Liberal religious leaders have invaded Christianity. Knowing God’s Word and applying it in our lives helps us recognize the characteristics and doctrines of liberals and avoid being deceived by them.
We can recognize religious liberal “in your face invasion” by their enlightened superiority in making what is right in their own eyes their doctrine and teaching it.
- The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
- but he who is wise listens to counsel. Proverbs 12:15
- All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes;
- but the LORD weighs the motives. Proverbs 16:2
- Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
- but the LORD weighs the hearts.
- To do righteousness and justice
- is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
- A high look and a proud heart,
- the lamp of the wicked, is sin. Proverbs 21:2-4
Liberal disdain for those who trust in the Lord with all their hearts is rendered daily in multimedia and from many pulpits.
- Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
- and don’t lean on your own understanding.
- In all your ways acknowledge him,
- and he will make your paths straight.
- Don’t be wise in your own eyes.
- Fear the LORD, and depart from evil. Proverbs3:7
We can see liberal defiance of Scripture is shown by their lack of repentance from blatant sin. A sold out liberal is big enough to accommodate any persuasion except godliness.
- Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way,
- he will fall into his own trap;
- but the blameless will inherit good.
- The rich man is wise in his own eyes;
- but the poor who has understanding sees through him.
- When the righteous triumph, there is great glory;
- but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
- He who conceals his sins doesn’t prosper,
- but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Proverbs 28:10-13
If the church’s 44,000 denominations have shown us anything, it is that you can create any kind of god you like, out of the New Testament. Kevin Kleint
We can see liberal defiance of Scripture in that they reject the kingdom of God.
Jesus came preaching the kingdom.
Jesus called people to repent. I have never heard a liberal utter that word.
Now after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel. Mark 1:14-15 ASV Cf. Isaiah 9:1-7; Matthew 4:12-17; Luke 4:14-15
In parables, Jesus told the multitudes that followed Him the word of the kingdom. In the parable of the sower, He didn’t mince words about how much of it would take. But, of some of the seed sown, He concluded: “Others fell on good soil, and yielded fruit: some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
1 On that day Yeshua went out of the house, and sat by the seaside. 2 Great multitudes gathered to him, so that he entered into a boat, and sat, and all the multitude stood on the beach. 3 He spoke to them many things in parables, saying, “Behold, a farmer went out to sow. 4 As he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Others fell on rocky ground, where they didn’t have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of earth. 6 When the sun had risen, they were scorched. Because they had no root, they withered away. 7 Others fell among thorns. The thorns grew up and choked them. 8 Others fell on good soil, and yielded fruit: some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty. 9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
The disciples asked Jesus why He spoke to the multitudes in parables. Jesus explained.
10 The disciples came, and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”
11 He answered them, “To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them. 12 For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have abundance, but whoever doesn’t have, from him will be taken away even that which he has. 13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they don’t see, and hearing, they don’t hear, neither do they understand. 14 In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says,
- ‘By hearing you will hear,
- and will in no way understand;
- Seeing you will see,
- and will in no way perceive:
- 15 for this people’s heart has grown callous,
- their ears are dull of hearing,
- they have closed their eyes;
- or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyes,
- hear with their ears,
- understand with their heart,
- and would turn again;
- and I would heal them.’ [Isaiah 6:9-10]
16 “But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. 17 For most certainly I tell you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which you see, and didn’t see them; and to hear the things which you hear, and didn’t hear them.
18 “Hear, then, the parable of the farmer. 19 When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn’t understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown by the roadside. 20 What was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it; 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. 22 What was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of this age and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23 What was sown on the good ground, this is he who hears the word, and understands it, who most certainly bears fruit, and produces, some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.”
24 He set another parable before them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while people slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel weeds also among the wheat, and went away. 26 But when the blade sprang up and produced fruit, then the darnel weeds appeared also. 27 The servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where did these darnel weeds come from?’
28 “He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and gather them up?’
29 “But he said, ‘No, lest perhaps while you gather up the darnel weeds, you root up the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest time I will tell the reapers, “First, gather up the darnel weeds, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’ ”
31 He set another parable before them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field; 32 which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.”
33 He spoke another parable to them. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, until it was all leavened.”
34 Yeshua spoke all these things in parables to the multitudes; and without a parable, he didn’t speak to them, 35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
- “I will open my mouth in parables;
- I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.” [Ps 78:2]
36 Then Yeshua sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. His disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the darnel weeds of the field.”
37 He answered them, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, 38 the field is the world, the good seed are the children of the Kingdom, and the darnel weeds are the children of the evil one. 39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 As therefore the darnel weeds are gathered up and burned with fire; so will it be at the end of this age. 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
44 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.
45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a merchant seeking fine pearls, 46 who having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
47 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet, that was cast into the sea, and gathered some fish of every kind, 48 which, when it was filled, fishermen drew up on the beach. They sat down, and gathered the good into containers, but the bad they threw away. 49 So will it be in the end of the world. The angels will come and separate the wicked from among the righteous, 50 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.” 51 Yeshua said to them, “Have you understood all these things?”
They answered him, “Yes, Lord.”
52 He said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been made a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a householder, who brings out of his treasure new and old things.” Matthew 13 Emphasis added.
Jesus declares: One who has my commandments and keeps them, that person is one who loves me. One who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will reveal myself to him. John 14:21
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quoted is from the World Messianic Bible WMB