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What is heresy?



Liberal Christianity is Suicide of the Mind



The first moral error of political liberalism is propitiationism.  According to this notion I should do unto others as they want; [but] according to Christianity I should do unto others as they need [ Luke 12:5 ; 2Cor 13:5 ]…  The second moral error of political liberalism is expropriationism.  According to this notion I may take from others to help the needy, giving nothing of my own; according to Christianity I should give of my own to help the needy, taking from no one [ Ex 20:15 ; Acts 10:1-2 ]…  The third moral error of political liberalism is solipsism.  According to this notion human beings make themselves, belong to themselves, and have value in and of themselves; according to Christianity they are made by God, belong to Him, and have value because they are loved by Him and made in His image [ Gen 1:27 ; John 3:16 ]…  The fourth moral error of political liberalism is absolutionism.  According to this notion we cannot be blamed when we violate the moral law, either because we cannot help it, because we have no choice, or because it is our choice; according to Christianity we must be blamed, because we are morally responsible beings [ Rom 1:20 ; Mark 16:16 ].  Of course absolutionism cannot be practiced consistently, nor would it be so convenient to its practitioners if it could…  The fifth moral error of political liberalism is perfectionism.  According to this notion human effort is adequate to cure human evil; according to Christianity our sin, like our guilt, can be erased only by the grace of God through faith in Christ [ Eph 2:8-9 ; 1John 2:23 ].  Perfectionists also think the cure can be completed in human time.  Some even believe it can be arranged for whole societies at once.  By contrast, the faith teaches that God must start over with each person, and that although guilt is erased immediately, the cure of sin is not complete until the next life…  The sixth moral error of political liberalism is universalism.  According to this notion the human race forms a harmony whose divisions are ultimately either unreal or unimportant; according to Christianity human harmony has been shattered by sin and cannot be fully healed by any means short of conversion [ Rom 2:12 ; Rom 10:9-10 ]…  The seventh moral error of political liberalism is neutralism.  According to this notion the virtue of tolerance requires suspending judgments about good and evil; according to Christianity it requires making judgments about good and evil [ John 7:24 ; 1Th 5:21 ]…  The eighth moral error of political liberalism is collectivism. According to this notion the state is more important to the child than the family; according to Christianity the family is more important to the child than the state [ Eph 6:1 ; Col 3:20 ]. ”



Just Admit It, Liberal “Christians”: You’re Pagans



Progressive “Christianity” Is Nothing but a Political Cult



“The Wild Goose Festival… is an attempt to re-imagine Christianity for the 21st century under a bigger, wider more inclusive tent.


[ That   was   easy .    Why do conservatives always try to make everything so  hard ? ]


Evangelicals’ New Chief Says Days Of Moral Majority Over



Do we, as Christians in [the Americas], bear any of the responsibility for the fact we find ourselves in a strange land?
Yes… we have tried to make Christianity palatable to a people who find [biblical] beliefs and values to be weird…
The messaging has been: become a Christian — not because it is true, but because it is useful.



[Many] Youth Ministries Teaching Behavior Modification, Not Gospel



I had spent 10 years trying to convince kids to behave Christianly without actually teaching them Christianity.


Not surprisingly, then…

Young ‘Millennials’ losing faith in record numbers



Baptist Pastor Oliver Thomas is simply one in a long line of terribly misguided ‘clergy’ who believe the best thing for the church is to stop being Christian.



Transgenderism at the Evangelical Theological Society



Soaping the slippery slope

Two books document the decline of once-Christian colleges into bastions of unbelief



… 50 percent of white evangelicals say they believe capitalism and the free market are at odds with Christian values.



Shhh!  Communism creeps into Christianity
Exclusive: Jim Fletcher warns against yeast of the ‘new evangelicals’



Jim Wallace’s “Christianity”
Replacing ideologies with solutionsis code for replacing biblical exegesis with socialism



Although he tried to uphold the unique calling of Christ’s church, he nevertheless fell into narrow leftist platitudes of feminism, open borders, socialism, and environmentalism.



“Christian” Socialists and Other Enemies of Mankind



Evangelical Immigration Reform Groups Celebrate Maryland’s Dream Act

… the Dream Act rewards bad behavior by giving benefits to the children of those who illegally entered the country…



Most Evangelical Leaders Back Gun Control, Poll Finds


[For myriad (including biblical) reasons why that is anti-Christian,  see here .]


The Emerging Church



The Evangelical Left and Anti-Semitism



Gilbert, AZ megachurch pastor resigns after affair allegations



“Christ Hospital” in Cincinnati Hires Abortion Doctor



Sex & Sexuality:

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the [liberals] who do not know God… because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to [those who truly believe].”
1Thessalonians 4:3-8

Anyone who rejects the teaching of Paul and the other Apostles on human sexuality is rejecting God Himself. T hus, one cannot be a Christian and believe the world’s false narratives about human sexuality or embrace a sexual ethic that approves of homosexuality, heterosexual fornication, bestiality, pornography, incest, adultery, pedophilia, premarital cohabitation, polygamy, or anything else forbidden by the Lord in His Word ( Lev. 18 ; 1 Cor. 56:9–11 ; 1 Thess. 4:3–7 ).  This is not to say that it is impossible for Christians to commit sexual sin.  Believers can and do fall into all types of sin, including violations of God’s sexual ethic.  And thanks be to God, there is forgiveness for all types of sin, including sexual transgressions, IF we trust in Christ and RENOUNCE our evil ways ( 1 John 1:8–9 ).  But those who have been converted to Christ do not approve of sexual sin or seek to change the biblical ethic.  They embrace the Bible’s teaching, even while recognizing that they fall short of it.  Anyone who professes Christ and rejects God’s Word on sexual matters does not have the Holy Spirit and thus is not a true believer ( 1 Thess. 4:8 ).  If we want to please God, we must [WANT to] keep His moral law.  And if we do not want to keep His moral law, we do not want to please Him and cannot call ourselves Christians.



“There is a deep spiritual crisis in… the United States.  Society has become void of any kind of fundamental values. In fact, morals and morality have been turned completely upside down.  It means that we are actually having a kind of mercy towards people [liberals] who want to do evil to our society, and we are very angry with people who tell the truth…  [Christians are] get[ing] socially marginalized [by liberals who are]… criminaliz[ing] your opinions…  [Liberalism has become] cultural Marxism [devoted to sexual] identity politics [e.g. homosexuality, transgenderism, etc.]…  It appears tolerant and loving, but it’s anything but.  It is a completely anti-Christian system.  And the most diabolical part of it is that [many professing ‘Christians’ are] using Christianity to welcome this [outright evil]…  [These professing ‘Christians’] are using… [left-wing, anti-Christian] ‘Christianity’ to break down the Christian culture…  I don’t think it’s possible to understand what’s going on today on the political scene if you don’t understand spirituality and these dominions that are unseen… we’re not fighting against flesh and blood but against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  And I think they’re very much at work today…  [These anti-Christs] never come to you and present themselves as evil forces. They come in the disguise of something that is beautiful [i.e. liberalism] and looks really great and, you know, light.



It is no secret that [liberal] American politics ha[ve] been overtaken by identity politics — one of the popular layers in the social justice agenda…  Through [liberal] ‘intersectionality’, the more victim groups a person identifies with — the more power they can obtain… [and] intersectionality is now being used to leverage a social justice movement within evangelicalism…  [The new] grievance industry is a very lucrative industry and it has now entered evangelical circles…  [One example:] A large number of Southern Baptist pastors would not embrace Beth Moore’s theology, but due to identity politics and the perceived need to empower women within evangelical denominations — she receives a pass on her deficient theological positions…  [Another example: B]oth the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) have been marked by the Revoice Conference controversy of 2018 that has promoted many troubling ideas and positions regarding same-sex attraction and LGBTQA+ Christianity…  Now, another ministry has arisen within evangelical circles with a similar purpose under the name, ‘Living Out’…  [Another example:] Many black Christians are instructing white Christians to be quiet and listen on matters of social justice…  In some cases, [church elders] are being encouraged to choose lesser qualified black leaders over more qualified white leaders in order to reach the goal of diversity among church leadership…  [S]ola Scriptura been [been] replaced by sola identitatem… [I]dentity politics [has] hindered our ability to exercise good biblical discernment…  Pragmatism is the historic thorn in the church’s side.  The wave of the pragmatic movements such as the church growth movement have left the evangelical church weak and superficial in many ways.  When churches, seminaries, and denominations make decisions based upon the desired benefit rather than the truth of God’s Word — it weakens the church.  The desire to be culturally relevant has caused many churches and denominations to crumble…  While many conservative evangelicals embrace the sovereignty of God and the sufficiency of Scripture — they give greater priority to pragmatism in how they make decisions…  The church in America today is being driven off course by identity politics.  The identity of the church today is being attached to the color of skin and the priority of gender empowerment rather than Jesus Christ…  If the church continues to feed the monster of identity politics — it will eventually bite the arm that feeds it.  Consider the direct connection between identity politics and the freedom of speech restrictions and hate crime legislation that are quickly approaching the church in our day.  These items are not isolated nor are they disconnected from the overarching social justice agenda.  Today the church is becoming increasingly woke, but in reality it needs to be awakened to the truth of the gospel alone…  When Paul wrote to the church in Galatia —he pointed to the union that [all true Christians have] in Christ.  The bond is Jesus [alone] and the church’s identity cannot be focused on ethnicity or gender. Paul wrote, ‘For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.’ (Gal. 3:27-29).  Paul said almost the same thing in Colossians 3:11.  We don’t find our identity as the ‘woke church’ or the ‘black church’ or the ‘white church’ or the ‘hipster church’ [or the ‘gay church’].  Instead, we find our identity in Jesus [ALONE].  We are CHRISTians… [and as Christians w]e must boldly stand in opposition to the intersectionality politics in light of the fact that we have a sufficient Word that is capable of guiding us along the broken roads of our culture (Ps. 119:11).  For me and countless thousands of Christians across America — the Word of God is enough.


[Speaking of “Sola Scritura“…]

Progressive Evangelical Leaders Meet To Affirm Doctrine Of ‘Sola Feels’


[Yes that was satirical, but the reason good satire is good is because it exposes truth with humor.]


Who are Christians to pick on homosexuality, when they struggle with gossip and selfishness?


[Are those the only sins — gossip and selfishness — with which Christians struggle?  What about the same sin of lust, only directed towards ineligible members of the opposite sex rather than ineligible members of the same sex?  Did you know the numbers of professing evangelicals viewing online pornography (including women, btw) are essentially the same as unbelievers?  What about the sin of gluttony (displayed as obesity)?  Have you looked at many of the people in the Christian pews?  What about the sins of self righteousness, harshness, bitterness, unforgiveness…?  Are Christians supposedly above and beyond them?]


“[Evangelicals have been] complicit, even if ignorantly and passively so, in the cultural embrace of the disease conceptualization of homosexuality.  [They] off-loaded responsibility for the articulation of a thoughtful, caring, theologically rich, and pastorally sensitive understanding of sexual brokenness grounded in [their] various religious traditions by conceptualizing homosexuality as a disease, and so we were unprepared for the vacuum created by that explanation’s timely demise [in the broader, more secular culture].  The best ecclesiastical, professional, legal, and social policy will be founded not on falsehoods or grotesque and indefensible simplifications [about homosexuality] but on a clearheaded grasp of reality in all its complexities, as well as on a humble recognition of all that we do not know.



Liberal [or progressive] ‘Christianity’ regards the Bible as a good book but insists it must be reinterpreted to comport with contemporary society… [Proponents insist Christians must] affirm the new sexuality embodied in the LGBTQ movement or affirm the full authority of Scripture and be anathema in the postmodern culture… [effectively relegating Christians] to the outer margins of society…  [While it istempting  for Christians seek a ‘middle ground’ on such issues, the Bible [i.e. God] provides no such option… [because] issues such as homosexuality cannot be defined on the world’s terms…  There’s no middle ground between affirming and denying the bodily resurrection of Christ.  There’s also no middle ground between defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman and saying it can be something else.



In Bible Belt, rift emerges in pro-gay marriage movement



Televangelist Juanita Bynum Confesses: ‘I’ve Been With Women



Many evangelical pastors starting churches in New York avoid addressing [homosexual marriage] from the pulpit.



The Strange Diffidence of Pro-Family Leaders on Homosexuality versus Pro-Life Issues



Some leaders think it’s wise to stay out of the fray in order to better evangelize the lost…  They pass by on the other side of the road because they don’t want to be found guilty by association.



Truncated Love:
A Response to Andrew Marin’s “Love Is an Orientation”



Evangelical Fuller Seminary Says “Yes” to Homosexual Campus Club



After Steve Chalke and Rob Bell affirmed same-sex relationships earlier this year, Justin Brierley meets three evangelical church leaders who have decided to respond by going public about their sexuality.


Exodus International

The following citations were posted to ASND prior to  EI’s closure  in 2013.
Time for a Change of Leadership at Exodus?


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First Stone Ministries Breaks Away from Exodus International over ‘Biblical Integrity’


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Do I think there are people living a gay Christian life who are going to be in heaven with me?  I do…


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Exodus International President Alan Chambers Apologizes to ‘Gay Christian Network’



Green” Evangelicals:

Evangelicals ‘Masquerade’ New EPA Rule as ‘Pro-Life’



Religious right bashes green evangelicals for supporting EPA rules



“… the new evangelical environmentalism often assumes a conflict between prosperity and environmental quality.  Evangelical environmentalists, therefore, frequently advocate political constraints on consumption and production—constraints that often needlessly increase human suffering, or at least impose on others purportedly moral convictions that have no solid basis in Scripture (Colossians 2:8–23; Romans 14).”



Evangelical Leader Sees Connection Between Climate Change and Poverty



Recruiting Young Evangelicals for Climate Activism
So much for post-partisan evangelicals seeking to transcend the culture wars.



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