The surface arguments in this debate have been batted back and forth for years. One side speaks of love and acceptance, inclusion and diversity, non-judgmentalism and tolerance. They speak of a God who loves and forgives, and a Saviour who accepts all. They point to a society that is moving away from the restrictive, judgmental attitudes of the past and evolving into a more mature, inclusive, open-minded society.
As mankind continues to grow in our understanding of God, guided by his Spirit, progressives claim that we can increasingly discern the mind of God, moving beyond the simplistic and, at times, judgmental tenets laid down by the first century believers and developing a more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of spiritual truth that is closer to the heart of God. 1e1e36bf2d