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Living In The Twilight of Western Evangelicalism

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Gregory Fisher

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I believe that we are living in the twilight of modern Western evangelicalism. Unfortunately, the Western evangelical church--intimidated by pseudo-intellectuals and a multicultural society--has sold its heritage in the Gospel for the spoiled porridge of post-modernity. 

This is EXACTLY the same process as happened when the "Main Line" churches bought into modernity starting in 1865 with the Methodist Bishops moving away from Wesleyan teaching on holiness. The Western Evangelicals are buying into post-modernity for most of the same reasons that "Main Line" churches bought into modernity. Evangelicalism and, later, Pentecostalism rose up as a response to the failure of the Church to remain faithful to the Gospel. Now, what I am witnessing is many of the liturgical churches moving back towards orthodoxy and evangelical fervor. Will the liturgical church be the new response to the unfaithfulness of Western evangelicals? That is the question. 

The other question is how will the fading and highly compromised Western evangelicals handle it when faced with the surging, muscular, raw, basic, confident Biblical Christianity of the Southern Hemisphere? They will be faced with confronting their own better past!! What happens then? How will Western evangelical leaders handle the inevitable confrontation that will come when those thousands of "churches" planted by their organizations which they have worked so hard to keep weak and dependent on Western money leadership, begin to rise up and confront the Western church with its own unfaithfulness to the Gospel? Mighty exciting days are ahead!

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