Hank Wilson – ‘Relativism’ or Do What you Want Theology, is the new norm for a significant percentage of American Christians. In a day and age where people are afraid that others will not approve of their belief system, more and more people have become comfortable with relativism because relativism offers an easy way out. The belief is there are many ways to heaven and the concept of right or wrong is simply a matter of personal experience and preference. While the philosophy of relativism has been around for years, its continued spread and infection of the body of Christ has made it a major danger. This danger is especially true when it comes to the younger generations who seem to hold that belief at a higher level than older adults do, primarily because they witnessed the loosening of the moral value codes of their parents.
Which has also led to the expansion of Do what you want theology or Theological liberalism.
“Theological liberalism, sometimes known as Protestant Liberalism, is a theological movement rooted in the early 19th century German Enlightenment, notably in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and the religious views of Friedrich Schleiermacher. It is an attempt to incorporate modern thinking and developments, especially in the sciences, into the Christian faith. Liberalism tends to emphasize ethics over doctrine and experience over Scriptural authority. While essentially a 19th century movement, theological liberalism came to dominate the American mainline churches in the early 20th century“. Courtesy Theopedia
Liberal Theology holds that the general purpose of religion as a personal relationship with God is one, which is not necessarily bound to a Biblical doctrinal basis. This stands in contrast to salvation resulting from faith in the Biblically substantiated gospel of grace, and in conformity with orthodox theological beliefs. Liberal Theology offers a watered-down version of Christianity. One in which beliefs sway to match whatever is the latest trend and one that absolutely has no deep-seated roots. This theology seems to function as a means for people to have the quickest route to mediocrity instead of the quickest and surest route to salvation.
Depending on current discoveries in science to provide a spiritual and life roadmap is a sure-fire path to disaster. Science comes up with new discoveries every day, a person who tries to incorporate every new belief or scientific theory into their life has no chance of emotional or spiritual stability. Do want you want theology has no long term benefits.