20 July 2013

Avoiding Accommodation

There is a growing acceptance of pluralism and accommodation.  And what has been the response of the evangelical leadership?  Overwhelmingly it has been to keep silent, to let the slide go further and further, to paper over the differences.  Here again we see the great evangelical disaster — the failure of the evangelical leadership to take a stand really on anything that would stand decisively over against the relativistic moral slide of our culture — the failure to take a stand on anything that would “rock the boat” concerning our personal projects and acceptance.  And now when our culture is all but lost, can we expect anything but further disaster in the form of a complete moral breakdown and the rise of a new humanistic authoritarianism if we do not take a stand?

-Francis Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster

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