We live at a time when humans view
as more important than the words
of Jesus Christ.
Let me explain.
Until I was rooted in the Word of God,
I had no idea
how offensive Jesus's words were.
Now I totally understand
why so many people hated Him.
And I totally understand why He said,
“And you will be hated by all
for My name’s sake.
But he who endures to the end will be saved.”
“Do you suppose that I came
to give peace on earth?
I tell you, not at all, but rather division.”
“Do not think that I came
to bring peace on earth.
I did not come to bring peace but a sword.”
The list of Jesus’s really tough words
goes on and on...
but those are not the words
that most churches teach on,
especially the progressive ones.
Most people like to hear a Christianity
where the Word of God is twisted
to fit man’s enlightened thinking.
Humans like to make man
the center of everything
instead of giving the glory back to God.
This is called humanism.
Humans are notorious
for twisting God’s truth
to make it fit the beliefs they want.
Few of us know it's just the flesh response.
And it’s only because we have come to repentance.
is characterized by questioning tradition,
which, in reality, is a really good thing
because tradition does not necessarily
express the Word of God.
has some really good points.
They like to address diversity,
fight for social justice and steward the earth.
And while these attributes are perfectly good,
and highlight the love of God,
they focus their attention on doing good works
with or without faithful hearts.
Another example is
women's reproductive rights and abortion.
believe that women should have the right
to do with their bodies what they want.
If they want to have sex and get pregnant,
then that is there prerogative.
And if they want to abort an preborn child,
then that is their decision.
One of the hallmarks of progressive Christianity
is the way they view Jesus.
Instead of believing that Jesus
is the divine Son of God
and bowing down to His Lordship,
they put more emphasis on moralism.
Jesus is more like a big brother
(like Jesus from The Chosen)
that sets a pattern that we should walk in.
Jesus is just a picture
of what we can be and what we can do
and his main point is just to
set an example for us.
The lowering of Jesus's Lordship
is the first mark of progressive Christianity.
The truth is - faith in Jesus
is all that is required
to receive salvation.
And the fruit of the Spirit is it's expression.
It’s not the other way around.
Works without faith
in Jesus's Lordship is dead.
Good works without faith in Christ
is the same as buying a one-way ticket to hell.
Works-based teaching and moralism
is man's definition of love.
And any belief or any teaching
that dismisses Jesus
as the only acceptable sacrifice to God
is 100% completely demonic.
Without the covering of Jesus,
and the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit
we are just empty shells -
dead men walking,
totally blind, straight into hell.
And while Progressive Christianity
is beautiful and totally appealing,
we know the Devil masquerades as light.
that promotes a universal,
enlightened social thinking
that goes against the very Word of God
It's an abomination to God.
is not grounded in The Truth!
Let me explain-
mercy, and tolerance,
become more important
than Jesus’s primary reason for coming -
“From that time
(when Jesus resisted the temptations of Satan)
Jesus began to preach and to say,
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Somewhere along the line,
humans decided our interpretation of scripture
is more important than the Word itself.
What I mean is,
God is good and we are not.
Unless we trust in Him, and make Jesus
the Lord of our lives,
we foolishly believe that we know best
because we are following the flesh.
We throw away the truth in favor of the grace,
to spare a person from receiving Christ
and coming into repentance with God.
And for some reason, we think this is good.
But In the end, this only leads to death.
And anyone who does this
will be held accountable
on the Day of Judgement.
So in reality,
when we give compassion
without pointing to Christ,
we are just elevating ourselves.
It makes us think we are just and good,
when we really aren’t!
You got to give it to Satan!
He truly twisted a masterpiece
with Progressive Christianity!
I must say,
It has to be Satan’s best attempt
at creating deception
to keep a man from walking with God.
And since people do not know
the Word of God themselves,
nor believe that scripture is Holy Spirit inspired,
they move away from God
towards even more human-centered thinking.
Progressive Christians believe
that since the Bible was written by many men,
then it must be filled with error and contradiction,
despite being influenced by God.
Progressive Christians believe
that science, medicine, and other man-made doctrine
created from evolutionary thinking
is more reflective of the God-head,
than what the actual Word says.
The problem with their thinking
is that God’s Word NEVER changes!
And when you eat the Whole Lamb of God,
there is no confusion.
The scripture is self-evident.
Jesus said exactly what He meant!
So, I think I will stop here.
This is my opening to Matthew 19.
Tomorrow we will look
at the topic of marriage and divorce.
In Matthew Chapter 19,
I have a feeling we will see
why sexual immorality continues to rise.
My guess -
it has much to do with
and man’s enlightened thinking
instead of walking with God.