The Challenge Of A New Religion: Neo-Evangelicalism -- By: Carlton Helgerson

Journal: Central Bible Quarterly
Volume: CENQ 21:2 (Summer 1978)
Article: The Challenge Of A New Religion: Neo-Evangelicalism
Author: Carlton Helgerson

The Challenge Of A New Religion: Neo-Evangelicalism

Carlton Helgerson

Burlington, Massachusetts

[Part two of a two part series. This article is reprinted with permission from the Voice, 1860 Mannheim Rd., Westchester, IL, 60153, Harold F. Freeman, editor.]

Its Schools

Most Christian liberal arts colleges are in the grip of this new religion. One after another of the Bible colleges has begun to capitulate to the pressures of this movement.

By the infiltration of faculty members, who obtained their academic standing in the devil’s territory, this counterfeit Christianity has corrupted the minds of many fine young people.

If and when inquiries are made as to a school’s official and expressed position with regard to neo-evangelicalism, faculty members either avoid the issue by referring to a rather ambiguous statement in a brochure or pretend that they do not know just what the inquirer means.

This has become the practice in many Bible schools. Pious platitudes and vague statement that “we stand where we have always stood” give the earnest inquirer the brush off.

We are not unreasonable to demand that the Bible colleges should take a stand, carefully inform students of this most serious defection from the truth, and help develop the student’s spiritual discernment. Most of the Bible schools of

which we have personal knowledge prefer to keep a cowardly silence.

For them to plead ignorance is inexcusable. All the literature, religious and secular, is as available to the Bible school faculty as it is to us.

Students in most of the Christian liberal arts colleges are brainwashed to regard separation as a narrow view peculiar to a few ignorant Christians. Students in many Bible schools receive no instruction in depth in this doctrine with the intent that they should learn to abhor mixture whether in association or practice.

In these trying times our young people need to spend more time in the Word than the curriculum many schools currently provide. Discernment can only be developed by knowledge of and submission to the inspired Word. Students must be shown that the God of the Bible hates mixture and judges compromise severely.

We should be deeply grateful for the educational institutions that remain firm and have not bowed before this ism. The few Bible institutes, colleges and seminaries that understand and oppose the slanted thinking we have described, and diligently prepare their students to teach and warn, merit our wholehearted support. Let us make sure that we are recommending an...

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