Thursday, June 10, 2010

More Cardinal Doctrines of Modern Liberalism

From Chapter 6 of Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen originally published in 1923 (Macmillan, NY). A cardinal doctrine of modern liberalism is that the world's evil may be overcome by the world's good; no help is thought to be needed from outside the world.

5 comments:

  1. I think that's a correct assertion, based upon the idea than humans are inherently good, which of course, is contrary to scripture and all available evidence. It's yet another of Satan's lies, all predicated upon the idea that we are somehow the equivalent of God.

    Cheers.

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  2. I am often amazed at how Machen's words remain applicable today. Such timelessness should indicate that he was on to something.

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  3. undercover11:33 AM

    The sermon last Sunday is indicative of confusion and disorientation of our church.
    There must be a cease-fire. Both sides have to learn to trust the other. Nothing productive will come of our helplessness until we trust.

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  4. R. Sherman,

    We catch on to the Devil, and he comes up with something slicker, more subtle. Nowadays, it's the "New Perspective on Paul," which downplays sin, says Israel does not need to repent, and that conversionism is generally unnecessary.

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  5. Chuck, agreed. For that reason, vigilance as necessary, together with God's gift of discernment to be able to spot the "little untruths" which often lead to outright heresy.

    Cheers.

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