Evangelical Christians Are Rejecting Jesus Christ As Too Woke. His Teachings Are "Weak . . . That Doesn't Work Anymore."
They've never actually cared about Jesus at all -- not even for one day -- and they treat the Bible like a buffet, taking bits from here and there and misrepresenting it all.
If you ever needed additional evidence that so-called “Evangelical Christians” have nothing to do with actual Christianity and have never given a single shit about God or Jesus or anything in the Bible beyond their twisted misinterpretations of various scraps of Scripture, many of these phony Christians have been complaining to their pastors that the teachings of Jesus Christ sound like “liberal talking points” and should no longer be used in the religion.
In a recent essay, Russell Moore, the editor of Christianity Today and the author of Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call For Evangelical America, wrote that he has heard from numerous pastors that parishioners/congregants have openly rejected the Gospel of Christ for being “too liberal”, “weak”, and outdated.
Moore said the editorial
was the result of having multiple pastors tell me, essentially, the same story about quoting the Sermon on the Mount, parenthetically, in their preaching — “turn the other cheek” — to have someone come up after to say, “Where did you get those liberal talking points?” And what was alarming to me is that in most of these scenarios, when the pastor would say, “I’m literally quoting Jesus Christ,” the response would not be, “I apologize.” The response would be, “Yes, but that doesn’t work anymore. That’s weak.
In Moore’s opinion, if more and more Christians consider Jesus’s admonitions as subversive, then Christianity is in crisis. (I don’t think the situation is anywhere near a crisis, but I’m also an atheist.) The teachings of Jesus are subversive, though in a different way from Moore’s use of the word. Taken literally, they are about as radical as you can get. If someone truly followed all of Christ’s teachings, that person would be a complete social outcast (and likely looked down upon by nearly every self-described Christian on the planet). Indeed, it was only a few decades after Jesus’s death that his followers began modifying his commands, making them less radical and more easily accomplished (which no doubt made the religion more appealing to others).
What Moore does not say about these complaints about the Sermon on the Mount is that these supposedly dedicated Christians didn’t recognize the Sermon on the Mount when a preacher quoted from it. They had no clue that the admonition to “turn the other cheek” comes from Jesus! These people have never opened a Bible in their entire lives — and have no plans to do so in the future. It’s about control, forcing everyone else to live by their arbitrary standards, and fear of difference, a desire for comfort, and a fear of equality.