A Movement Seeks to Redefine Christianity. Some Think that It Is a Much-Needed Progressive Reformation. Others Believe that It Is an Attack on Historic Christianity.
Alisa Childers never thought she would question her Christian faith. She was raised in a Christian home, where she had seen her mom and dad feed the hungry, clothe the homeless, and love the outcast. She had witnessed God at work and then had dedicated her own life to leading worship, as part of the popular Christian band ZOEgirl. All that was deeply challenged when she met a progressive pastor, who called himself a hopeful agnostic.
Another Gospel? describes the intellectual journey Alisa took over several years as she wrestled with a series of questions that struck at the core of the Christian faith. After everything she had ever believed about God, Jesus, and the Bible had been picked apart, she found herself at the brink of despair . . . until God rescued her, helping her to rebuild her faith, one solid brick at a time.
In a culture of endless questions, you need solid answers. If you or someone you love has encountered the ideas of progressive Christianity and aren’t sure how to respond, Alisa’s journey will show you how to determine—and rest in—what’s unmistakably true.
Wow. This book is awesome.
First of all if you are interested in church history but don’t want to read a book that will overwhelm you this is a book that explains so many things very clearly. Like how to we know the Word of God really is the Word of God. Now I want to read the more challenging books.
The things the author talked about are scary. The fact that some pastors are teaching the things Alisa shared should scare all of us who desire truth. I have not encountered this teaching personally but I can definitely see the Church could be lead astray through this teaching.
Essentially the progressive gospel is Jesus plus anything else. This is not truth. It’s just Jesus. That is all we need. Not Jesus plus new knowledge, that is not Biblical.
A few other things she made clear was what a Gnostic is: “Gnostics, therefore, believed that Jesus came not to save us from sin but to impart special knowledge that would essentially lead us to participate in the divine pleroma. To find this knowledge was to find salvation.” Yikes, this is not truth but I think I believed this for years. That if I could just get new knowledge, new revelation I could be even more “spiritual”.
She also talked about universalism. Which I am discovering many pastors I once followed believe. She says about universal reconciliation, “…..holds that while Jesus is the only way to salvation, all humans will eventually be reconciled to God through Jesus.” Again, not truth, not Biblical.
Alisa stated things so clearly, things I had been hearing and wondering about. If you are hearing these lies I highly recommend this book as a way to start learning how to defend your faith.
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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.