Pop-Christianity and humanist: A new breed of church leaders, pastors, and churches labeled “false preachers”
Progressive humanist, otherwise known as “Popular Christianity,” is actually Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (MTD). Their teachings are based on the Bible but embrace humanism, which is all about us, rather than all about God.
The most common signs of false Christianity are those who preach MTD, install women or trans pastors, advocate woke social justice, and emphasize “hypergrace.” Some of them have a strong following on YouTube.
1. MTD: They focus on what we get from God
These preachers teach a kind of God of the universe whose purpose for creating us is to make us feel good. Hence, a Moralistic Theistic Deist or MTD.
They rub God like a genie
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Among the heavily criticized churches for their “faulty exegesis” are Bethel, Hillsong, and Elevation Church. For example, Bethel church has weird practices such as grave soaking, resurrecting dead people, and the “name it, claim it” gospel.
2. The marriage of prosperity gospel, progressivism, and wokeism
Hypergrace and social justice preachers
Hyper grace emphasizes the grace of God to the exclusion of preaching repentance and confessing sin. The Osteen family, Paul Ellis, Andrew Farley, and Joseph Prince, made what is “cheap grace” famous.
At the height of Black Lives Matter in 2019, many Christian churches in the United States jumped into the bandwagon of woke social justice. They supported the Marxist atheist group out of “white guilt.”
They are endangering the gospel.
Woke LGBTQ Churches supporting transgender gay and lesbian pastors
For example, Rev. Paul became Paula Williams, youth pastor Kris Lowen became the “annotated Esther,” and Pastor Rose Beeson to Reverend Peter Beeson.
3. Humanist churches on the rise
It’s not just the “politically woke churches” but ‘Christian humanist churches” on the rise. From Lakewood, IHOP, Elevation, and Bethel Church to the Hillsong scandal, these mega churches in America have turned the Gospel about us rather than about Jesus.