Christianity today has become too liberal (open-minded). We have embraced the thinking of the world, specifically progressive world, worried far too much of what others will think of us if we stick to the true scripture and gospel. Forgetting that the truth of the gospel is the only freedom we can claim through the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts as we surrender our lives to Jesus.
The term liberal has almost gone from “open-minded” which isn’t what Jesus called us to be in the first place, to “smarter/more educated”. Sadly as “progressive” Christians, some of us have gone to worldly means to seek truth and understanding instead of to our relationship with Christ and the study of truth as the scriptures teach us to.
The liberal mindset came through John Locke and the “age of enlightenment” or “age of reason” where science was where truth was found versus scripture and faith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberalism). The Bible teaches us, “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written, ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness'”(1 Corinthians 3:19 NIV).
For this reason I hold
Grace and truth, the moment we take one over the other is the moment we steal the power of the fulfillment of the law in scripture.