Biblical Separatism and Its Collapse

Biblical Separatism and Its Collapse The book documents the widespread collapse of biblical separatism over the past two decades among fundamental Baptist groups such as General Association of Regular Baptists GARBC Baptist Bible Fell

  • Title: Biblical Separatism and Its Collapse
  • Author: David W. Cloud
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • The book documents the widespread collapse of biblical separatism over the past two decades among fundamental Baptist groups, such as General Association of Regular Baptists GARBC , Baptist Bible Fellowship International BBFI , and Southwide Baptist Fellowship There is a focus on prominent churches such as Highland Park Baptist Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and ThomThe book documents the widespread collapse of biblical separatism over the past two decades among fundamental Baptist groups, such as General Association of Regular Baptists GARBC , Baptist Bible Fellowship International BBFI , and Southwide Baptist Fellowship There is a focus on prominent churches such as Highland Park Baptist Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Thomas Road Baptist Church of Lynchburg, Virginia The book further documents the explosion of apostasy within the Southern Baptist Convention and evangelicalism in general over the past half century At the very time when many fundamental Baptist churches are tearing down the walls of separation and entering the broader evangelicalism and adopting a contemporary philosophy, those waters have become exceedingly treacherous We describe ancient and end time heresies such as cultural liberalism, the downgrade in biblical inspiration, the downgrade in hell, the redefinition of the atonement, the acceptance of homosexual Christians, self esteemism, and contemplative mysticism We document the fact that one of the paths from fundamental Baptist to New Evangelicalism and the contemporary philosophy is a soft separatism that is ineffectual to protect the churches.This is followed by a study on biblical separatism and some examples of individuals who have rejected separatism and entered the evangelical waters only to become spiritually shipwreck The reason that the author is deeply concerned about the collapse of separatism is that he is both a Bible believing Baptist and a separatist by conviction He is convinced that the renunciation of separatism is the renunciation of biblical Christianity Separation is biblical It is an essential and a fundamental doctrine Separation is not the gospel, but it is a divinely ordained wall of spiritual protection against apostasy and the world To reject separatism is to tear down this wall so that God s people are no longer kept from the good words and fair speeches whereby heretics deceive the hearts of the simple Romans 16 17 18 and no longer distanced from the siren call of the world.We are deeply concerned about the next generation, about our kids and grandkids There are fewer and fewer churches that give than lip service to separation There are fewer and fewer churches that we can recommend with a good conscience Will such churches still exist in 20 30 40 years so that God s people can find the spiritual protection they will need even urgently then than we do now The river of apostasy is flowing powerfully, and all a church needs to do to capitulate is to stop paddling upstream Giving up separation is easy maintaining it is not We pray that many preachers will join us in the determination not to allow the collapse of biblical separation on our watchesNTENTSI Believe in Biblical Separatism personal testimony The Collapse of SeparatismEvangelical Bridge BuildersThe Danger of Soft SeparatismHeresies and High Places in EvangelicalismThe Path of ProtectionFrightful Examples of Shipwrecks

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    1. Now available from Way of Life Literature's website as a free e-book under the name "The Collapse of Separatism among Fundamental Baptists", it's fairly informative.However, understand that Cloud totally rejects the "In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty" viewpoint, as he thinks there are NO areas where there can be disagreement. So if you believe that a woman can wear pants or a man can have long hair, or (especially) that Contemporary Christian Music is OK, Cloud is going to tell you [...]

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