Monday, July 25, 2005

Evangelical Disaster

Here is the great evangelical disaster­ - the failure of the evangelical world to stand for truth as truth. There is only one word for this-namely accommodation: the evangelical church has accommodated to the world spirit of the age. First, there has been accommodation on Scripture, so that many who call themselves evangeli­cals hold a weakened view of the Bible and no longer affirm the truth of all the Bible teaches-truth not only in religious matters but in the areas of science and history and morality. As part of this, many evangelicals are now accepting the higher critical methods in the study of the Bible. Remember, it was these same methods which destroyed the authority of the Bible for the Protestant church in Germany in the last century, and which have destroyed the Bible for the liberal in our own coun­try from the beginning of this century. And second, there has been accommodation on the issues, with no clear stand being taken even on matters of life and death"
- Francis Shaeffer

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