Demonstration why believing the Book of Genesis is historical and true is so important

This is a good discussion and debate between Owen Stachen (Conservative Christian) vs. Progressive Christian (Colby Martin).

The so called “Progressive Christian” (Colby Martin) shows the devastating results of not believing that Genesis is God’s Word and true and historical. This really demonstrates that “Progressive Christianity” is not really Christianity at all – it is the old liberalism clothed in new cool and updated clothes.

This movement is a further movement of the “Emerging church” (Brian McLaren, Rob Bell) and made very well known by the late Rachel Held Evans, who sadly passed away in May of 2019. She was very gifted at getting her message out that basically gutted Christianity of objective truth. She rejected many major doctrines of the faith – Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Bible, Creation, hell, and as a result, rejected missions and evangelism; and was very famous for advocating that someone can be LGBTQ and also be a Christian. (Contra 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Romans 1:18-26, Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Genesis 19; 1 Timothy 1:8-11.)

Colby Martin bases his rejection of marriage as only between one and one woman by rejecting Creation in six days, the historical reality of the first 2 people, Adam and Eve, and he rejects that the serpent in Genesis 3 did indeed talk to Eve, and we know from the rest of Scripture that this was Satan himself coming to Eve in the form of a serpent. (Revelation chapters 12 and 20 tells us who the serpent was. We see him in Job chapters 1-2, Zechariah, he is the spirit / cherub / angel in the garden of Eden who became an evil spirit / Satan / the devil (Ezekiel 28), and all through the New Testament.) So Colby Martin thinks homosexuality is not sinful and that homosexuals and lesbians can be married and that that is a good thing.

This is a clear rejection of Genesis 1-2, man and woman, and marriage, but also a rejection of Jesus own understanding of Genesis 1:1, 1:26-28; 2:18-25; 5:1-2, as demonstrated in Matthew 19:4-6. Jesus alludes to all of those passages.

Colby Martin also rejects the doctrine of eternal hell and says that would not come from Jesus – yet Jesus is the very one who taught the most on that reality! (Mark 9:47-48; Matthew 5:21-30; Matthew 13:39-40; Matthew 25; Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:5; see also Revelation 14:10; 20:10-15)

For more on the doctrine of eternal hell, see my previous blog article.

For more on Progressive Christianity, Alisa Childers has many videos and a recent book on this subject.

Here are 2 of her videos: (there are many more about Progressive Christianity at her You Tube channel)

About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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