The Great Evangelical Disaster

7 06 2007

Francis Schaeffer’s writings are as valuable today as they have ever been. Many serious Christians credit his work as pivotal in their lives. Schaeffer helps us see with clearer eyes the world in which we live. You owe it to yourself to read him.  

In The Great Evangelical Disaster he writes…

 Accommodation, accommodation. How the mindset of accommodation grows and expands. The last sixty years have given birth to a moral disaster, and what have we done? Sadly we must say that the evangelical world has been part of the disaster. More than this, the evangelical response itself has been a disaster. Where is the clear voice speaking to the crucial issues of the day with distinctively biblical, Christian answers? With tears we must say that largely it is not there and that a large segment of the evangelical world has become seduced by the world spirit of this present age. And more than this, we can expect the future to be a further disaster if the evangelical world does not take a stand for biblical truth and morality in the full spectrum of life. For the evangelical accommodation to the world of our age represents the removal of the last barrier against the breakdown of our culture. And with the final removal of this barrier will come social chaos and the rise of authoritarianism in some form to restore social order (p. 141).

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