New Evangelicalism
A Very Great Danger to the Lord’s Churches


        PART II: THE APOSTATE FRUIT
         OF NEW EVANGE...
Apostate Fruit of New Evangelicalism

 “Your glorying is not good. Know ye
 not that a little leaven leaveneth the
 whole ...
Apostate Fruit of New Evangelicalism
Testimonies of Evangelical Leaders

               “Evangelicalism today is in a sad ...
Apostate Fruit of New Evangelicalism
Testimonies of Evangelical Leaders

“What is the use of evangelicalism
seeming to get...
Apostate Fruit of New Evangelicalism
Testimonies of Evangelical Leaders

               “... evangelicalism in the 1990s i...
Apostate Fruit of New Evangelicalism
Examples of Apostasy




Apostasy in     Apostasy in    Apostasy in
Doctrine        E...
Apostasy in Doctrine
The Doctrine of Inspiration
JESUS CHRIST: “…the scripture cannot be broken;” (John 10:35)

APOSTLE PA...
Apostasy in Doctrine
The Doctrine of Inspiration
“A GROWING VANGUARD OF YOUNG
GRADUATES OF EVANGELICAL COLLEGES
WHO HOLD D...
Apostasy in Doctrine
The Doctrine of Inspiration

“WITHIN A DECADE OR SO
NEOEVANGELICALISM . . . WAS BEING
ASSAULTED FROM ...
Apostasy in Doctrine
The Doctrine of Inspiration
“WITHIN EVANGELICALISM THERE ARE A
GROWING NUMBER WHO ARE MODIFYING
THEIR...
Apostasy in Doctrine
 1985 symposium on Bible
criticism in Christianity Today
“IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT ALL THE
SCHOLARS FRO...
Apostasy in Doctrine
1995 theology conference sponsored
 by Inter-Varsity at Wheaton College




“Not a single representat...
Apostasy in Doctrine
 Donald Bloesch: Holy Scripture
   (InterVarsity Press, 1994)
“The Fundamentalists idea that inspirat...
Apostasy in Doctrine
         Paul Jewett: Man
        as Male and Female
“Genesis 1 is not a literal piece of scientific
r...
Apostasy in Ecumenism



    The Evangelical-Roman
       Catholic Alliance
Apostasy in Ecumenism



 Billy Graham
  and Rome
Apostasy in Ecumenism


    “It would be difficult to
  overestimate Billy Graham's
importance in the last 50 years
of evan...
Apostasy in Ecumenism


“Graham personally embodied most
 of the characteristics of resurgent
 evangelicalism. ... de-emph...
Apostasy in Ecumenism




  When he was an evangelist with Youth for Christ,
 Graham met Catholic Cardinal Fulton Sheen in...
Apostasy in Ecumenism

 “We talked about our ministries and
      our common commitment to
     evangelism, and I told him...
Apostasy in Ecumenism




  1952 - “Many of the people who have reached a decision on
 Christ at our meetings have joined ...
Apostasy in Ecumenism



                1958 - Official follow-up of San
              Francisco crusade reported that of
...
Apostasy in Ecumenism




             1962 - Sao Paulo Brazil, Catholic
             bishop stood beside Graham and
     ...
Apostasy in Ecumenism

    1963 - Upon death of Pope John
         XXIII: “I admire Pope John
 tremendously. I felt he bro...
Apostasy in Ecumenism

              1967 - Graham was awarded an
                honorary degree from Roman
            C...
Apostasy in Ecumenism

            1979 - A special
           Catholic mass was
          conducted following
          G...
Apostasy in Ecumenism


  1979 - Upon Catholic Bishop
  Fulton Sheen’s death, Graham
  said: “He broke down walls of
preju...
Apostasy in Ecumenism




       1981 – Graham visited Pope John
         Paul II the first of three times.
Apostasy in Ecumenism




   1982 - 100 priests and Catholic laity were trained
      to follow-up Graham’s crusade in Bos...
Apostasy in Ecumenism

                   1984 - Vancouver, British
              Columbia, crusade vice-chairman
        ...
Apostasy in Ecumenism

                     1987 - From one
                    service alone at the
                   De...
Apostasy in Ecumenism




              1989 – 2,100 Catholics who came
            forward during London crusades were
  ...
Apostasy in Ecumenism


                        1992 - Catholics
                         supplied 6,000
                 ...
Apostasy in Ecumenism



     Evangelical Publishers
          and Rome
Apostasy in Ecumenism

               1971 - A Prejudiced
              Protestant Takes New
               Look at the Ca...
Apostasy in Ecumenism
             1979 - The Three Sisters:
               Rome, Evangelicals
                  Charismat...
Apostasy in Ecumenism
        1984 - Evangelical Is Not Enough
          by Thomas Howard, Gordon-
        Conwell profess...
Apostasy in Ecumenism

         1985 - A Tale of Two Churches,
         George Carey, InterVarsity Press

         Carey (...
Apostasy in Ecumenism
           1985 - Evangelicals on the
         Canterbury Trail, Robert Webber,
                Whea...
Apostasy in Ecumenism

                 1990 - Evangelical
          Catholics: A Call for Cooperation,
           Keith F...
Apostasy in Ecumenism
            1994 - Handbook of Christian
            Apologetics, by two Catholic
              auth...
Apostasy in Ecumenism
            1994 - Roman Catholicism:
          Evangelical Protestants Analyze
           What Divi...
Apostasy in Ecumenism
             1994 - A House United:
         Evangelicals & Catholics Together,
                    ...
Apostasy in Ecumenism
            1995 - Roman Catholics &
           Evangelicals: Agreements and
             Difference...
Apostasy in Ecumenism

               1995 - Evangelicals
          & Catholics Together: Toward a
         Common Mission...
Apostasy in Ecumenism

               1995 - Evangelicals
          & Catholics Together: Toward a
         Common Mission...
Apostasy in Ecumenism


            1997 - Reclaiming the Great
         Tradition: Evangelicals, Catholics,
             ...
Apostasy in Ecumenism
            While most of these books acknowledge
             that there is doctrinal error in the ...
Apostasy in Christian Living
Apostasy in Christian Living


                “Evangelicalism has …
              lowered the barricades. It is
         ...
Apostasy in Christian Living


                “Evangelicalism has …
              lowered the barricades. It is
         ...
Apostasy in Christian Living
                 R-rated and PG-13 movies are
                    given positive reviews in
 ...
Apostasy in Christian Living

           “The old evangelical taboos against
             alcohol, tobacco, social dancing...
Apostasy in Christian Living

       The Danger of Incrementalism

             The great danger of New
          Evangeli...
Apostasy in Christian Living
      The Slippery Slope of Compromise

              “The New Evangelicalism advocates
     ...
Apostasy in Christian Living
      The Slippery Slope of Compromise

                •Renouncing separation
              ...
Apostasy in Christian Living
      The Slippery Slope of Compromise

     “Your glorying is not good. Know ye
     not tha...
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A Very Great Danger to the Lord’s Churches
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    1. 1. New Evangelicalism A Very Great Danger to the Lord’s Churches PART II: THE APOSTATE FRUIT OF NEW EVANGELICALISM
    2. 2. Apostate Fruit of New Evangelicalism “Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?” (1 Cor. 5:6) “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners” (1 Cor. 15:33
    3. 3. Apostate Fruit of New Evangelicalism Testimonies of Evangelical Leaders “Evangelicalism today is in a sad state of disarray. ... It is clear that evangelicalism is now broader and shallower, and is becoming more so. Evangelicalism’s children are in the process of forsaking the faith of their fathers.” --Harold Lindsell, vice-president Fuller Seminary, editor Christianity Today, Dec. 2, 1985
    4. 4. Apostate Fruit of New Evangelicalism Testimonies of Evangelical Leaders “What is the use of evangelicalism seeming to get larger and larger in number if significant numbers of those under the name of ‘evangelical’ no longer hold to that which makes evangelicalism evangelical?” --Francis Schaeffer, 1976 NAE convention, “The Watershed of the Evangelical World: Biblical Inspiration”
    5. 5. Apostate Fruit of New Evangelicalism Testimonies of Evangelical Leaders “... evangelicalism in the 1990s is an amalgam of diverse and often theologically ill- defined groups, institutions, and traditions. ... [IT FEATURES A] THEOLOGICAL PLURALISM THAT WAS PRECISELY WHAT MANY OF THE FOUNDERS OF MODERN EVANGELICALISM HAD REJECTED IN MAINLINE PROTESTANTISM.” --R. Albert Mohler, 1996
    6. 6. Apostate Fruit of New Evangelicalism Examples of Apostasy Apostasy in Apostasy in Apostasy in Doctrine Ecumenism Christian Living
    7. 7. Apostasy in Doctrine The Doctrine of Inspiration JESUS CHRIST: “…the scripture cannot be broken;” (John 10:35) APOSTLE PAUL: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16) APOSTLE PETER: “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:21)
    8. 8. Apostasy in Doctrine The Doctrine of Inspiration “A GROWING VANGUARD OF YOUNG GRADUATES OF EVANGELICAL COLLEGES WHO HOLD DOCTORATES FROM NON- EVANGELICAL DIVINITY CENTERS NOW QUESTION OR DISOWN INERRANCY and the doctrine is held less consistently by evangelical faculties.” --Carl F.H. Henry, senior editor Christianity Today, “Conflict Over Biblical Inerrancy,” May 7, 1976
    9. 9. Apostasy in Doctrine The Doctrine of Inspiration “WITHIN A DECADE OR SO NEOEVANGELICALISM . . . WAS BEING ASSAULTED FROM WITHIN BY INCREASING SKEPTICISM WITH REGARD TO BIBLICAL INFALLIBILITY OR INERRANCY” --Bible in the Balance, 1979
    10. 10. Apostasy in Doctrine The Doctrine of Inspiration “WITHIN EVANGELICALISM THERE ARE A GROWING NUMBER WHO ARE MODIFYING THEIR VIEWS ON THE INERRANCY OF THE BIBLE SO THAT THE FULL AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE IS COMPLETELY UNDERCUT. … Accommodation, accommodation. How the mindset of accommodation grows and expands.” --Francis Schaeffer, Great Evangelical Disaster, 1983
    11. 11. Apostasy in Doctrine 1985 symposium on Bible criticism in Christianity Today “IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT ALL THE SCHOLARS FROM THE LEADING EVANGELICAL SEMINARIES IN THIS COUNTRY HELD TO A FORM OF HIGHER CRITICISM. … The insidious danger is that higher criticism is promoted by those who claim to believe in infallible inspiration” (Herman Hanko, professor, Protestant Reformed Seminary, Grandville, Michigan).
    12. 12. Apostasy in Doctrine 1995 theology conference sponsored by Inter-Varsity at Wheaton College “Not a single representative of historic evangelical orthodoxy committed to the unbroken authority of the Bible was featured.”
    13. 13. Apostasy in Doctrine Donald Bloesch: Holy Scripture (InterVarsity Press, 1994) “The Fundamentalists idea that inspiration entails inerrancy in history and science as well as in doctrine is not claimed by the Bible. … Fundamentalism espouses a static theory of inspiration. God’s Word cannot be encapsulated in either legal codes or clerical pronouncements. Inspiration is an event in which God acts and speaks.” (p. 97)
    14. 14. Apostasy in Doctrine Paul Jewett: Man as Male and Female “Genesis 1 is not a literal piece of scientific reporting, but a narrative which illumines the ultimate meaning of Man’s existence. … religious myth or saga, biblical allegory” (pp. 122,123)
    15. 15. Apostasy in Ecumenism The Evangelical-Roman Catholic Alliance
    16. 16. Apostasy in Ecumenism Billy Graham and Rome
    17. 17. Apostasy in Ecumenism “It would be difficult to overestimate Billy Graham's importance in the last 50 years of evangelicalism.” (Christianity Today, Oct. 5, 1992).
    18. 18. Apostasy in Ecumenism “Graham personally embodied most of the characteristics of resurgent evangelicalism. ... de-emphasizing doctrinal and denominational differences that often divided Christians" (Christianity Today, Oct. 5, 1992).
    19. 19. Apostasy in Ecumenism When he was an evangelist with Youth for Christ, Graham met Catholic Cardinal Fulton Sheen in 1944
    20. 20. Apostasy in Ecumenism “We talked about our ministries and our common commitment to evangelism, and I told him how grateful I was for his ministry and his focus on Christ. … We talked further and we prayed; and by the time he left, I felt as if I had known him all my life.” (Graham, Just As I Am, p. 692)
    21. 21. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1952 - “Many of the people who have reached a decision on Christ at our meetings have joined the Catholic church and we have received commendations from Catholic publications for the revived interest in their church following one of our campaigns.” Graham, September 1952, Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph
    22. 22. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1958 - Official follow-up of San Francisco crusade reported that of the 1300 Catholics who came forward, “practically all remained Catholic, continued to pray to Mary, go to Mass, and confess to a priest.” --Oakland Tribune, Dec. 17, 1958
    23. 23. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1962 - Sao Paulo Brazil, Catholic bishop stood beside Graham and welcomed inquirers
    24. 24. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1963 - Upon death of Pope John XXIII: “I admire Pope John tremendously. I felt he brought a new era to the world. It is my hope that the Cardinals elect a new Pope who will follow the same line as John. It would be a great tragedy if they chose a man who reacted against John, who reerected the walls.”
    25. 25. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1967 - Graham was awarded an honorary degree from Roman Catholic Belmont Abbey College. He said: “The gospel that built this school and the gospel that brings me here tonight is still the way to salvation” --Gastonia Gazette, Gastonia, NC, Nov. 22, 1967
    26. 26. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1979 - A special Catholic mass was conducted following Graham’s crusade in Milwaukee as part of the follow-up for 3,500 Catholics who came forward during the meetings.
    27. 27. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1979 - Upon Catholic Bishop Fulton Sheen’s death, Graham said: “He broke down walls of prejudice between Catholics and Protestants ... I mourn his death and look forward to our reunion in heaven.” Sheen had stated that his hope was in Mary.
    28. 28. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1981 – Graham visited Pope John Paul II the first of three times.
    29. 29. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1982 - 100 priests and Catholic laity were trained to follow-up Graham’s crusade in Boston.
    30. 30. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1984 - Vancouver, British Columbia, crusade vice-chairman David Cline stated: “If Catholics step forward there will be no attempt to convert them and their names will be given to the Catholic church nearest their homes.” -- Vancouver Sun, Oct. 5, 1984
    31. 31. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1987 - From one service alone at the Denver Crusade 500 cards of individuals were referred to St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church.
    32. 32. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1989 – 2,100 Catholics who came forward during London crusades were referred to Catholic churches
    33. 33. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1992 - Catholics supplied 6,000 of the 10,000 counselors for the Portland, Oregon, crusade.
    34. 34. Apostasy in Ecumenism Evangelical Publishers and Rome
    35. 35. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1971 - A Prejudiced Protestant Takes New Look at the Catholic Church (Author is a Southern Baptist Pastor)
    36. 36. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1979 - The Three Sisters: Rome, Evangelicals Charismatics “It is my own conviction that a growing unity between the three forces in the Christian world is both desirable and possible.” -- Michael Harper
    37. 37. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1984 - Evangelical Is Not Enough by Thomas Howard, Gordon- Conwell professor, Thomas Nelson A year later, Howard converted to the Catholic Church and left Gordon College to teach at Catholic seminaries. Other converts to Rome in recent years have testified that Howard’s book assisted them in taking their journey.
    38. 38. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1985 - A Tale of Two Churches, George Carey, InterVarsity Press Carey (who later became the Archbishop of Canterbury) called for the “eventual reunion of the two streams [Protestantism and Roman Catholicism] of Western Christendom.”
    39. 39. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1985 - Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail, Robert Webber, Wheaton College Webber accepts the Roman Catholic Church as a true church, tracing his “family tree” “through the Apostles, the primitive Christian community, the Apostolic Fathers, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church,” to “the Church of the Reformation.”
    40. 40. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1990 - Evangelical Catholics: A Call for Cooperation, Keith Fournier, Thomas Nelson Press “But at root, those who are called of God, whether Catholic or Protestant, are part of the same Body.”
    41. 41. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1994 - Handbook of Christian Apologetics, by two Catholic authors, Intervarsity Press Peter Kreeft is a Catholic apologist who believes that Mary will ultimately conquer Satan and that even Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists will probably go to Heaven. Ronals Tacelli is a Jesuit priest and a professor at Boston College.
    42. 42. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1994 - Roman Catholicism: Evangelical Protestants Analyze What Divides and Unites Us, Moody Press “I do not suggest that we should give up trying to seek visible unity, nor that we refuse to dialogue with Roman Catholic laypeople and theologians, many of whom may be our brothers and sisters” --Michael Horton
    43. 43. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1994 - A House United: Evangelicals & Catholics Together, NavPress Foreword is written by Pat Robertson. In 1991, Robertson invited a Catholic to become executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice at Regent University. Robertson said that Catholics and Protestants “have a moral imperative to join together” to oppose cultural evils.
    44. 44. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1995 - Roman Catholics & Evangelicals: Agreements and Differences, Baker Books “… evangelical Protestants and believing Roman Catholics have so many convictions and commitments in common that it would be foolish as well as wrong in the sight of the One whom we all claim as our Lord Jesus Christ to wrangle with each other in the face of the common enemy.” --Foreword
    45. 45. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1995 - Evangelicals & Catholics Together: Toward a Common Mission, Word Publishing Edited by Richard John Neuhaus (Catholic Priest) and Chuck Colson (Evangelical, Prison Fellowship)
    46. 46. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1995 - Evangelicals & Catholics Together: Toward a Common Mission, Word Publishing Contributors include J.I. Packer (Regent College), Mark Noll (Wheaton College) and Avery Dulles (Jesuit Cardinal)
    47. 47. Apostasy in Ecumenism 1997 - Reclaiming the Great Tradition: Evangelicals, Catholics, and Orthodox in Dialogue, Intervarsity Press
    48. 48. Apostasy in Ecumenism While most of these books acknowledge that there is doctrinal error in the Roman Catholic Church, they claim that Rome has changed, that Catholicism is not a cult, is not total apostasy. They speak of Rome’s heresies in gentle, “understanding,” scholarly tones rather than labeling them the blasphemies they really are. There is no call for separation.
    49. 49. Apostasy in Christian Living
    50. 50. Apostasy in Christian Living “Evangelicalism has … lowered the barricades. It is open to the world.” --David Wells, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1994
    51. 51. Apostasy in Christian Living “Evangelicalism has … lowered the barricades. It is open to the world.” --David Wells, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1994
    52. 52. Apostasy in Christian Living R-rated and PG-13 movies are given positive reviews in Evangelical publications. Evangelical music groups look and sound exactly like the world. Evangelical Bible College campuses have the look and feel of secular colleges -- same lack of modesty, drinking, rock music and dancing; same worldly concerns.
    53. 53. Apostasy in Christian Living “The old evangelical taboos against alcohol, tobacco, social dancing and the like are almost universally condemned (as binding at least).” ---Richard Quebedeaux, 1978
    54. 54. Apostasy in Christian Living The Danger of Incrementalism The great danger of New Evangelicalism is gradualism or incrementalism. “A little leaven leaventh the whole lump” (1 Cor. 5:6; Gal. 5:9). Once we start to compromise the truth, we begin a slide that has no end.
    55. 55. Apostasy in Christian Living The Slippery Slope of Compromise “The New Evangelicalism advocates toleration of error. It is following the downward path of accommodation to error, cooperation with error, contamination by error, and ultimate capitulation to error!” – Charles Woodbridge
    56. 56. Apostasy in Christian Living The Slippery Slope of Compromise •Renouncing separation •Growing mood of positivism •Dislike for doctrinal controversy •Preaching in generalities •Promoting the writings of New Evangelicals •Ecumenical associations (i.e., Promise Keepers and Southern Baptists)
    57. 57. Apostasy in Christian Living The Slippery Slope of Compromise “Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?” (1 Cor. 5:6) “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners” (1 Cor. 15:33)
    58. 58. New Evangelicalism A Very Great Danger to the Lord’s Churches Part II: The Apostate Fruit of New Evangelicalism Copyright 2009 Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061 866-295-4143 http://www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org In Canada: Bethel Baptist Church, 4212 Campbell St. N., London, Ontario N6P 1A6 519-652-2619
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