. . . Bible-believing Christians.
A recent commenter made this point:
Progressive denominations have stopped trying to proselytize with their missionaries YEARS ago. Look at Global Ministries (UCC/Disciples of Christ). They make no efforts to convert people.
She was right. Liberal Christians pridefully and willfully withhold the Gospel from those who desperately need it because they have made up a universal truth that you shouldn’t try to change the religious views of others. They have no support from the Bible for that position, of course, and have to once again believe the opposite of what the Bible says to hold that view. But notice how convenient it is. They don’t have to do the hard, costly and often risky work of evangelism, and they get to act superior to Bible-believing Christians.
As bad as that is, notice their hypocrisy regarding whose religious views they do try to change: Those of real Christians! Liberal Christians won’t share the truth of Jesus with others but will go to great lengths to change the religious views of real Christians. Think about how many Liberal Christians have come here trying to change my religious views. But if trying to change someone’s religious views is wrong . . .
Here’s a composite conversation (Hat tip: Greg Koukl):
Liberal Christian: You shouldn’t try to change people’s religious views.
Christian: Uh, then why are you trying to change my religious views?
C: You are trying to change my religious views right now. My religious views include the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.), among other passages, so I think we should share the Gospel wherever we can. But you are trying to change my religious views so that I won’t want to share the Gospel with others.
The only good news is that their ranks will continue to shrink. Oh, they’ll attract some people who want to feel churchy but have no interest in renewing their minds. But most people will realize that they can save a lot of time and money by just staying home. Why get up and go to church on Sunday morning just to hear the same things that the world tells you the rest of the week?
Just one more reason that Liberal Christianity is such a fraud.