Promise Unfulfilled, Rolland McCune

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“The New Evangelicalism was conceived if not born with the formation of the National Association of Evangelicals in 1942. This new group was in the main led by younger professing fundamentalist scholars and leaders who had become dissatisfied with their heritage and wanted to carve out some evangelical middle ground between fundamentalism and neo-orthodoxy. This book is an analysis of the break-away movement in terms of the issues ideas, and practices that led to its beginning, its expansion to an apogee in the 1970s, its subsequent loss of biblical and doctrinal stability, and its slide toward virtual irrelevancy in a postmodern world culture of the 21st century.

The twenty-five chapters are grouped under nine main sections: Historical Antecedents; the Formation of the New Evangelicalism; Ecumenism; Ecclesiastical Separation; The Bible and Authority; Apologetics; Social Involvement; Doctrinal Storms; and Evaluations and Prospects.

It will be a valuable addition to the pastor’s library and a strategic resource for theological education in Bible colleges and seminaries.” –

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Anemia in Fundamentalism

Fundamental Christian colleges are challenged with what seems to be an increasing trend in carnality and worldliness in the current generation.

Historically the manifestations of carnality were revealed in superficial worldly conformity (immodesty, fleshly music, or careless social behavior). Such manifestations presented challenges, but the environment of many of the fundamental Christian colleges was relatively effective in helping Christian young people “reset” to biblical norms. Positive peer pressure and a semi-controlled environment presented positive socialization while exposure to godly examples (peers and adults) and the ministry of the Word and Spirit produced wondrous transformational changes in many Christian young people over the course of their march toward graduation and autonomy. Read more…

Fundamentalism and Social Involvement

Fundamen­talism does have an interest in helping the less fortunate become the more fortunate, but it does so on its own terms. Since its approach is markedly different from the culture at large, its interest easily may be misconstrued as either a lack of interest or as simply supporting the status quo.

The Priorities of “The Fundamentals”

In 1909, as Fundamentalism and theological Liberalism battled in the denominations, two Christian brothers purposed to publish a series of books which would set forth the fundamentals of the Christian faith. The priorities of The Fundamentals were, first the Bible, then key doctrines that were under attack by the liberals of the day.