You’ve heard of “the seven deadly sins” taught by Roman Catholicism? For your edification, here are The Six Deadly Sins of Evangelicalism. These not only mark you as “not one of us” — they call your very salvation into question:
Supporting gay marriage as a civil right
Laws should never be shaped by culture.
If we made Bible passages into laws, we’d be better off.
Affirming “practicing gays” as legitimate people
Sexual “orientation” is not a problem, as long as you remain celibate.
Finding middle ground with pro-choicers
There can never be any middle ground.
Walking away from the institutional church
God ordained hierarchy and institutional structure.
So-called “organic” churches are just hippie Bible studies, not real churches.
Treating evolution as fact
It’s just a theory. They even call it a theory!
I get my facts from the Bible.
Questioning substitutionary atonement
as the right story for our culture
This is the complete and perfect explanation of why Jesus went to the cross.
Don’t bother me with your alternative “theories of atonement.”
We expect non-Christians to act like heathens, so they have an excuse. But if you run into someone who commits any of these offenses while still professing to be a Christian, just use this phrase: “We are deeply concerned about you.” If you still need to make your point stronger, try sounding biblical: “It grieves my soul.”
(By contrast, here are the traditional seven: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Boy, these are wussy!)
…The sixth one has raised several questions, so I have started a new series. The first installment is Substitutionary Atonement: It’s just a theory.