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All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:16-17

The Center for Progressive Christianity's homepage makes it abundantly clear how PC's view themselves:

By calling ourselves progressive, we mean we are Christians who recognize the faithfulness of other people who have other names for the way to God's realm, and acknowledge that their ways are true for them, as our ways are true for us.

That, brethren, is moral relativism. Again, unbiblical.

So here's the bottom line: Progressive is simply a euphemism for socialism.

Authority of Scripture

  • PC's do not hold to a high view of Scripture. They out right reject the notion that all Scripture is God breathed -- inspired, inerrant, infallible.
  • PC's will tell you that in their view a large part of the scriptures do not present a true understanding of God's mind and heart, and much of the Bible is not inspired by the Spirit of God.
  • PC's hold to a non-traditional view of the Bible. Because they question tradition, they're willing to re-write Scripture to ensure that God's written Word is cutting-edge and meets their politically correct criteria.


Besides an emphasis on caring for the poor through social justice, PC's are environmentally conscious and believe followers of Jesus are commanded to be the guardians of the Earth.

We Are One

Many PC's believe in the "Sacred and the Oneness and Unity of all life."

Who Are These People?

From "Liberals created the culture of evil and death." Progressive Christians are:

…ubiquitous, aggressive liberals many of whom are renowned pastors, authors, conference speakers, missionaries, televangelists, radio hosts, and CEOs of Christian organizations. As of late, even some of our most beloved evangelical leaders appear to be morphing into theological liberals. The extent of the movement to liberal ideology varies with each individual, but in certain cases they have gone completely off the rails. False doctrine abounds in books, Bible studies and Bibles authored by notable Christians and promoted by so-called Christian publishers and book sellers. We have been duly warned about this sort of thing happening:

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. 1 Tim. 4:1 (Source)

Social Justice

According to Jeff Maples of Pulpit & Pen:

The social gospel advances ideas such as racial justice, open borders, and left-wing political ideology that has a facade of Christlikeness, but under the surface, merely replaces the gospel with social activism.


Social justice is not a missing piece of the gospel that has been recently discovered by progressive elitists in evangelical leadership positions. It's a mass effort to appease large numbers of people who view biblical Christianity negatively by appealing to their sense of self-entitlement. Progressive entitlement ideology is rampant in liberal circles. It's all about what society can do for me, and how society, instead of me, can take the blame and responsibility for my wrongdoings. (Source)

The religious left demands the redistribution of wealth under the guise of social justice. Beware when you hear terms such as "social reform" and "social justice" because those terms are doublespeak for the transfer of wealth.


Marcus J. Borg,,Gregory Boyd, Tony Campolo, Shane Claiborne,
John Dominic Crossan, Diana Butler Bass, Rob Bell, Hillary Clinton,
Bart Ehrman, Peter Enns, Rachel Held Evans, Brandon Hatmaker,
Jen Hatmaker, Bill Hybels, Lynn Hybels, Tony Jones, Timothy Keller, Ann Lamott, Brian McLaren, Carol Howard Merritt, Russell Moore, Barack Obama, Elaine Pagles, Fred Plumer, John Shelby Spong, Warren Throckmorton, Carrie Underwood, Matthew Vines,
Jim Wallis, Rick Warren


Articles by Marsha West

Doublespeak: The Language of Deception, part 4
Doublespeak: The Language of Deception, part 5
Jen Hatmaker's Revision of Truth
Liberals changing word meanings with intent to deceive
Liberals created the culture of evil and death, part 3
Progressive Christians and their doctrines of devils
Purpose Driven dismantling of Christianity, part 3
The "Progressive Christian" Charade

Other Helpful Articles

Bart Campolo says Progressive Christians turn into atheists. Maybe he's right
Eugene Peterson's error isn't about gay weddings by Amy Spreeman
Heil to the Coming Progressive Utopia by Peter Jones
How the Social Gospel is Becoming the Dominant Theology in Evangelicalism by Jeff Maples
Jen Hatmaker: "Christians should open wide their churches to LGBT community" by Amy Spreeman
Jim Wallis, Progressive "Cleric" Tortures Bible to Promote Intolerant Islam - Berean Research
The Coalescing of the Christian Right With Apostolic Dominionism by Ken Silva
The Immorality of Liberals by Selwyn Duke
The Left vs. Reality - Lee Duigon
The Social Gospel Yesterday and Today, Part 1 Part 2 by Gary Gilley
Who Are the Red Letter Christians? by Amy Spreeman

What Progressives Say About Themselves

The 8 Points of Progressive Christianity--We are Christians Who...

What is Progressive Christianity? What Do they Believe? Is It Biblical?


The New Missiology - Doing Missions Without the Gospel

Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity
Bringing together the voices of top [progressive] Bible scholars and church leaders--including Diana Butler Bass, John Dominic Crossan, Amy-Jill Levine, Brian McLaren, Helen Prejean, and John Shelby Spong--pastors David Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy present a lively and stimulating tour of what it means to be a "progressive" Christian.

The above is an excerpt from Berean Research's White Paper on Progressive (Social Justice) Christianity, used with permission.

Views expressed by individual authors and/or sources don't
necessarily reflect those of Marsha West

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