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Irrungen der „linken“ Evangelikalen

Chelsen Vicari hat für das Magazin Charisma einen aufrüttelnden Artikel über die Irrungen der „linken“, „postmodernen“ oder „progressiven“ Evangelikalen geschrieben. Darin heißt es:

Popular liberal evangelical writers and preachers tell young evangelicals that if they accept abortion and same-sex marriage, then the media, academia and Hollywood will finally accept Christians. Out of fear of being falsely dubbed „intolerant“ or „uncompassionate,“ many young Christians are buying into theological falsehoods. Instead of standing up as a voice for the innocent unborn or marriage as God intended, millennials are forgoing the authority of Scripture and embracing a couch potato, cafeteria-style Christianity all in the name of tolerance.

This contemporary mindset is what Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian whose Christian convictions put him at odds with the Nazis and cost him his life, called „cheap grace.“ In his book The Cost of Discipleship Bonhoeffer wrote: „Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.“

Right now cheap grace theology is proliferating around evangelical Bible colleges, seminaries and Christian ministries.

Mehr: www.charismamag.com.