Distortion: How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith

Distortion: How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith

April 01, 2015 12:00 ET
Some professing Evangelicals are working to change minds when it comes to same-sex marriage, religious liberty, big government, and even the sanctity of life. Their success has been modest but noticeable in some Evangelical churches, campus ministries, and even Christian universities. The Christian Left is trying to creep in—quietly championing a distorted version of the Gospel more consistent with political liberalism than biblical teaching. The Christian Left heralds its political agenda by undermining the authority of the Bible. Once the lines of truth are blurred, confused young Evangelicals start trying to reconcile their faith with same-sex marriage, taxpayer funded abortions,

Some professing Evangelicals are working to change minds when it comes to same-sex marriage, religious liberty, big government, and even the sanctity of life. Their success has been modest but noticeable in some Evangelical churches, campus ministries, and even Christian universities. The Christian Left is trying to creep in—quietly championing a distorted version of the Gospel more consistent with political liberalism than biblical teaching.

The Christian Left heralds its political agenda by undermining the authority of the Bible. Once the lines of truth are blurred, confused young Evangelicals start trying to reconcile their faith with same-sex marriage, taxpayer funded abortions, anti-Israel sentiments, feminism, pacifism, and the nanny state. The danger of this distorted, liberal theology is that it breaks down the moral values outlined in Scripture. It also encourages young Evangelicals to deny Judeo-Christian principles used to establish a just and prosperous nation.

By undermining the authority of the Word of God, the Christian Left concocts its own cafeteria-style Christianity—taking parts of the Bible out of context so that it fits their own liberal political activism.

If American Evangelicals disengage from the public square and also fail to keep watch at the doors of our own sanctuaries, we risk losing our voice for truth, and then we risk losing our religious freedoms, and then freedom altogether.

Join us to learn more, including how you can guard against the error encouraged by self-proclaimed Evangelicals who deny biblical truth even while claiming allegiance to Christ, next week when we hear from the Institute for Religion and Democracy’s Chelsen Vicari discuss her recent book, Distortion:  How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith.

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Some professing Evangelicals are working to change minds when it comes to same-sex marriage, religious liberty, big government, and even the sanctity of life. Their success has been modest but noticeable in some Evangelical churches, campus ministries, and even Christian universities. The Christian Left is trying to creep in—quietly championing a distorted version of the Gospel more consistent with political liberalism than biblical teaching.

The Christian Left heralds its political agenda by undermining the authority of the Bible. Once the lines of truth are blurred, confused young Evangelicals start trying to reconcile their faith with same-sex marriage, taxpayer funded abortions, anti-Israel sentiments, feminism, pacifism, and the nanny state. The danger of this distorted, liberal theology is that it breaks down the moral values outlined in Scripture. It also encourages young Evangelicals to deny Judeo-Christian principles used to establish a just and prosperous nation.

By undermining the authority of the Word of God, the Christian Left concocts its own cafeteria-style Christianity—taking parts of the Bible out of context so that it fits their own liberal political activism.

If American Evangelicals disengage from the public square and also fail to keep watch at the doors of our own sanctuaries, we risk losing our voice for truth, and then we risk losing our religious freedoms, and then freedom altogether.

Join us to learn more, including how you can guard against the error encouraged by self-proclaimed Evangelicals who deny biblical truth even while claiming allegiance to Christ, next week when we hear from the Institute for Religion and Democracy’s Chelsen Vicari discuss her recent book, Distortion:  How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith.

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