Christianity isn’t a concept that evolves with worldly social concepts. Christianity ceases to become Christianity if shifting moral standards and values are allowed to corrupt the standards set by Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of the faith.
God’s standard does not change with deteriorating human values and the slipping moral character of those ever ready to compromise God’s zero tolerance for sin and human beings’ desire to act on the lusts of the flesh. Trying to legitimize the error of sin has been an ongoing process for thousands of years.
The applause given to the concepts of a progressive Christian probably came from another progressive Christian. The Bible talks of both blind ones eventually ending up in a ditch.
The incorporation of moral relativism and the erroneous belief that there is no absolute right or wrong has birthed the modern progressive Christian, a perfect self justification for sin in their personal life and allowing the ways of the world to infiltrate the church. A prophetic rebuke to this poison is outlined in Revelation where the seven modern day churches receive a report card on the good and evil in the last day.
Clearly the Bible warns of a great apostasy, a falling away from the faith caused by those deceived trying to accommodate the ways of the world. Jesus declared, “you cannot serve two masters for you will come to love the one and hate the other”.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostasy
There is no grey area with God or fence sitting allowed. A decision not to make a decision is a decision of rejecting the truth according to the Holy Scriptures. Allowing a falsehood to intertwine with truth invalidates that truth into a lie. Adding or subtracting from a truth negates the pure concept.
Embracing the god of this world will lead to accepting concepts as adultery, fornication, divorce, abortion, substance abuse, same sex marriage, pornography, alcohol consumption, smoking and a plethora of other devices that are designed to compromise Biblical truth or were birthed by previous compromises. Willingly partaking in action known to cause harm is pure insanity.
You can see those heading for trouble when they see how close they can come to the edge or go over a perceived line without sinning. Abstaining for even the appearance of evil is designed for wise believers to go the other way before even approaching the line of compromise.
Men and women enjoying the praises of men more than the praises of God demonstrates the motive for taking part in suspect choices clearly addressed in the Bible. Wisdom tells one to back away before even approaching the issue.
Progressive Christianity? The very phrase suggests that something has changed, supposedly for the better. Progress is being made, but is it toward the goal of heaven or toward the agony of hell? Does it lift up the kingdom of God or does it lift up the kingdom of darkness? Those are much better issues to address than merely saying one is a “progressive Christian”. It’s a self pontification that Jesus’standard needs to be improved upon and it is not sufficient without the betterment of your correction.
Yes, that reeks with pride and arrogance.
The enemy always attempts to counterfeit what God does. This spiritual issue has existed since the Garden of Eden where the devil deceived Eve into trying to improve perfection.
Christianity is God’s perfect plan of redemption punctuated by the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
You can’t do anything progressive to improve on Christianity.