Authority of Scripture at the Crossroads

Progressives

Within the Church, those on the far left cling to the mantle of progressivism while reciting the mantra of ‘political correctness,’ accepting anything and everything anyone says or does as long as they don’t violate their liberal litmus test of ‘close-mindedness,’ all the while  dismissing what God’s Word says. For the Progressive, it’s more important to espouse the cultural ideology of  inclusiveness and tolerance rather than risk the belief that God’s heart is good and that His Word can be trusted. It’s much ‘safer’ to believe in the laws of science than the God who made those same laws.

A Widening Schism Within the Church at Large

As a result of the Progressives’ insistence on cultural relevance, many dominations are stretched to the point of a church split. One such domination is the Anglican Church that is torn over the issue of blessing same-sex unions. In the following clip, the Reverend David Short of St. John’s Church in the Diocese of New Westminster discusses this split and suggests that the issue of blessing same-sex unions is just the “tip of the iceberg” and that the deeper issue driving this debate is the “Authority of Scripture” and the Progressives’ attempts to revise the Christian faith by declaring various parts of Scripture irrelevant when  it conflicts with the culture at large.

Anglican Realignment 2/10 – What is the Crossroads?

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Can I Trust God’s Heart?

After reading Romans 1:25-27I Corinthians 6:9-10, and other Scriptures on same-sex relationships, it’s clear that the early Church faced similar divisions. In Galatians 1:6 Paul states, “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel–which is really no gospel at all.” Is it possible that the Progressives’ embrace of ‘cultural relevance’ is really “no gospel at all” and simply a ‘smoke-screen’ for the real issue, one that goes even deeper than the Authority of Scriptures? Is it possible that at the heart of this debate is the one question with which everyone struggles: Can I trust that God’s heart is good toward me?

One Response to “ “Authority of Scripture at the Crossroads”

  1. Linda Savell Stanley says:

    God’s heart is good toward me and to every person he created.

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” (John 3:16-17)

    God does not seek to condemn but to save the world through his love. His love is not contingent on cultural conditioning or political correctness within any society.

    In the New Testament, John writes,

    “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God–children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:12-13)

    While we may be culturally conditioned to believe in Christianity because we were socialized by parents who were Christian within a greater Western Judeo-Christian society with Judeo-Christian norms and mores; ultimately we choose our faith and our spirituality. If we choose as part of our faith and spirituality to condemn and judge others it goes against the words of St. John: “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”

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