God Doesn’t Hate Poor People

I just thought people would like to see someone else’s definition of being a Progressive Christian. This reinforces what I’ve been saying for years!

Why I'm a progressive Christian

Progressive 11But the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.” Mark 4:19

This verse is part of a parable about the things of the world that stop people from understanding the Bible (It’s known as the Parable of the Sower).

The Bible makes it clear: Wealth keeps people from understanding God’s Word. Not convinced? There are many verses and parables that say money is dangerous: Hebrews 13:5, 1 Timothy 6:10, Matthew 6:24, Luke 12:33-34 (And many more. I could go one, but it would be a long list).

So why do people preach that wealth is inherently good? That’s easy. They want to be wealthy, so they look for what they want in the Bible, (keywords: Bible, lazy) and they ignore the avalanche of verses that don’t back up their desire. Then they add…

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  1. Hi Paul! I haven’t hammered out what I believe in relation to progressive Christianity, but I know it doesn’t fit in with the current fundamentalist/political brand of Christianity that surrounds me. I’ve been *thinking* it for years. I finally realized I need to start speaking up, too. Thank you for your blog.

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