Pop-Christianity: A new breed fake preachers
Progressive Humanist Pop-Christianity (PHPC) take Moralistic Therapeutic Deism a notch higher. They’ve embraced theology and satanic principles although their teaching based on Judeo-Christian principles.
However, progressive-humanist and pop-Christianity is somewhat a form of covert atheism because they compromise Biblical truths. They justify ungodliness in exchange for what they think are decent humanistic needs.
In other words, they exchanged the truth of God for a lie. It sounds beautiful, appealing, and uplifting to a depraved mind. No wonder Jesus will say to some, “I never knew you.”
“For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.“
Examples of PHPC
Matthew Paul Turner
Recently, best selling Christian author Matthew Paul Turner decided to divorce his wife so he can embrace freedom, hope, and God as a gay man. It’s progressive, logical—he’s just human. We can be ourselves, and God will still love us no matter what.
James MacDonald is an evangelical Christian pastor, evangelist, and author. He co-founded a megachurch. He lived in a mansion and justified doing it for God’s glory. He’s accused of misappropriation of church funds, sexual harassment, among others. He was excommunicated and fired in 2019.
In April 2016, Hatmaker called for the full inclusion of LGBT people into the Christian community, which included acceptance and justification of same-sex relationships and marriage.
Beth Moore claims Jesus talks to her saying “come out and play” to “build a snowman” and calling her “honey” and “babe” when they talk. She claims to see visions, revelations that God “dictates” to her for people to hear.
Although she always has beautiful and encouraging words to say, Beth Moore is criticized for her faulty biblical exegesis. Recently, apologist John MacArthur criticized Moore when asked about women in pastoral leadership.
MacArthur said, “Women pastors and women preachers are the most obvious evidence of churches rebelling against the Bible…” MacArthur said “Go home…” which was Biblical, but rather harsh.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA)
There are several branches of Lutherans. ECLA is a progressive Christian church. They embrace women pastors as well as lesbian, transgender pastor to preach and lead in churches. They also allow same-sex marriage.