Self-ascribed Christian Democrat Presidential nominee hopeful, Mayor Pete Buttigeig, is and endless source of judgmental ax-grinding apostasy. I often refer to him as ‘Apostate Pete.’ Regrettably, this heretic is gaining momentum and appears to be making a credible run at the top stop for "Democrat Front-runner". That’s a problem. Not because of his sexual preference or same sex marriage to husband, Chasten, but because he is a highly visible and constant source of disinformation about Christianity. It would be one thing if Apostate Pete kept his dubious ‘seculanity’ to himself, but he doesn’t. Where most separation of church and state progressives eschew discussion of religious principles in the public square, Apostate Pete provocatively peppers his commentary with them. It is clear that throughout his campaign, Pete has been working diligently to introduce his brand of ... what I call ... 'Intuitive Biblical Christianity' into the national consciousness. Regrettably, most of Apostate Pete’s Biblical pronouncement are wrong. But most recently, his errant commentary posed ‘spiritual peril.’
During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Apostate Pete errantly characterized the path to salvation. He said: “I care about this because my faith teaches me that salvation has to do with how I make myself useful to those who have been excluded, marginalized and cast aside and oppressed in society.” Once again, Pete is wrong. Dangerously wrong if you’re concerned about your eternal salvation and that of others. You see, it is “ by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast." (Ephesians 2: 8-9). I can’t, won’t and don’t believe that Harvard and Oxford educated Rhodes Scholar, Pete Buttigeig, doesn’t know and understand the difference. Understand, it’s one thing to accept, make up, or rely on your personal brand of heresy … it’s quite another to take people along for the ride.
I make mention of it ‘here’ in the earnest desire to be helpful to and inform you … if you misunderstood or believed this yourself. For those who care … (and those who should care against their 'better' judgment) … should use due care in these matters. "For there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words.” (2 Peter 2: 1-3).
Prophetically, the Word of God tells us that “the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4). We live in a time and place where our friends and neighbors yearn for affirmation of their own social, political and spiritual understanding … intuitive and otherwise.
From here, it looks like Apostate Pete yearns to be the leader of that growing number of ax grinding Myth Wanderers.
All it will take is your miscast vote.