Author: The Christian Dissident
Who me? Organized? My husband might tell you otherwise, but I do find it hard to keep track of our weekly schedule. You know: school, swimming, grocery shopping, tidying up, paying bills, remembering appointments and so on. Fortunately, in our house we all pitch in. No one person does everything. But we do have a little secret that helps our day run more smoothly.
On the Matter of Beth Moore and Progressive Christianity:
In a series of recent tweets, evangelist and author, Beth Moore faults conservative, Christian, Trump supporters with the sin of idolatry. See tweets below.
“I do not believe these are days for mincing words. I’m 63 1/2 years old & have never seen anything in these United States of America I found more astonishingly seductive & dangerous to the saints of God than Trumpism. This Christian nationalism is not of God. Move back from it.”
“Fellow leaders, we will be held responsible for remaining passive in this day of seduction to save our own skin while the saints we’ve been entrusted to serve are being seduced, manipulated, USED and stirred up into a lather of zeal devoid of the Holy Spirit for political gain.”
“And, God help us, we don’t turn from Trumpism to Bidenism. We do not worship flesh and blood. We do not place our faith in mortals. We are the church of the living God. We can’t sanctify idolatry by labeling a leader our Cyrus. We need no Cyrus. We have a king. His name is Jesus.”
I know very little about Beth Moore. She never quite made it on my radar until I saw a number of people sharing her tweets on Facebook. I do find her comments to be representative of the division that not only exists in our nation, but in the church itself. In an age where truth is often times subject to subjectivity, there seems to be two opposing views of the truth on just about everything.
It is no surprise then that we have a gospel which means one thing to one group of Christians while having an entirely different meaning to the other. As a result of these dueling truths, we have a divided church in which one half holds true to the original gospel of Jesus Christ as passed down to us from the early church fathers while the other half ignores the moral authority of the Bible for a more tolerant and inclusive authority of the secular progressive left.
In her tweets, Beth Moore uses the terms “Christian Nationalism” and “Trumpism.” These terms reflect the Christian, conservative political movement that became widely popular with the rise of Donald Trump among not only Christian conservatives, but also secular conservatives. This movement is a rebuke of the morally opposed policies of the Obama Presidency as well as the secular progressive left which has overseen an expansion of abortion rights, gay marriage, legalized recreational drug use and which elevates transgender rights over cisgender rights (think bathroom debacles, unfair athletic advantages of transgender biological males competing against females).
Christian Nationalism is centered upon the idea of a restoring American sovereignty in the face of the Washington establishment elites’ push towards secular, progressive globalism, but with an emphasis of preserving Christian values. I am of the ilk that all Christians should be Christian Nationalists. This movement is not, as Beth Moore passively avows, a movement marked by demonic zeal and idol worship, but rather a revolt from secular progressivism, globalism and progressive Christianity, none of which are of God.
For Beth Moore to condemn the brethren in this manner speaks volumes of her outright disregard for rudimentary Biblical principles as well as her complicity with the secular progressive assault on Christian values and basic individual liberties. If you follow Beth Moore’s Progressive Christianity, turn back from it. These are the doctrines of demons the apostle Paul alludes to in 1 Timothy 4:1. Be careful you do not fall away church.
In conclusion, I realize that many will chalk this blog post up to partisan Christianity, but please consider this. I do not advocate for the Republican Party. They have their own problems, but they do not overtly oppose Christianity. I advocate for the Christian faith. The platforms of the Democrat Party and the progressive secular left are in direct rebellion of God and increasingly intolerant of Christian values. Good luck justifying your support of baby murder on Judgement Day. Good luck justifying your support of lifestyles which are clearly stated by God to be an abomination to Him. Good luck justifying your support of recreational drug use when God clearly states to be sober and of sound mind. Good luck justifying your support of gender reassignment for children. Good luck justifying divisive racial identity ideologies when God clearly states our identity is in Christ.
In Mathew 24:5, Christ warns that in the last days many will be led astray. False teachers will come using the name of Jesus to mislead many undiscerning believers. Discerning believers must call out these false teachers.
Peace and Grace to you.
I leave you with a few quotes from Christianity and Liberalism written by J. Gresham Machen in 1923.
“The greatest menace to the Christian Church today comes not from the enemies outside, but from the enemies within; it comes from the presence within the Church of a type of faith and practice that is anti-Christian to the core.”
“The chief modern rival of Christianity is ‘liberalism.’ An examination of the teachings of liberalism in comparison with those of Christianity will show that at every point the two movements are in direct opposition.”
“It is no wonder, then, that liberalism is totally different from Christianity, for the foundation is different. Christianity is founded upon the Bible. It bases upon the Bible both its thinking and its life. Liberalism on the other hand is founded upon the shifting emotions of sinful men.”