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Father, help us to stand on the truth of Your Word and not be led astray by the lies of the Enemy. Keep us grounded in You.

In a shocking new TikTok video, a man wearing sinister looking red-colored contact lenses, illuminated by an eerie red glow, who refers to himself as a member of the “Lucifer Gang”, takes a moment to thank “progressive Christians,” saying, “There is a wave of Christian people that I have met on this app, and I have found favor among them. Progressive Christians are what the world needs right now.” The TikTokker, whose page is filled with anti-Christian arguments, as well as content promoting witchcraft, ‘dark energy’, and satanic imagery, goes on to say regarding progressive Christians, “We both agree that religion needs massive amounts of change.”  . . .

For those new to the term, ‘progressive Christian’ isn’t simply a reference to a democrat who is a Christian, but rather a specific viewpoint of both Jesus and the Bible.  Progressive Christianity, also referred to as ‘Liberal Christianity’ or the ‘Christian Left’ . . ., emerged from Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment philosophers like Voltaire, Kant, and Hegel, as well as French Roman Catholic Richard Simon, often referred to as the ‘Father of Biblical Criticism.”

Progressive Christianity introduced to the world a belief in the ‘historic Jesus’, as an intentional distancing from the Biblically orthodox Christ presented in the scriptures.  For the Christian Left, while the Bible may contain certain truths and historical accuracies, it cannot be trusted as a whole and requires human reason to evaluate each and every passage to determine whether or not that specific passage can be used to create a reliable portrait of Jesus. . . .

In our day, while beliefs among the Christian Left vary, most hold to a critical view of scripture (as opposed to a traditional view that holds the Bible to be the inerrant ‘Word of God’), an acceptance of Darwinism, a normalization of progressive views of gender and sexuality, and an emphasis of Jesus’ role in social justice and societal reform. Among those often regarded as being modern adherents to a form of Progressive Christianity are author and scholar Bart D. Ehrman, Democratic politician Pete Buttigieg, and journalist Jonathan Merritt. For Ehrman, his historic view of Jesus led him to a form of agnosticism, whereas Buttigieg still claims denominational affiliation with the Episcopal Church.

Describing his own ‘de-conversion’ from traditional Christian faith, Merritt, a contributing editor at Religion News Service, confessed in a tweet, “Like many, evangelicalism provided me with some wonderful gifts for a season, but I feel like I have grown beyond it in many ways. Its tools and frameworks are no longer sufficient to sustain me in this phase of life. While I honor my heritage, I’m mostly seeking God elsewhere.” For Merritt, his elsewhere, appears to be a form of progressively ‘woke’ Christianity – the kind affirmed in the aforementioned TikTok video.

The reason this video is noteworthy is because it demonstrates the growing chasm between a Biblical view of Christianity and progressive view of Jesus. . . .

Surprisingly, due to the departure of certain Biblical ideas, such as the Lordship of Jesus and original sin, progressive Christianity apparently is able to stand unified alongside satanism, since the cause of division, namely viewing Jesus as Savior, has been removed. Biblical Christianity, on the other hand, while still offering love to someone caught in the deception of satanism, cannot find agreement or unity in belief, as the apostle Paul wrote, “What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?”

Share your comments on progressive Christianity in the comments below. . .

(Excerpt from The Christian Post. Article by Lucas Miles. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

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Pauline
March 21, 2021

Talk about deception, and “He gave them over to a depraved mind.” Sounds about where we are now! How we need to pray for the children who are growing up in this ungodly atmosphere! God’s church, has to step up and preach and teach the real, uncompromised Word of God. They have to warn believers and others about what is happening! Believe it or not, their are believer’s out there that don’t have a clue about this. Young people are very vulnerable to this deluded way of thinking. It is past time for THE CHURCH to get busy and do the Master’s work!

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Patricia Lynn Cardiel
March 21, 2021

Lord God of heaven and earth protect our hearts and minds from such evil thinking! In Jesus name,
Amen

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Tom
March 21, 2021

Lord God and Father of all I pray for your grace on these progressive Christians! Her show their sin and saying things like:
(Its tools and frameworks are no longer sufficient to sustain me in this phase of life.) Which shows they are so deceived as to take it for granted that you are to serve the passions and desires of their flesh!

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Sherry Mallory
March 21, 2021

Holy Spirit, do what You do best. Penetrate the very souls and spirits if these so called Progressive Christians. Cause them to have an encounter with with Jesus and a true spiritual experience. Break every stronghold and cancel every curse that is on them. Cover them with the blood of Jesus and bring the to their knees in repentance and reverence for their Loving Father. Take them from the secular realm and transform them into the Kingdom realm. We ask this, Lord, in the mighty name of Jesus and that You alone would be glorified.

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Josie
March 21, 2021

Progressive Christianity is like saying Progressive Conservative. You’re one or the other. You can’t be both. The progressive movement that calls themselves Christians have been deceived by that devil who comes as an angel of light. They serve a god, but it is not YAWEH. My prayer is that the deceived may come to know the one true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, the Alpha and Omega, our everlasting Father. May they encounter Him as Paul did on the road to Damascus! Amen

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Christina
March 21, 2021

Lord

You are the same today , yesterday and tomorrow. As Charles spurgeon wisely said “there is nothing new in theology except that which is false”. I pray for my brothers and sisters who have wandered from the truth to come back to You fully. If their hearts are too hard I ask in Your name that they will stop leading people astray. I ask for bold churches and leaders to stand firm on the word of God and recognize the beauty of the gospel is in the fact that it is different than the world. I ask forgiveness for any compromise we have committed and through this season help us be more firm and resolute on the power of your Word.

In Jesus name amen

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