The following is an incomplete list of the tenets of Progressivism and a Christian response to them. Progressivism is a religious faith that is in every case an explicit perversion and negation of Christianity. The beliefs of Progressivism are one hundred eighty degrees in opposition to Biblical truth.
The list below is far from comprehensive and not in a proper logical order and will be updated from time to time.
The format is to present the term which represents an aspect of Progressivism followed by a definition that attempts to go beyond the whitewashed dictionary offering. Finally, there is a brief response that should represent the scriptural reality.
What is lacking here is a detailed examination of how these Progressive articles of faith manifest themselves in the beliefs and behaviors of individual Christians and in the Church, in general. That will be the project of many future posts.
But, the truth is the opposite. The supernatural does exist. It doesn't exist in the sense that it "also" exists, alongside of the natural world, but it exists like the superset, of which the natural world is a mere subset. God is the one self-existent entity. All other things that exist have their being in Him and continue their existence at His whim. He is Supernatural and so is His creation.
There is no external or objective truth.
Wrong again; God defines objective truth. He IS the way, the truth and the life.
A diversity of religious belief systems can, and should, co-exist in society. Separation of the secular and the sacred promotes this possibility.
The religion of The One. This is the belief that the social, political, cultural amalgamation of man under a single entity is a natural and desired outcome of Progress.
Promotion of multiple cultural traditions within a single geographic space. All cultures are qualitatively equal.
The promotion of sexual equalitarianism and female autonomy.
All species are inherently equal. Man is a destructive agent.
Public (Secular) Education
The range of what qualifies has broadened to any of the following. The belief that some races, tribes, nations, or people-groups are inherently inferior or superior to others. The belief that there are real, observable, and measurable differences between one people-group and another. The belief that race (a genetically identifiable people-group) exists. The belief that someone from a non-white people-group might be wrong about something. The belief that someone from a white people-group might be right about something.
Those last two definitions might seem cynical, but it is increasingly the case that they are the reality.
The notion of race exists in the Bible. It speaks about the human race, or Man (Genesis 6:5-7). The people of Israel are a holy race (Ezra 9:2) while other people are referred to as a mongrel race (Zechariah 9:6). The Bible is replete with references of people, tribes, and nations existing even up to the end of the age (Revelation 7:9).
It was God Himself who created the diversity of nations at the tower of Babel. Much more should be said about this, but see Multiculturalism and Globalism, above. See also this about The Nations.
* Thanks to Gary M for talking through much of this with me. I have used a framework of "isms" that he created which has helped me organize my thoughts.