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Pastor blasts 'leftist thought' in progressive worship song that mocks Trump supporters

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Pastor Lucas Miles of Faithwire's "The Lucas Miles Show" issued a warning against progressivism causing a divide in the Christian church.

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In a recent video, Miles says that the song — Daniel Deitrich's "Hymn for the 81%," which refers to Trump supporting white evangelicals — isn't good fodder for Christian spirituality or growth.

"Worship music teaches and shapes us, so what we sing about really matters," Miles said. "There are a ton of great songs that help us praise and thank God, but worship music should also help us lament, reflect, confess, celebrate, challenge, and push us outside the walls of the church to be the hands and feet of Christ."

That being said, Miles continues, the example of "Hymn for the 81%" serves only to infiltrate the church with "leftist thought."

“What we're seeing is an example of leftist thought that is infiltrating the church," Miles explained. “I'm hearing a lack of education about politics."

Miles pointed to immigration — which the song addresses — and child separation policies.

“This is an Obama policy that first started separating children at the border," Miles said. “[Dietrich] goes on later to talk about weaponizing religion and that's the first thing I hear is, we're weaponizing religion to divide people instead of bringing people together."

Miles added that left-leaning Christians aren't necessarily a bad thing, however, and often can help teach compassion and empathy.

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Concerning the divide between people — and even within the Christian church — Miles said that people should remain grounded in God's word rather than getting caught up in "orthodoxy."

“It's a concerning thing for the church because we are seeing a divide that's greater than ever before," he admitted. "There is this thing in Christianity that's called orthodoxy. ... I believe what orthodoxy is, if you think about it like a buoy that's floating out in the ocean and that buoy is floating there and it's able to float around in this circle because it's connected with a chain that goes down to the bedrock of the ocean floor and has a big weight that centers it."

"As long as that buoy is connected to the chain it can float in this path," he continued. "If we think about doctrine like this, everything within this circle is I believe what we call orthodoxy and it's connected to the word. The moment when we disconnect ourselves from the word, what happens is doctrinal drift."

He concluded by pointing out that when humans deviate from the Bible, life and everything it entails goes awry.

“We start disconnecting ourselves from the Bible and slowly and progressively we see people drift outside of this orthodox circle — and I believe there's room for a lot of different opinion within what is called orthodoxy," Miles explained. "We don't have to see things exactly alike. But anytime we completely sever ourselves from the word or from particular scriptures, because Jesus is the word of God we're actually cutting ourselves off from Him and we're going to have a tendency to drift into extremism on one side or another."

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