Christians fight the Right
May 16, 2013 9:27 AM Subscribe
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The goal of Red Letter Christians
is simple: To take Jesus seriously by endeavoring to live out His radical, counter-cultural teachings as set forth in Scripture, and especially embracing the lifestyle prescribed in the Sermon on the Mount.
Red Letter Christians are part of a Christian backlash against the Christian Right. The “Red Letters” are the words spoken by Christ himself, often rubricated in Bible editions.
The Red Letter movement is certainly not without critics
The movement is growing, with churches like that of the pirate pastor
Red Letter Christians do not want their movement to become an instrument of the partisan Left. They see its role as social and cultural, as opposed to political. It is up to politicians, then, to respond.
Historical antecedents include The Social Gospel Movement and Christian Socialism.