Monday, July 28, 2008

Evangelical Pragmatism

by John MacArthur

What is pragmatism? Basically it is a philosophy that says that results determine meaning, truth, and value — what will work becomes a more important question than what is true. As Christians, we are called to trust what the Lord says, preach that message to others, and leave the results to Him. But many have set that aside. Seeking relevancy and success, they have welcomed the pragmatic approach and have received the proverbial Trojan horse.

Let me take a few minutes to explain a little of the history leading up to the current entrenchment of the pragmatic approach in the evangelical church and to show you why it isn’t as innocent as it looks.

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Sam said...

Thank the Lord for John MacArthur! He is such a wonderful voice for truth and has stood firm when many others have compromised.

lifecypha said...

I don't know if you've seen it, but Word Pictures put out a DVD series called "Does Truth Matter" and it's John MacArthur talking about this very subject. I highly recommend it.