Puritan Board Post-Graduate
My sister asked me a good question this evening and one I couldn't definitely answer nor thought a lot about. It basically amounted to "are 'progressive Christians' true Christians?" Since our church is going through Philippians, the idea that Paul was glad the Gospel was being preached be those spiting him piqued her interest. I told her that the Word of God is powerful and that the Holy Spirit works through it no matter the preacher's life or doctrine. Yet, what if the doctrine is terrible or they are heretical or close to heretical can one belong to a church like that and still remain a Christian? While we saved by the object of our faith, and not necessarily our strength of faith or doctrine, what about the doctrine of justification and those who barely repent she asked (she thinks largely of CRT and BLM, who seem to be otherwise orthodox)? It evolved into "what about progressives if they deny a lot of things yet claim to trust in Christ?" I don't have a good answer.