Evangelicalism is an ideological delivery system for bigotry and bias that traffics in fear and ignorance.

Evangelicalism is an ideological delivery system for bigotry. An intransigent belief in the inerrancy of the Bible (divinely inspired and authoritative) breeds doctrinaire thinking on multiple issues such as homosexual and women’s rights, immigrants and other religions, environmental and global stability, liberalism and secularism and rationalism and science. NOTE: This article is a rational notContinue reading “Evangelicalism is an ideological delivery system for bigotry and bias that traffics in fear and ignorance.”

Being an evangelical: Why there will be no Rapture

It is easy being an evangelical Christian in America. It’s probably the best time in the history of the faith to be an evangelical in America. Despite their own false promotion of victimization and persecution, evangelical Christians enjoy unprecedented wealth, freedom and political influence at home and abroad as never before. They are forced toContinue reading “Being an evangelical: Why there will be no Rapture”

The Need for Critical Thinking, e.g., Who was the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53?

I think a lot. I think all the time. Sometimes I think all I do is think. It can be exhausting. How much do you exercise — mentally? If people saw their brains like they see their bodies, most would run to the mental gym (that works on several levels). Being in mental shape takesContinue reading “The Need for Critical Thinking, e.g., Who was the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53?”

Confessions of a Jesus junkie (It’s not what you think) #jesusjunkie

My addiction to the biblical Jesus cost me my faith (told ya). You could say my love for Jesus drove me to learn the truth about him which in the end exposed him. He was a misguided man who was a victim of his own popularity. He couldn’t save his own soul let alone theContinue reading “Confessions of a Jesus junkie (It’s not what you think) #jesusjunkie”

The “fast-food” gospel of American evangelicalism

It may surprise some to know, the style of “the gospel” promoted (advertised) by evangelicals is unhistorical and unbiblical. Repentance and baptism have been stripped away to streamline the gospel. Instead men like the late Billy Graham and other evangelists offer an instant, cheap, no strings attached salvation with a lifetime guarantee. What could beContinue reading “The “fast-food” gospel of American evangelicalism”

Evangelicals Five Salvation Myths: Salvation is GUARANTEED (pt. 3of5)

21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21) In the third of five articles discussing the, “Five Salvation Myths of Evangelicalism,” we will explore the myth: Salvation is guaranteed. In the previousContinue reading “Evangelicals Five Salvation Myths: Salvation is GUARANTEED (pt. 3of5)”

Evangelicals Five Salvation Myths: Salvation is EASY (pt. 2of5)

In the first article we discussed salvation while technically free to mankind, it cost God his son and Jesus his life. In this article we will explore the fallacy promoted by evangelicals that salvation is “easy.” Someone once said the surest way to tell if someone is an evangelical is to ask them if theyContinue reading “Evangelicals Five Salvation Myths: Salvation is EASY (pt. 2of5)”

Evangelicals Five Salvation Myths: Salvation is FREE (pt. 1of5)

If heaven is real and Jesus is the way, wouldn’t you want to make sure you know how to get there!? Note to Reader: As a former evangelical, I undertake this exercise purely as an hypothetical. The reason being, if evangelicals are going to make the unwarranted claims about the Bible they do, I willContinue reading “Evangelicals Five Salvation Myths: Salvation is FREE (pt. 1of5)”

Evangelicals need to return to “Catechesis”

Catechesis: “Religious or biblical instruction provided to a prospective convert to prepare him or her for salvation (baptism).” American evangelicalism is steeped in complacency and hypocrisy because they have cheapened salvation. It’s a “come one, come all” approach offering instant, free and no commitment religion plus a guaranteed ticket to heaven when you die. WhatContinue reading “Evangelicals need to return to “Catechesis””

Are #evangelicals dumb? (Inside the mind of an evangelical)

I’m not saying evangelicals are dumb, I used to be one, but they definitely have a dumb side and a smart side. They have two “brains.” I have read many articles attacking evangelicals for being anti-science and anti-rational. If you trace the history of evangelicalism, there is no debating this is unequivocally true. But itContinue reading “Are #evangelicals dumb? (Inside the mind of an evangelical)”