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The New (Old) Name of Modern Evangelicalism: ‘Candyism’

Many descriptions have been used to highlight various aspects of the weakness, shallowness, doctrinalphobia and man-centeredness of too much of 20th and 21st century “evangelicalism”. But a single term has eluded us—one which would incorporate the entire grievous condition and capture the real essence of the problem. It is the conviction of this writer that […]

FOX News Gets All Religious

And that’s a good thing. Or is it?

Bleating Wolves & Ecumenicals: The Meaning of Evangelicals and Catholics Together

Part of the immediate problem [within the Church] is that many so-called evangelical churches and leaders spent much of the mid-twentieth century separating themselves from those who preached separation from unbelief. The neo-evangelicals had such a horror of separation that they had to separate from the separationists. Carl Henry was one of the leaders of […]

Christians Supporting A False Gospel

There is nothing holy about the dirt in the Middle east. More so, there is nothing holy about a people anywhere who are at enmity with Jesus Christ. Yet, reportedly 60% of evangelicals have believed and are proclaiming from pulpits and podiums across this globe that both a land and a people in the Middle […]

Subversion of Evangelicalism

Many true believers are confused by the things they see happening in the church. Everything seems to be changing, and most changes are not for the better. Most evangelicals have seen changes in the worship and conduct of the Church over the last few decades. In many churches rock bands have replaced the organ, and […]

August 19

How Much Do You Really Know About C.S. Lewis?

In light of the incredible popularity of the writings, videos and quotations of C.S. Lewis among evangelicals (and especially new Calvinists), I thought it helpful to get a more accurate portrait of Lewis than what those promoting him have been giving. The following article of research on Lewis is by David Cloud. Link is at […]

“The” Issue Facing Evangelicals

The corporate unity of Christendom is not the burning issue of these times. The real issue is the survival of the truth—that is, the assertion of the Holy Scriptures of Old and New Testaments, as the Divine Word, exclusive, unique, verbally inspired (for there is no other form of inspiration possible), the Christian’s only and […]

Franklin Graham: Mormonism Will Never Be Labeled A ‘Cult’ Again

“During a recent interview with CNN, Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), advised that a page that was removed from the ministry website last month following Graham’s endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, which classified Mormonism as a cult, is “not going to come back.” […]

Billy Graham Site Scrubs Mormonism As A Cult

Shortly after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney enjoyed cookies and soft drinks with the Rev.  Billy Graham and his son Franklin Graham on Thursday at the elder Graham’s mountaintop retreat, a reference to Mormonism as a cult was scrubbed from the website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In a section of the website called […]

The Health, Wealth & Prosperity Gospel of Evangelicals

I mentioned recently in this post, that, according to an NAE poll, over 65% of evangelicals hold to premillennial theology. One aspect of that which many have not considered is the plethora of promises being given to geo-political Israel which include the much despised teachings of Joel Osteen and the entire WOF movement: physical health […]

The True Christology of the Old Testament

“The true Christology of the O.T. is not to be sought merely in some isolated passages, but as the pervading element of the whole Book. The passages which have been selected as Messianic are but the culminating points of the rock whose foundations lie deep in the ocean of Old Testament scripture. Herein is their […]

The Sad Side of ‘The Best of Twitter’

No, you’re probably not going to want to hear this, but…. There is a list out, and it’s growing. It’s a list of the ‘The Best of the Christian Twittersphere’ and you can vote on your favorite, most edifying twitterer. Edifying, that is, in your opinion. This is a simple blog post by Nathan W. […]

5 Ways Evangelicalism Has Failed Our Children

1. Evangelicals have identified themselves with the conservative political movement. Being pro-life and anti-gay marriage doesn’t mean those who hold those positions can communicate the Gospel in any coherent manner, and if we can’t communicate the Gospel clearly, lucidly, then our conservatism means very little, if anything, doesn’t it? 2. “Christian” music, books and media […]

Michael Horton’s Sonship Theology

Swinging from one extreme to another has always been an over-correcting problem in Christendom by those zealous for the truth. In this video, Horton goes from a ‘Christless Christianity’ to just as dangerous an extreme – Sonship theology. Horton echoes the thinking of the popular mantra’s of New Calvinism : “We must preach the Gospel […]

John MacArthur’s Closet Retraction (Did Phil Johnson Really Post This?)

I read these retractions this morning, allegedly from John MacArthur, concerning some teachings of his from earlier years. All of these retractions are in regard to MacArthur’s book “The Gospel According to Jesus”, and are claimed to have been posted by Phil Johnson years ago. My question is, did Phil Johnson really post this? There’s […]

Missional Church or New Monasticism?

Michael Horton has written a cogent piece on the ‘missional’ church, monasticism and the Reformation’s understanding of discipleship which I highly encourage you to read. As Horton states,  “Renewing our response to the Great Commission begins with the right understanding of discipleship.” A few of his critically important observations: The New Monasticism 1. Today we […]

Things Young Pastors Should Avoid

The present crisis affecting the world is A CRISIS OF THE WORD. What is at stake is the authority of the Word of God, and the right and timely declaration of the same. As preachers we must not only hold to it, but labour to understand it more, read it more, and by conference with […]

Iain Murray’s “The Old Evangelicalism: Old Truths For A New Awakening

From Mack Tomlinson’s review of Iain Murray’s The Old Evangelicalism: Old Truths For A New Awakening: It is always very profitable to read any book by Iain Murray. This one is no exception. Every minister or Christian worker should read everything he has ever written. Accordingly, I could wish that every preacher, pastor, missionary, and […]

John MacArthur On Billy Graham – A Wideness In God’s Mercy?

Billy Graham was wrong.

Manhattan, We Have A Problem

The Manhattan Declaration. It was a featured segment on Al Mohler’s radio program recently, and I admit, I’d not read it. But, eventually I became curious. Any time national religious leaders make allegedly ‘historic’ declarations, well, it makes you want to look doesn’t it? So I did. I read it, and afterwards, after being informed […]

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