pre-conceived notions of what is right and proper, not the Jesus of the Bible ... Traditional Christianity and progressive Christianity are two different religions..."

What's Wrong with Progressive Christianity?  (22 February 2020)

"We may all be aware, at least to some extent, of misleading and unbiblical movements swarming over the Church today, including Prosperity Teaching (Word Faith) and NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) but fewer have considered the movement loosely called 'Progressive Christianity' ... The bottom line is this: it is a teaching that so downplays the need for salvation, and so removes faith in Jesus, the bible and the work of the Cross, that it amounts to a 21st century heresy..."

 

Theological Liberalism and 'Progressive Christianity'  (15 July 2017)

"At the turn of last century battles raged between theological conservatives and theological liberals, especially in Britain and America ... Today Christians who have a low view of Scripture and who reject many of the crucial doctrines of biblical Christianity like to refer to themselves as 'progressives' They somehow think they are making an improvement on things by rejecting much of the central content of New Testament Christianity. Of course they are regressive, and are engaged in some of the very things that Jesus and the disciples warned against..."

Progressive Christianity is as Much of a Threat to Your Kid's Faith as Atheism  (01 June 2017)

"In our backyard we used to have a beautiful lime tree. One day I noticed that a thorny vine of some kind had started growing around it. It looked enough like the rest of the tree that I figured it was just another stage of growth. A quick Google search told me thorns often grow around citrus trees, so I didn't think much more about it. Then, within a couple of months, the thorns took over the tree and it began to die. A gardener looked at it and said these particular thorns weren't part of the tree at all. It turns out they were a foreign invader. Had the foreign invader looked more foreign, I would have realised the need to uproot it immediately. But because it shared surface-level similarities with the tree, I was  fooled into thinking it was all the same thing..."

5 Signs Your Church Might be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity  (08 May 2017)

"[I]t is difficult to pin down what actually qualifies someone as a Progressive Christian, due to the diversity of beliefs that fall under that designation. However, there are signs - certain phrases and ideas - that seem to be consistent in Progressive circles. Here are 5 danger signs to watch out for in your church:..."

Christianity is Not About Feeling Comfortable  (11 June 2015)

"How many times have you met professing believers who tell you they are 'comfortable' - or 'not comfortable' - with something related to scriptural truth or biblical morality? They seem to have decided that truth and error, right and wrong, are to be decided solely on the basis of how they feel - if they are 'comfortable' about it or not. This is what passes for Christianity today in too much of the West. The Christian life is all about feelings - about emoting. If something does not pass your emote-o-meter, you reject it..."

Six Ways Progressive Theology is Destroying Christianity  (03 March 2013)

"First they asked you to think outside the box of Truth; now they're asking you to stop speaking Truth altogether. The Progressive wing of the Church has been able to grow and thrive, thanks in part to the re-surging Emergent movement that has long been taking the doctrines of Christianity apart. Here's how Steve McSwain, contributor to the extreme leftist publication Huffington Post ... is trying to re-shape the Bride of Christ into the harlot of Babylon..."

Progressive Christianity  (23 January 2011)

"[A] case can be made that whenever one finds the adjective 'progressive' prefixed to the word 'Christianity', one should flee to the hills. One might also say the phrase is a clear-cut oxymoron. This is because those who champion the phrase invariably mean moving beyond historical, biblical Christianity. They see the orthodox faith as old-fashioned, restrictive, intolerant and repressive. They want to move beyond the faith once delivered to the saints to a new, trendy, and - quite plainly - heterodox version of the faith. Indeed, biblical Christianity becomes unrecognisable in this new faith..."

 

Videos and YouTubes

YOUTUBE:  Why Progressive Christianity is a Dangerous False Gospel  (18 February 2020)

"Alisa Childers outlines the unbiblical teachings of Progressive Christianity, explains why they're dangerous, and shares ways to identify and avoid these false teachings."

 

The Progressive Apologist

The following extract is from the article Progressive Christianity is as Much of a Threat to Your Kid's Faith as Atheism

"'Our faith is a dynamic experience that shifts and evolves for us and especially for a child growing leaps and bounds in their development. We cannot capture that experience and box it into a set of propositions to memorize and defend - that limits and denies the realities of the human experience' [quote from a progressive Christian].

"This statement says so much. The author is confused between the objective, unchanging truth of God and the subjective, changing experiences we have as we relate to God throughout our lives.  God and the truth He has revealed do not shift and evolve.  Our experiences shift and evolve, but that has nothing to do with what is true.  Teaching kids apologetics isn't about putting their experiences in a 'box'.  To the contrary, apologetics is about stepping outside personal experience and examining what reason there is to believe Christianity is true regardless of our feelings.

"If kids are only developing a faith based on 'shifting and evolving' experiences, they have no way of knowing if their faith is well placed. I could have faith that a mouse will fly out of a tree right now, but that would be a bad thing to have faith in.

"Faith, in and of itself, is no virtue.  It's only as solid as the object of the faith.  The question is, how can we be confident that Jesus, as the object of Christian faith, is 'solid'?  Apologetics.  Progressive Christians don't like apologetics because it challenges them to think of biblical teachings in a category of objective truth - something we're not free to change just because we happen to 'experience' it in varied ways.

"Two plus two equals four whether I experience difficulty with that or not.  Experience cannot be elevated over objective truth."

Readers' comments on the above:  "Progressive Christianity is code for postmodern Christianity.  Those who embrace this have embraced the neo-Marxist Postmodern view of reality.  The root of it is denial of truth as the Scriptures refer to it in its objective absolute state.  It is most serious masquerading as God's truth"  /  "I am reminded that social justice is the new morality, one that replaces Biblical morality, something [that] occurred around the Year 2000.  The political progressives and the religious progressives don't like the morality of apologetics because it expresses hard, timeless truths about human conduct and behavior.  Progressives would rather be the arbiters of human behavior defining boundaries as they please"

 

 

 

 

Thus saith the LORD,
Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way,
and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls
(Jeremiah 6:16)

 

 

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