Is John Pavlovitz a false teacher?

Category 5

Verdict: John Pavlovitz is “progressive Christianity” and all that comes with it.



John Pavlovitz started off at as a Methodist and rose to being a pastor at a Raleigh megachurch. He did not last long at this megachurch. It has been said that he was youth pastor at North Raleigh Community Church, a staunchly apostate church, in 2017. However this church, does not have Pavlovitz featured on their website at all, so it is unlikely he is still working there. John Pavlovitz is best known for his blog, “Stuff That Need To Be Said” where he espouses his liberal theology. A detail worth mentioning about Pavlovitz’s background is that his brother is a homosexual. Currently, John Pavlovitz has much online clout among socialists.

First Contact

John Pavlovitz is a heretic I’ve confronted in the past, specifically how he tries to employ God in his pro-abortion leftist politics.

If you are unfamiliar, John Pavlovitz is a heretical pastor who delves in universalism and the ever so present “social justice gospel” heresy. To him, Islam worships the same God, homosexuality is not a sin, hell?, support for entitlement programs is a direct reflection of one’s compassion, and Christianity’s biggest enemy, in America, are those who are conservative theologically and politically. As a result, he’s the left’s shining religious star in their Resistance.

We will break down these claims of heresy later on.

As Christians, our identity is in Jesus Christ. It is not in Trump, for or against. John Pavlovitz has his identity in (opposing) Trump. But his opposition to Trump is not due to his faith but rather a desire to maintain popularity in spite of being ousted by churches. He was a heretic before Trump, seeing as with decades of pastoral experience, he has a wavering belief in hell nor does he believe in the accuracy and authority of the bible. It’s unfortunate, but unavoidable, for Trump to be a ladder for heretics to ascend to internet fame. The left calls him the “digital pastor of the resistance” which is a slight aimed at the definitive doctrines of faith. The fellowship of Christ allows for disagreement among nonessential, like politics. But there should be unity in Christ and in essential doctrines. Christians who are not conservative in their politics need to find a different pastor to champion, one who actually knows Christ. John Pavlovitz will only mislead you.

Wavering belief in hell

From the article Lately, I Hope That There’s a Hell


This article goes on to wish there to be a hell so that his theological and political enemies would find themselves in it.

Denial of Divine Authorship of Scripture

In his promotion of homosexuality and transgenderism, John Pavlovitz throws the credibility of the Bible out of the window, by denying the its God-breathed words.



He says it more explicitly here in 10 Things This Christian Doesn’t Believe About The Bible







According to John Pavlovitz, the Bible is not the Word of God. It offers no clarity on any topics, meaning he denies the idea of systematic theology. The Bible is not inerrant according to him, and we are incapable of reading the Bible without our own preconceived biases. He also believes that the Bible can be an idol which is something said by those who do not have a Scriptural basis for their beliefs.

The Holy Spirit allows us to hear God’s Word in a way that would come off as foolishness to the world. Thus the claims of John Pavlovitz about Scripture are claims in that would be made by someone who lacks the Holy Spirit inside of them.


It would be easy to go on and on in compiling evidence against John Pavlovitz, but its unlikely that any Christian is following him. John Pavlovitz is a Category 5 meaning that his followers are not misled Christians, they are fake Christians who live in sin. John Pavlovitz serves as the pinnacle example of Progressive Christianity. THe reason why we featured him is two-fold. One to identify the logical conclusion of the Social Justice Gospel. The second is so that you know how to interact with his followers: as non-Christians or fake Christians.


Updated 01/2020

Updated 07/2020 – This post was originally a page, but the page has been removed in favor of phrasing this evidence compilation as a question for better SEO. In addition, a background section has been added, to more align the format with other verdicts.


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