You can't just take whatever you don't like and call it a metaphor for a metaphor. At least not if you want to have intellectual integrity in your religious beliefs. I think the reason progressives redefine words is because they want the appearance of Christianity but without it's meaning. The claim of being Christian without the burden of following the teachings of Christ. Changing the meanings of words is sadly just a rejection of Christian teachings.
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This clip is from a recent interview I did on Alisa Childers' channel. I took that interview and broke it down into topical videos dealing with the 23 different claims made by the "progressive Christian" Ragamuffin TV. You'll see a new video EVERY DAY until the whole series is uploaded.