TOPIC: American Gospel—“Progressive” Christianity (Part 2 of 3)

2020-02-19T09:14:32-06:00Feb 15, 2020|

GUEST: BRANDON KIMBER, film producer, American Gospel 1 and 2

Last week, we discussed the first American Gospel film that focuses on some of the false teaching and teachers infecting the church, such as:

  • moralistic preaching (“do good, be moral”)
  • works gospel (“faith plus your good works make you right with God”)
  • attractional church (“gear church for non-believers”)
  • health, wealth, and prosperity gospel (“God will heal you and prosper you financially”)

This weekend and next, Brandon Kimber, creator of both American Gospel films, will join us to discuss his second film on “progressive Christianity”.

Progressive Christianity is found in the mainline Protestant denominations (United Methodist Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church USA, Episcopal Church, American Baptist Churches, United Church of Christ, etc.) and also the Emerging Church movement with leaders such as Brian McClaren, Rob Bell, Tony Jones, and others like Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo.

Perhaps better described as deconstructionist Christianity, where key doctrines like the inerrancy of Scripture and then penal substitution of Christ are reimagined, progressive Christianity closely aligns with progressive (leftist) political ideology.

Jesus said of those who impose their flawed human reasoning on God’s Word: “You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far away from Me. But in vain do they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men’” (Matthew 15:7-9).

Join us on The Christian Worldview to find out about progressive Christianity and how it compares to biblical Christianity.

Short Take: What is progressive Christianity and what issues are the ones battled over? Length 1:54

Short Take: How has progressive Christianity undermined evangelicalism? Length 2:07

Short Take: How was the gospel made clear before Jesus actually died? Length 2:39

Short Take: How does a wrong starting point for the gospel make it easy to deconstruct Christianity? Length: 2:08

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