This article shows how the heretical teaching of open theism helps man conceal the idolatry of his soul, since it claims that God has no sanctifying purpose for our experiences of pain and suffering.
This article discusses some concerns around evangelicalism: lack of commitment to the infallibility and authority of God's Word, de-emphasizing the importance of the church, a man-centered approach of worship, a wrong focus on evangelism and the church, and lower qualification requirements for pastors. This article is about the reformation of the church.
This article reveals the hazards that issue from Arminian teaching. Some of those mentioned are: the plain sense of much of Scripture is harmed, salvation by works is advocated, man's ability to reason is exalted, and God is forbidden from doing as he wants.
Mysticism is dangerous because it undermines the authority and sufficiency of Scripture as well as the biblical teaching on justification.
The challenge of changing culture has had the impact of evangelicalism. This article looks at different forms of evangelicalism which arose as a response to this cultural challenge. Here attention is given to traditional evangelicalism, showing how its emphasis on tradition can be a hindrance for the gospel. The author also examines pragmatic evangelicalism and its short life span.
What is the state of Evangelical theology in Germany? Since the Enlightenment, theology in Germany has gained an unfavourable reputation for innovation that is very critical of Scripture. Today the work of theologians like K. Haacker, G. Maier, L. van Padberg, and E. Linnemann deserve careful study and attention.
This article wants to understand the reason for specifically evangelicals converting to Roman Catholicism. The stories of John Michael Talbot and Scott Hahn serve as typical examples. The model for conversion that McKnight proposes helps him to find a clear and consistent pattern for the phenomenon under discussion.
What is the character of evangelicalism and where is it heading? This article wants to show a direction through the recommendation of relevant literature.
This article finds fault with the popular evangelicalism of the past few decades and sees it as a crumbling edifice. The source of this demise is evangelicalism's understanding of the doctrine of God, the doctrine of Christ and redemption, and the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, especially his work in regeneration and sanctification.
This article is the second part of a longer article. It summarizes the core beliefs of evangelicalism and their significance for the movement. These core beliefs include the authority of God exercised through Scriptures, the majesty of Jesus Christ in and through the cross, the lordship of the Holy Spirit, etc.
What is the current state of the evangelical movement? The article gives insight into the different groups that are part of the movement and indicates some of its distinctive features. The author notes its character as a protest and renewal movement within Christendom, the resulting combative mentality, its centres of dynamism, etc. The author also identifies two challenges: the need for self-definition and identifying of boundaries, and the need to maintain ecumenism and avoid fragmentation.