Okay. So this article, actually just a series of questions, began life after the words “progressive Christianity” have continued to pop up on the radar of blog reading. What does it mean?
Is it a *”moving forward,” an “advancing,” a “proceeding step by step”?
Is it a *”favoring, advocating of…reform or improvement…in social or political matters”?
Is it *”a disease advancing steadily in severity or extent”?
Is it *”a tax that increases in rate as the amount taxed increases”?
Is it a Christian group who has found a faulty translation of Scripture that they believe to be true?
Is it a Christian group who has discovered a different interpretation of Scripture?
Is it talking about a word in progress, like the grammar of becoming? becoming, growing, feeling, doing are progressive words in GRAMMAR.
Is it in relation to Roosevelt and his promise to help Americans get out of the economic depression, supported by Socialist groups?
Does it have to do with Christians who make use of the latest technology?
Does it mean that the Christian is liberal?
Does it mean that the Christian is making progress?
Does it mean that the Christian is evolving from animalistic behaviors?
Does it mean that Christianity needs to evolve?
Does it mean that the Christian needs to look forward?
Is it not definable in the way that feminists can’t agree on what feminism is and who a feminist is?
Does it belong to the world view that the Pope warned the faithful about in his Syllabus (1864) to show what current Modern (1907) thought held as healthy trends (1937) were just the complete acceptance of all Christian errors, errors against reason, that would lead to World Wars and a Revolution (1950) on the Body (1968) because they thought denial of sin and error was an evolution in thought? Can faith and science (1986) go together? In other words, progressivism is nothing new. All the above are excellent reads, Sunday reading anyone?
Okay back to the main question…
Does it deny that sin is a reality?
If so, does it deny that Christ needed to die?
If so, does it say He was just a nice guy, like Buddha?
If so, does that mean He just gave us some more rules to have a good life?
If so, which rules pertain to us?
But if that’s the case, then don’t we want to be freed from those rules?
If so, do we want freedom to do what, for what?
Is Progressive Christianity none of the above?
Is it all of the above?
Some of the above?
I’m confused. I digress.
If you want to progress further in this document, please see the articles I have read recently. They may be of some interest, dear readers.
1. Can Pornography be an addiction? Are women being caught by this vice?
2. Is Atheism being paid for by wealthy politicians to make poorer countries beholden to their values just to have food? Isn’t that bribery, manipulation, or something? Why are the people who have more resources making those living in desperation sterilize their culture?
3. Does Crime decrease when judgment by God is an important reality? Please note, the article found on this site has some passive/aggressive statements, not from the blogger but from the article he quoted.
4. Is Homosexuality a result of sexual abuse? Could it be that psychology may be figuring out why homosexuality has become so prevalent, at least in women?
5. Is Facing Hell our greatest fear? Can Christian meditation help us move away from sin?
6. Can an Atheist have a Near Death Experience with Demons and be converted? Thank you to whomever posted the youtube videos about that. Sorry that I couldn’t find your blog again.
7. Is Euthanasia becoming an issue in other countries?
What does progress really mean?
Will you, dear article of questions, advance to the next level?
Will you R.I. what P. from a literary disease, dear article?
A transgression, no wait, a digression, regression, progression…how about a gress?
Some people who call themselves progressive are actually just becoming more orthodox, closer to the True Teachings of the Church, compared to their parents. That does sound like progress to me.
Others who call themselves progressive are actually doing something that is not new–it is just a regurgitation of concepts that has already been tried and has failed–new name but the same error. Pick and choose what feels right. Not so much progress here.
Others have fallen into a conglomeration of errors–the synthesis of all errors–and “by rejecting conscience, have made a shipwreck of their faith” (1 Timothy 1:19). New Age-ish, but not new. All these errors have come and gone for the past 2,000 or so years. Oops!
*All quoted definitions of “progress” were found in Macmillan Dictionary for Students