Monday, April 5, 2010

John MacArthur called it

“In the first quarter of 2009, Time magazine ran a cover story titled '10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now.' Number three on their list was 'The New Calvinism.' All of this, obviously is strong motivation for evangelical and post-modern pragmatists to jump on the Calvinist bandwagon. (Why wouldn’t those who think of religion as a product to be marketed-as well as those addicted to popularity-want to get into the fastest growing demographic?)

"Prepare yourself for a wave of erstwhile Emergents and evangelical pragmatists to run to the crowd and declare themselves the true representatives of neo-Calvinism. They will bring every pragmatic tool in their arsenal and will exert all their energies toward making 'the New Calvinism' seem even more stylish-until the glow fades and something else becomes stylish, and they will run after that. The sober, biblically minded remnant in their midst need to remain on guard.” -- John MacArthur, Ashamed of the Gospel (Third Edition)

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