Why Abraham Was Right: A Reply to Rachel Held Evans

Rick Phillips

It is grievous to see how brazen the progressive evangelical movement has become in assailing not merely the inerrantist view of Scripture but now even Scripture itself.  The most recent installment comes from Rachel Held Evans in a post titled, "I Would Fail Abraham's Test."  She refers to one of the last episodes in the biblical account of the patriarch's life, in which God commands him, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering" (Gen. 22:2).  One might think that Evans writes to lament the weakness of her faith compared to Abraham's.  Instead, she celebrates the superiority of her refusal to do what Abraham did, since from her moral perch God is wrong and disobedience to him is right. 

 She summarizes: