Self-Love: Partial Truth & False Ideology

This post is part of larger blog series, “Tenets of Progressive Culture.” Read the intro post to learn who this blog series is for and what to expect. Previous post in this series – Self-Love: Defined. Partial Truth: Self-Care The concept of self-love communicates the point that we are not worthless. This is indeed biblical. …

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Self-Love: Defined (according to society)

Today’s post is an unbiased presentation of how society defines self-love. A quick Google search brings up this definition of self-love, “regard for one's own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).” To expand on this definition, The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation offers, “Self-love is a state of appreciation …

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Social Justice: Why Christianity Offers More

The social justice movement says that the process of accepting one’s privilege is arduous, emotional work. Why not put that work toward what God calls us to do? God commands Christians to care for the individuals He brings into our lives. We are to do the work of an evangelist and share the Gospel with …

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Social Justice: Partial Truth & False Ideology

Partial Truth: Social justice centers its claim on this concept of “justice.” God is indeed a God of justice; Deuteronomy 32:4 says, “all His ways are just.” In the Old Testament, God showed concern for the poor, the afflicted, the fatherless, the widow, and the sojourner (Deuteronomy 10:18, 24:17, 27:19). These people were unable to fend for …

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Social Justice: Defined (according to society)

The following post is not satire. This is a direct unbiased presentation of how society defines social justice. In later posts, I provide commentary from a biblical perspective. The social justice movement is a solution to a problem. The problem lies within American systems' oppressor/oppressed format (i.e., education, government, and corporations). In other words, the …

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Tenets of Progressive Culture

What influences a person’s decision to leave evangelical Christianity? In two words, progressive culture. American progressive culture is attractive to the evangelical Christian because it presents partial biblical truths and disguises them as full truths. Who is this blog series for? This series is written for evangelical Christians who find themselves attracted to progressive culture. …

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Is Morality Absolute: Part VII Final Thoughts

It appears that all this talk about morality and truth boils down to what you think of humankind. Are humans inherently good or bad? It seems as though relativists lean mostly toward good where absolutists lean toward bad. Relativists believe that people are inherently good and thus will make good decisions that positively impact society. …

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Is Morality Absolute: Part VI My Response to Common Absolutist Arguments

Contrast the first absolutist response with the second relativist response, Absolutist Argument: “It has to be absolute, logically. Just like there can’t be more than one truth, there can’t be opposing morals that are both right. I think the natural world reveals some of it. We all have a conscience. God’s Word is the ultimate …

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Is Morality Absolute: Part V Common Absolutist Arguments

Two common arguments arose from the absolutist responses: The natural world reveals that opposing morals can’t both be right.Absence of belief in a higher authority or a Creator and denial of His truths leads to people searching for their own morality.   The “Opposing morals can’t both be right” argument was supported by the following …

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