The article references the Westboro Baptist Church. They are definitely not Christian and probably get support from far left foundations and groups and are used to give Christians a black eye and look ridiculous just like the left wants to believe.
The liberal churches have exchanged biblical truths for man made ideologies that run counter to biblical truths.
Quite bizarre - I attended a very conservative seminary and in attempting to be inclusive they undermine their own beliefs and foundations.
For example, by legitimizing black/ liberation theology and not calling it gross heresy/ heterodoxy they in fact prop it up and undercut orthodox theology. Too scared of political correctness.
Just because a group or view uses the same Christian terms doesn’t make them Christian. In liberation theology all the terms have expanded and different definitions that equate to a Marxist understanding that is completely alien to the original intent. Instead of condemning this distortion the goal seems to be to try to understand it and see one can be learned from it. Now its considered a legitimate theology along side orthodoxy because it isn’t harshly condemned. Wouldn’t want to alienate millions of minority people and all the different churches that interpret the Bible in a way that’s seemingly beneficial and profound to their experience.
A false gospel is better than no gospel.
I understand your rant. Too many people want a God they can use, are not willing to be used by God. It’s pretty clear what is sin and not sin, and what happens when you do sin. Wanting a God who serves your sinful nature is a high sin in and of itself.
Biggest rant I have is with homosexuality in the church. There isn’t any gray area for dispute here; practicing homosexuality is sin. Period. Yet too many churches are pretending that the Bible does not mean what it says. One local church, not sure if it was even associated with a major denomination, had an advertising slogan “Would Jesus discriminate?” They were openly promoting homosexuality (I called it the fag church). My answer is, yes, He would discriminate against homosexuals as He would adulterers, murderers, thieves, prostitutes, tax collectors and sinful hypocritical Christians. Each and every one of them He would not condemn them, but in no uncertain terms tell them to leave their lives of sin, as He did in John 8.
He never told the sinful woman it’s OK to go commit more adultery. The gay churches don’t get that, as they want a God they can use.