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The Descent of Evangelicalism

Origins of the Specious

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When sanctification is separated from justification, as invariably occurs in Evangelicalism, the result is pharisaic moralism.

Evangelicalism-representing the majority of American Protestant Christians-stands for an experiential relationship with Christ, a strong view of the Bible, personal holiness of life, and eschatological confidence in the return of the Lord to judge the world. Evangelicals also generally oppose evolutionary theory. Recent evidence suggests that Evangelicalism is now illustrating its opposition to evolution by its own activities: by regressing rather than going forward.


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John Warwick Montgomery is distinguished professor of apologetics and law at Trinity College and Theological Seminary (Newburgh, Indiana) and provost for its U.K. and European operations. He is author of several books, including Law & Gospel.

Issue: "Has Evangelicalism Lost Its Voice?: The Movement and Its Media" Sept./Oct. 1997 Vol. 6 No. 5 Page number(s): 16-18

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