Friday, January 8, 2010

Christian Movements Contrary to Orthodox Christian Faith

I found these brief descriptive definitions of some of the contemporary Christian movements that are contrary to orthodox biblical faith printed in the doctrinal statement of a Christian College.

(1) Ecumenism - Ecumenism is that movement which seeks the organizational unity of all Christianity and ultimately of all religions. Its principal advocates are the World Council of Churches and the National Council of the Churches of Christ.

(2) Ecumenical Evangelism - Ecumenical Evangelism is that effort to promote the gospel by bringing fundamentalists into unequal yokes with theological liberals and/or Roman Catholics and other divergent groups.

(3) Neo-Orthodoxy - Neo-Orthodoxy is that theological movement which affirms: the transcendence of God, the finiteness and sinfulness of man, and the necessity of supernatural divine revelation of truth; but, while using evangelical terminology, seriously departs from orthodoxy: in accepting the views of destructive higher criticism, in denying the inerrancy of the Bible as historic revelation, in accepting religious experience as the criterion of truth, and in abandoning important fundamentals of the Christian faith.

(4) New Evangelicalism (Neo-Evangelicalism, New Conservatism) - These terms refer to that movement within evangelicalism characterized by a toleration of and a dialogue with theological liberalism. Its essence is seen in an emphasis upon the social application of the gospel and weak or unclear doctrines of: the inspiration of Scripture, biblical creationism, eschatology, dispensationalism, and separation. It is further characterized by an attempt to accommodate biblical Christianity and make it acceptable to the modern mind.

These movements are out of harmony with the Word of God and are inimical to the work of God.

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