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!
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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