This recent article caught my attention . . . for all the wrong reasons. As I’ve mentioned hundreds of times over the years, once you open the door for compromise on the book of Genesis, it allows the door to continually be opened wider for compromise on the rest of Scripture. It places a person on a slippery slide of unbelief.
Genesis is the foundation for so many biblical principles, like creation, sin, death, marriage, gender, and sexuality. When the book of Genesis is relegated to myth, moral parable or “mytho-history” (as William Lane Craig puts it), then man’s opinion becomes the standard for determining morality. And this can be clearly seen (and heard) in the teaching of the self-titled “TikTok pastor” Brandan Robertson.
Brandan is so far removed from biblical Christianity that I have to wonder why he even bothers to label his “ministry” as Christian.
Brandan is so far removed from biblical Christianity that I have to wonder why he even bothers to label his “ministry” as Christian. Most recently he has described himself as a Christian agnostic. In short, one-minute messages, he has denied the biblical principle of one-man–one-woman marriage, endorsed “gay” marriage and polyamory, and for the past few years called himself a gay “Renegade Reverend” who rethinks sin, though he claims to be “a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” It’s his way of justifying doing whatever he wants to do with relationships/sex and other things.
So, how does “rethinking sin” work out in his “ministry”? Well, Brandan has stated (in clear opposition to Scripture), “For most people, sex before marriage is a healthy expression of the gift of sexuality and is not ‘sinful’ or morally wrong.” For polyamorists, he declares: “Your relationships are holy.” So, I guess “rethinking sin” is ignoring what God calls sin and celebrating it? Unsurprisingly then, Brandan claims, “I don’t believe in hell, yet I choose to follow Jesus because I know it blesses my life and the world around me.”
How can someone who claims that Jesus isn’t the only way of salvation and is unsure of the Resurrection—and who redefines Scripture to embrace sin—call himself a Christian?
Brandan also does not believe that Jesus is the only way of salvation. Also, he doesn’t know “what happened after the crucifixion.” Perhaps he should read 1 Corinthians 15:13-19, where the resurrection of Christ is viewed as crucial to Christianity, without which our “faith is in vain.” He should also consider 1 Peter 1:3, where the Apostle Peter tells us that God the Father “has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” So, how can someone who claims that Jesus isn’t the only way of salvation and is unsure of the Resurrection—and who redefines Scripture to embrace sin—call himself a Christian? Answer: they can’t.
The Apostle Paul stresses this in the book of Ephesians:
But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. (Ephesians 5:3-12)
Brandan needs to actually read all the Bible and study its teachings in context!
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