I heard a phrase recently while listening to a podcast.
A pastor was reviewing the spiritual struggles of the churches over the last 150 years. Basically since the Civil War.
He was discussing the movement of seminaries away from solid, biblical authority. Showing the rise of spiritual Modernism and Liberalism in places like Princeton. And how those trained in the seminaries and Christian colleges brought their weak teachings back to the churches. Affecting all denominations.
He also spoke of the formation of Fundamentalism, the creation of the National Association of Evangelicals, and the rise of the New Evangelical movement.
A movement that now deeply influences every church in our modern age.
The incredible significance of New Evangelicalism is due to its spiritual philosophy that saturates virtually every church that calls itself “Evangelical”. And even many that identify as “Fundamental”.
These churches are increasingly following the basic New Evangelical mantra, “Doctrine divides while service unites“.