A pair of articles in the most recent issue of Decision explores what the authors see as the problems with Progressive Christianity.
The articles particularly focus on comments made by South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old Democratic Presidential candidate who is openly gay and married to another man. At a CNN Town Hall in April, an audience member asked Buttigieg if Mike Pence represented the views of the average person in Indiana.
Buttigieg responded, “Please don’t judge my state by our former governor.” Buttigieg then went into a long and sustained attack on Mike Pence’s understanding of Christianity, the Bible, and ethics.
Both Jerry Pierce and Franklin Graham picked apart Buttigieg’s view of Christianity and the Bible in the magazine founded by Graham’s father. Graham said Buttigieg and others “are seeking to do is simply redefine Christianity in their own terms – “progressive Christianity,” as it has been called.” Graham argued this brand of Christianity does not focus on “sin, the power of the cross, Heaven or hell, the deity of Christ, or the authority of God’s word,” but rather deals with “the universal love of God, social justice and the approval of various lifestyles with no regard for adherence to Biblical truth.”
Graham called Progressive Christianity “another gospel” and alleged that it is “simply another name for theological liberalism and its accompanying permissive lifestyle that ignores God’s call to holiness and obedience. There is really nothing progressive about it, other than an increasing slide into sin and disobedience.”
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