Even if you just refer to the Tiny Bible of the Theological Left as common ground, it is easy to show how the Christian Left doesn’t understand or believe the few parts of Bible they claim to like.
False teachers from the “Christian” Left typically deny that Jesus is the only way to salvation, even though there are well over 100 passages teaching the opposite. Here is another example of their incoherence. They try to dismiss Paul and the Old Testament (as if that is something a real Christian would ever do!) yet claim to hold to the Gospels.
But consider what Jesus taught about parents in Matthew:
- He is obviously in agreement to honor your parents. Matthew 15:4 “For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.'”
- But you must always put Jesus over any other person, including the parents you are commanded to honor. Matthew 10:34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”
- Those who do his will are really his family. Matthew 12: 46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. 48 But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
There is no way to reconcile those passages from the Gospel of Matthew with the teaching that other religions can lead you to salvation. The theological Left (read: wolves in sheep’s clothing) would have you believe that Jesus taught that you must love him more than anyone else, including the parents you are commanded to honor, and be willing to give up your life for him, yet you could still worship in another religion. You must love him much more than your parents and other loved ones, but you could love Buddha, Allah, etc. more than Jesus.
That is ridiculous, as are most things they teach. Run, don’t walk, from any “Christian” leader who denies that Jesus is the only way to salvation. If they can’t get the simplest essential of the faith right, then they shouldn’t be trusted on anything. Pick almost any passage that they claim to agree with and see what I mean. There is almost always something there that they hate but can’t see — as if their eyes hadn’t been opened to it.