Jul 17, Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen is just that. Originally published in , Machen combats liberal theology that crept into the. Christianity & Liberalism. by J. Gresham Machen () In my little book, Christianity and Liberalism, , I tried to show that the issue in the Church of the. Jan 26, John Gresham Machen was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 28, , J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism (Grand Rapids.

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And the object of the faith is Christ.

A 40 Quote Summary of J. Gresham Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism | Anchored in Christ

It bases upon the Bible both its thinking and its life. I repeatedly had the feeling that I had heard these arguments all my life—from people who must have gotten them from Machen. Despite many of his “brethren” in the day, he held out that we must adhere to the divine, supernatural nature of all that Christianity entails or else forfeit the Gospel itself: Such is the Christian conception of the Cross of Christ. Emancipation from the blessed will of God always involves bondage to some worse taskmaster.

The result has been a large decline in membership as many simply leave the church or seek out where they can still be taught what the Bible actually teaches. Aug 14, mpsiple rated it it was amazing. Feb 07, Jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: In fact, Machen was strongly opposed to entering World War I and fought vigorously at the Congressional level to keep us out, if that peaks your interest at all.

Are you a Christian by culture or by conviction? Feb 25, Chesna rated it it was ok Shelves: Nov 27, Casey Taylor rated it it was amazing Shelves: Make Christianity attractive by bringing in the thinking of the world around us. Our Lord has died for us, and surely we must not deny Him for favor of men.


Religion, it is said, is so entirely separate fr I apologize to the internet for not giving this classic five stars, but it simply didn’t quite reach the level of incisiveness and helpfulness for me in my situation that Packer’s analysis in “Fundamentalism” and the Word of God reached. What is the correct liberslism of Scripture? All this is simply to say that Christianity and Liberalism by J.

Machen’s defense of biblical orthodoxy is j.greshak relevant today as it was during the early decades of the 20th century. For, rightly or wrongly, religion during the centuries has as a matter of fact connected itself with a host of convictions, especially in the sphere of history, which may form christianiry subject of scientific investigation; just as scientific investigators, on the other hand, have sometimes attached themselves, again rightly or wrongly, to conclusions which impinge upon the innermost domain of philosophy and of religion.

A 40 Quote Summary of J. Gresham Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism

They are obviously scans from someone’s slightly marked copy. The many varieties of modern liberal religion are rooted in naturalism—that is, in the denial of any entrance of the creative power of God as distinguished from the ordinary course of nature in connection with the origin of Christianity.

May 03, Douglas Wilson rated it it was amazing Shelves: This split was irreconcilable, and Machen led others to form the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Liberals are against doctrine.

A cogent and witty defense of orthodoxy. But the phenomenon is not really so strange. For actual Christians, this book is both a great resource – providing clear examples of how liberalism has infiltrated many churches and Christian doctrines through corrupting the definitions j.gresjam the very terms themselves e.

And a real sadness. It differs from Christianity in its view of God, of man, of the cyristianity of authority and of the way of salvation.


A liberal will say that Christ is to be our example in how to live, while true, much more is needed to be saved. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. And it differs from Christianity not only in theology but in the whole of life.

In this author’s view, liberals are “hostile to the very foundations of the faith. Christ was not just a good man, he was not just an excellent example of moral living, he is the living God, the creator of heaven and earth, and our saviour. Stunningly relevant, though written almost years ago, Machen boldly and compassionately addresses the difference between Christianity and Liberalism. But if Christian faith is based upon truth, then it is not the faith which saves the Christian but the object of the faith.

The Church From the beginning of the book to the end, J. My above review was completely wrong. Machen walks through six specific areas in which liberalism departs from true Christianity: Another note here regarding publishing companies.

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Christianity and Liberalism

Jun 13, Justin Andrusk rated it it was amazing. I have never seen a stronger case made for the argument that institutional Christianity must regard cultural liberalism an enemy of faith. But he also saw an internal dynamic within liberalism that made its tenets into a slippery slope which I still see: The Bible is not just merely a group of ancient stories and myths, it is a factual account of God’s intervention in the world on behalf of christtianity.

If Chirstianity right that the central premise really is, “the cross and the resurrection are historical and central to the faith,” then I agree.