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ISBN/ASIN : 0891073086
Manufacturer : Crossway Books|
Release data : March, 1984
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A message that needs to be rediscovered.
This was Francis Schaeffer's last book before his death in 1984. In it, he brought a timely message to the church at the end of the twentieth century, which sadly seems to have fallen upon deaf ears. The author shows how compromise of the truth of God's Word and the errosion of moral standards, infiltrated the evangelical church during the twentieth century. As a result, evangelical Christians have continually become more worldly and lost their voice in society. So, what is the 'great evangelical disaster'? Schaeffer says: "Where is the clear voice speaking to the crucial issues of the day with distintively biblical, Christian answers? With tears we must say that largely it is not there and that a large segment of the evangelical world has become seduced by the world spirit of this present age." (p. 141)
In the light of this, the writer ends with a call, firstly, to stand firm for the truth, against the continuing compromise. Then secondly, he challenges us to show the 'mark of the Christian.' This is a call for Christians to show their faith at work, by loving all mankind.
You can almost sense the passion and concern of the author as he wrote. This book has a message that is vital for the Christian church to get hold of. I cannot recommend the book highly enough.