We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fundamentalists Preserved the Faith

Historically, Fundamentalists in America marched to the front lines to do battle with the opposing liberalism of the early twentieth century.  On the other hand, Evangelicals in Great Britain took a more relaxed approach and unintentionally . . . allowed liberalism to ultimately win the day.  Much criticism has been launched at the Fundamentalist movement, some of it deserved, but arguably it is the Fundamentalist who should be given much credit for the preservation of the evangelical faith in America.

Gary E. Gilley, “It Works For Me…, Pragmatism and the twenty-First Century Church,” PFO’s “The Quarterly Journal,” Jan-Mar 2015, p.7

1 comment:

Jon Gleason said...

Martyn Lloyd-Jones tried in Britain, but was undercut by John Stott. Since then, British evangelicalism pretty much just went along, with a few exceptions who were not well-known and had little influence.

The result was that even true churches were constantly being infected and weakened. Truly tragic. You can't decide unbelief is ok if it is only in small doses.