A follower of the Christian church (any of them, since there are about 30 different denominations) that supports liberal ideology including but not limited to pro-abortion, sex whenever between any 2 legal adults, stem cell research, pro-legalization, anti-war movements, and, most importantly, the two things that set them apart from the Christian Right: FREEDOM OF RELIGION and SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, which if you'll remember is written and implied in the Constitution. Needless to say, there aren't too many out there, and most of them are really just moderates in the political spectrum.
Steve Irwin: Crikes! Looks like we've got ourselves a reeeal rare one here! If you'll look in the church here, you'll see a liberal PRAYING! This must be one of those Liberal Christians, a real rarity in the USA indeed!
by Matt May 31, 2005
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A liberal who plays at being a Christian to appease their conscience.

The term 'liberal Christian' is an oxymoron because it is not possible to hold the beliefs of liberalism and be in harmony with Biblical teachings at the same time. This would make the phrase 'liberal christian' is akin to the phrase 'evil, good person'.

A 'liberal christian' typically denies the blood sacrifice of Christ for attonement of our sins, does not attend church regurlarly, and does not pray. A 'liberal Christian' is infact, 'Christian' in name only.

Further, a liberal Christian does not recognize Christ as the sole avenue for salvation as taught in the Bible. A 'liberal christian' therefore does not have salvation, which, according to biblical teachings, is attained through the name of Christ exclusively.
Person1: I know this person who says their a Christian but gets drunk, parties, and supports murdering innocent babies. I thought the Bible teaches that getting drunk is wrong, Christians should seperate from the world (evil), and that murdering babies is wrong, what gives?

Person2: Don't be fooled, thats what one would refer to as a 'liberal christian', please do not confuse people like that with true Christians who follow the Bibles teachings. They are not Christians in any sense of the word.

by Shawn Kuhn September 5, 2006
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A person who religiously identifies as a Christian but dislikes creeds and religious exclusion in general, has Open Communion, embraces views of salvation that emphasize social and personal transformation as more important than some after-death status conferred by God onto the individual, views the social and moral teachings of Christ as integral to his role as Redeemer of the world, doubts or rejects Biblical inerrancy, is open to panentheistic, pantheistic, and deistic notions of God, and/or is generally allergic to anything that smacks of fundamentalism. Liberal Christians tend to be in mainline Protestant denominations. Liberal Christians are not necessarily liberal in politics, though many of them are. Listening to Christian rock music does not make one a liberal Christian.
The first liberal Christian whose liberal religion I respected was a highschool classmate of mine. We were talking about homosexuality, and she reminded me that among the many things forbidden in the New Testament is that vain and haughty aberration of braided hair on women (which you will find in 1 Timothy 2:9).
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Cool people who, unlike their fundamentalist counterparts, don't need to turn their backs on modern science to keep their faith alive
The famous Jewish philosopher Maimonides once said that if science conflicts with Scripture, then it must be Scripture we have misunderstood.
It's sad these words of wisdom died out so long ago

Since creationists are likely to disagree with the idea that modern science like evolution is sufficiently supported, I'll go ahead and quote the renowned biologist Douglas Futuyma,

"The statement that organisms have descended with modifications from common ancestors—the historical reality of evolution—is not a theory. It is a fact, as fully as the fact of the earth's revolution about the sun."

Theodosius Dobzhansky had this to say in his famous paper "Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution",

"I am a creationist and an evolutionist. Evolution is God's, or Nature's method of creation. Creation is not an event that happened in 4004 BC; it is a process that began some 10 billion years ago and is still under way."

He also wrote,

"Does the evolutionary doctrine clash with religious faith? It does not. It is a blunder to mistake the Holy Scriptures for elementary textbooks of astronomy, geology, biology, and anthropology. Only if symbols are construed to mean what they are not intended to mean can there arise imaginary, insoluble conflicts. ...the blunder leads to blasphemy: the Creator is accused of systematic deceitfulness."
Liberal/progressive Christians do not believe in a deceiving God. They know that, considering the overwhelming amount of evidence for evolution, to deny it would be equivalent to denying the existence of ancient Rome or Greece.
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