Deconstructing Faith: A Fancy Name for Creating God in Man's Image

It's one thing to deconstruct a recipe but quite another thing to deconstruct faith. This devotion explains.
“Deconstructing” faith is a popular phrase used by “progressive Christians” who have abandoned biblical faith.

When a chef creates a “deconstructed” dessert, it means he includes all of the ingredients, but serves them separately instead of combined. 

When people “deconstruct” their faith, it means they separate different aspects of the Christian faith and decide which to reject and which to accept, reshaping and redefining God to fit a faith they falsely call “Christian.”  

Jeremiah 16:20 aptly describes this deconstruction: “Do people make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!”  And Galatians 1:6-9 talks about those who turn to a "different gospel—which is really no gospel at all." 

In a deconstructed dessert all ingredients are meant to be eaten. But in a deconstructed faith, important Bible truths are left on the plate. 

Genuine believers approach faith saying, “Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” Psalm 86:11 

Progressive Christians approach faith asking the question the serpent asked Eve in the Garden of Eden, “Did God really say [that]?” And like the serpent they redefine God's words and His character to fit their purposes (Genesis 3).

Paul rebuked the Corinthians for failing to recognize it: “For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.” 2 Corinthians 11:4 

It's one thing to deconstruct a recipe but quite another thing to deconstruct faith. This devotion explains.
Let's reject any doctrine that denies biblical truths.
Below are some progressive Christian spokespeople. Click the links to read about their customized Christianity:

Redefining love for God and man.

Progressively compromising pro-life values.

A confused view of biblical womanhood.

Claiming Jesus needed to be corrected by women.

Making popular excuses for loss of faith.

Claiming that Jesus tells him which parts of Scripture are not God's Word.

Calling our God a "cosmic abuser."

Providing a summary of progressive beliefs with quotes from some of the progressive Christians listed above as well as quotes by these other ex-vangelicals: Richard Rohr, Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, and Pete Enns.

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