Hello guys! Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished. The Ten Commandments of Progressive by Michael J. Kruger is published by Cruciform Press and you can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.
If the church is going to hold fast to “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3), then we must be able to distinguish the true faith from those things that masquerade as the true faith.”
“…one of the most notable and pernicious techniques of progressive Christianity: claim uncertainty on the front end, but then slip your own certain convictions into the picture later, hoping no one will notice the essential hypocrisy and incoherence of such a position.”
“While liberal Christians make much of Jesus’ moral example, what is so oddly missing in their system is why anyone should care. After all, if Jesus is just an ordinary man, why would we think his particular moral code is any better than anyone else’s? Why should we think his moral code matters at all?”
“…progressive Christianity, with its disinterest in doctrine—and therefore its disinterest in Jesus—is reduced to mere moralism.”
“…the highest ideal of progressive Christianity can be nothing other than fixing present, temporal problems. Speaking of eternity is seen as a distraction at best, and a waste of time at worst.”
“The fundamental problem with the progressive approach to judging is that it undercuts the very goal it is trying to achieve, namely human reconciliation. Such reconciliation can only happen when wrongs are acknowledged, owned, and repented of. And in order for that to happen, judgments must be made about people’s behavior.”
“…we can truly say that people have potential. And that potential should be affirmed and celebrated. But we cannot forget that it is potential wrought only by the saving grace of God and the death of Christ, which conquered our sin. Apart from that, any affirmation of human potential quickly devolves into a version of humanistic moralism.”
“Christians don’t claim something is only wrong when it’s done by unpleasant people. And we don’t judge a behavior based on how the surrounding circumstances may “feel” to us. We argue that something is bad if it conflicts with God’s character, which is reflected in his moral commandments.”
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