Hebrews 6:1-2 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
The writer of Hebrews says Christians should be able to move beyond the basics of our faith and obtain a deeper understandings of scripture. All believers should be working toward a more mature faith. We should be making constant progress in our walk with the Lord. Progress is a good word.
But there’s a dirty little word that has slipped into the church over the past several decades that is not good, “progressive.” Many modern churches profess to be Progressive Churches and they are led by so-called Progressive pastors, often women. And before I write another word I need to tell you they are false churches led by false teachers. These churches have evolved out of an ideology called Progressivism. They deny the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture, and
they tolerate and accept what the Bible clearly calls sin. They preach the social justice gospel as if it were sound doctrine when it is not. They come in all shapes, sizes, and denominations, including Progressive Baptist churches. And like any dirty, profane word Christians should avoid the word “progressive” at all cost.
Peter warns us, “…there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.” (2 Peter 2:1-2) Beware the word “progressive” and those who claim to be “progressive.” It sounds like a good word, but it is not.
Have a God Filled Week,