PROGRESSIVE "CHRISTIANITY" IS AT THE ROOT OF WHAT'S WRONG
I found a comment on my FB page recently portraying President Trump as an antichrist, would be dictator and something just a little bit short of the devil himself. I went to this person’s FB page to learn more about him. It’s a lovely FB page depicting someone who is a schoolteacher and a family man; a community-minded, sports-loving, general all-round stereotype of a backyard barbequing, Little League coaching, suburbanite good ole' boy – the kind who makes a good neighbor. Furthermore, the content of his page indicates that he's a Christian – probably an “evangelical” Christian.
Let’s see: President Trump, with all his faults has done more good for America than almost all of his predecessors combined, and has done it in less than one term, which proves the benefit of our having a successful businessman who loves America as President rather than a career politician who loves political power. Furthermore, he speaks out and uses the power of his office in a way favorable to biblical Christianity and speaks out and stands against that which is opposed to biblical Christianity more than any collection, large or small, of Presidents before him. Nevertheless, there are people just like the fellow described above who are chock full of anti-Trump rage and rhetoric for this President, but who don’t raise so much as a chipmunkian squeak of criticism for those in the Democratic Party and elsewhere who blatantly promote such antichristian things as abortion, the LGBTQ agenda, warmongering and the Marxist-indoctrination of our children, etc. QUESTION: How does this make any sense? ANSWER: it doesn’t. It can only be explained as a symptom of the insanity of sin that develops to one degree or another in the minds of those who embrace their own will and preferences over those that are God’s.
I say this without an ounce of rancor or sarcasm, but I think the gentleman referenced above is a poster boy for what I call “Progressive Christianity.” What “progressivism” (a euphemism for godless, un-American Marxism) politically and socially is, and what it has done and is doing in and to our country, has its parallel in terms of what has been done, and is being done, either deliberately or unconsciously, by “Progressive Christianity” in Churches all across America.
For example, “progressivism,” where the country is concerned politically, etc. gives lip service at best to the Constitution as being the final authority for what is right and lawful in America; but in fact, political and social progressives despise our Constitution and consider it an aggravation and obstruction to their own will and agenda. Likewise, progressive “Christians” (even in evangelical, fundamental churches) give lip service to the Bible, as being the “sole rule for Christian faith and practice.” But they don’t mean it. Their attitudes and actions, especially where the Bible clashes with their own lifestyle preferences, demonstrate that the Bible for them is an aggravation and an obstruction more than it is anything else.
For progressives in government and in the voting public, The Constitution of the United States is nothing more than an outdated, insignificant, cumbersome and sentimental prop. Protests and pretense notwithstanding, the reality is that this is what the Bible is for great numbers of professed Christians in America today — nothing more than an outdated, insignificant, cumbersome and sentimental prop for their progressive “Christianity.
“Progressivism” has infiltrated, corrupted and almost overwhelmed the politics and culture of our country, and it has done the same thing where Christianity and churches are concerned. Make no mistake about it, there’s no hope for any change in our government or society until godless, humanistic progressivism is rooted out of it. Neither should any help be expected in these areas or for lost and dying souls until big-on-self, Bible-lite, world accommodating and mimicing progressive Christianity is rooted out of the thought and actions of those who profess to be Christians. (Share this if you can. It might help somebody).
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom
of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.—Matt. 7:21-24