Saturday, April 4, 2009
Are Liberals really Christian?
Warning: The following content may offend the unbeliever and nonbible believer.
The answer is NO! We may find liberals in our churches, schools, hospitals and other places in the community but it is very clear that liberalism is commonly associated with nonsense and faulty thinking and moral in the bible.
How can we compare what Liberalism was in Jesus' day with today. Well for one thing, when we come across the word Sadducee in the word we can be assured that this group of people had a difficult time understanding scripture and the resurrection. They had all other sorts of knowledge but NEVER a full understanding of scripture. Their hearts were hardened to open up to the understanding of who Christ was and what his purpose was.....to die so that we may live eternally.
Furthermore, there is not a single location where a Sadducee is ever fully converted to the Christian faith even within the scriptures. For one thing they NEVER accepted that Christ actually rose from the dead! This is the foundation and very belief of we who are born again believers! In other words if we who are born again come across a person who does not believe nor accept the resurrection of Christ from the dead.......you can be rest assured that this person(s) is not a Christian but is a deceiver and shares beliefs just like the Sadducee (who was never converted in scripture!). It is next to impossible to count on this person as being saved.
However, although Pharisee's and other religious leaders are noted to have been the evil foxes that sniped and challenged Christ and fellow Christians.....it is noted in scripture that Pharisee's and religious leaders have been (and still are) converted to Christ. Not only that but rich men have also been noted to have been converted.
Here are a few scriptures to show on how this is true.
Mat 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Mat 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
Mat 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Mat 22:23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
Mat 22:34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
Mar 12:18 Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,
Luk 20:27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,
Act 5:17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,
Act 23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
Act 23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
Mat 27:57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
In conclusion, if we see a church that is filled with liberalism and the pastor/preacher/priest of the church has a difficult time accepting the resurrection.....I would high tail it outa there! It would be very difficult to find a member of the congregation who fully accepts the resurrection and still continues to practice the religious rituals ordained and supplied by the Liberal(saducee) pastor/preacher. Furthermore, my husband and I live in a VERY liberal community. It is common to find snippy and irresponsible women pastors in liberal denominations around here. Jobs are hard to come by as many of the liberal Employers are VERY discriminatory despite the claims that they are not! Hense the reason my husband was let go of his previous job.
1Pe 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: