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Evangelicals will carry into the twenty-first century a full library of reflection on their twentieth-century experience1 Their studies have traced the rise and fall of the tide of liberalism Early in the twentieth century those who accommodated the Gospel to the rationalism of the Enlightenment gained control of denominational headquarters and educational institutions Fundamentalism on the defensive rightly saw liberal modernism as a rejection of Christianity A wider group of evangelicals continued to define themselves by that difference The older liberalism on the other hand was undercut when the Enlightenment culture it imitated slipped out from under it For evangelicals the turning point was 1976 the year that Time magazine dubbed The Year of the Evangelicals Some evangelicals then began to justify the unaccustomed respect thrust on them by doing what the liberals had done gradually accommodating their message to the secular mind-set That scenario is at least suggestive even if oversimplified The success of evangelicalism is undoubted if measured in the number and growth of its movements and institutions It is successful too in the number of self-described evangelicals especially when compared with evangelicalism in England But is evangelicalism beginning to gain the world by losing its own soul Is the church becoming the compromised church What issue or issues will determine our answer to these questions The evangelical doctrine of the church can no longer be neglected and its recent development will help us to consider the issues The issue of authority is central for the identity of evangelical witness To be worthy of its name evangelicalism must present the Evangel Gospel proclamation binds evangelicals to the authority of Gods revelation in Scripture we proclaim the Lord of the Word from the Word of the Lord Further Scripture tells us of the saving purpose of God His redemptive plan to claim a people for His own The Gospel not only calls the church into existenceit announces the church as an essential part of
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