'Faith' is not believing something despite the facts - on the contrary - Biblical faith is a matter of believing the facts.
"It's not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting, it's that it's been tried and found difficult!" - G.K. Chesterton
It is estimated that only 2% of all Christians have ever read their completely through—and even far less have done it in one year. Starting on January 1st 2020, I’m inviting you to come on a journey with me through the entire Bible in one year. Each morning of each day (Australian Eastern Time) I’ll be posting a fresh daily reading of the Bible for you to follow along with. You read along with your own Bible, or view the one on the screen. Perhaps you could use your daily commute time to start your day with prayer, a Bible reading, and reflection on what we’ve just read together. At the end of each video I’ll pray for you to be able to apply the truths that we have unpacked from God’s Word. Go to my YouTube Channel and subscribe to get ahead of the game and to be notified of each new video.
17th December 2019
WHY THE BOOK OF REVELATION IS A PROBLEM FOR ‘PROGRESSIVE’ CHRISTIANS
First they were called emergent, then missional, and now progressive. No matter what they call themselves, their ideas are still the same. Despite claiming to hold to orthodox, historical Christianity, those who now prefer to be identified as progressive Christians reject nearly everything that orthodox, historical, classical Christianity stands for. While claiming to affirm the divine inspiration of the Bible, they claim that it is just the work of fallible men who wrote fallible ideas about God and how to know Him. They go on to question the Bible’s moral code, its representation of God as a God of wrath against those who rebel and side with injustice, and the identity of Christ as the incarnate eternal Son of God. Most Christians, especially the Apostle Paul, got God completely wrong. God is not the God of wrath and the Judge of all mankind, they argue, He is a God of unconditional love and acceptance. Most of the passages which refer to sin and judgment should be ignored as merely a former Pharisee’s misconception about God’s true identity. But progressives have a problem. A big problem. The Book of Revelation was penned by the same apostle who famously recorded John 3:16, “For God so loved the world…” and yet this apostle describes God as a God of wrath against sin, evil, wickedness and rebellion, in the closing book of the Bible. Progressive cannot pretend to affirm the divine inspiration of Scripture on the one hand, while claiming all of the Book of Revelation was either written by a misguided Pharisee (which John was not) or that John had a distorted view of Christ and our Heavenly Father—after all, John was known as the apostle of love!
This is why I think progressives need to read – The Most Embarrassing Verse In The Bible which might clear up their confusion and help them to see that divine love should never be confused with divine approval and acceptance… [READ MORE]
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