Way of Life Literature

Publisher of Bible Study Materials


New Evangelicalism - It's History, Characteristics, and Fruit
by David W. Cloud

Few subjects are more important for fundamentalist churches than this. Most people that leave fundamentalist churches do not join the Roman Catholic Church or the Mormons or a liberal Protestant denomination; most go the way of the positive-thinking, easy-going New Evangelicalism.

Church members are confronted with New Evangelical philosophy on every hand--through popular Christian television preachers and nationally syndicated radio personalities, at the local ecumenical bookstore, through members of other churches, through ecumenical evangelistic crusades, through political activity, and through interdenominational organizations such as Promise Keepers. To be ignorant of the insidious and pervasive nature of New Evangelicalism is to be unprepared to identify and resist it, yet, large numbers of fundamentalists know little or nothing about it.

When a fundamental Baptist evangelist asked the students of a well-known independent Baptist Bible College to raise their hands if they could define New Evangelicalism, only two could respond. Hosea 4:6 warns, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”

This book documents THE HISTORY AND SPREAD of New Evangelicalism since the 1950s and describes THE PRINCIPLES of New Evangelicalism in a very practical manner so that church members can understand what it is. These principles include the following: New Evangelicalism is characterized by a repudiation of separation, by a love for positivism and by a repudiation of the more negative aspects of biblical Christianity, by a judge-not philosophy, by a dislike of doctrinal controversy, by exalting love and unity above doctrine, by a desire for intellectual respectability, by pride of scholarship, by an attitude of anti-fundamentalism, by the division of biblical truth into categories of important and not important, and by a general mood of softness and tolerance, of a desire for a less strict Christianity, and of a weariness with theological fighting.

The book also describes the apostate fruit of New Evangelicalism, which is admitted even by key Evangelical leaders. Its apostasy is seen in the questioning of biblical infallibility, in its ecumenicalism, in a dramatic downgrade in Christian morality, and in its acceptance of and tolerance toward heretics.

See related DVD/eVideo

My Image

ISBN 1-58318-100-8

190 pages

pdf, mobi, epub

or call... 1-866-295-4143 (toll free: USA & Canada) all other Int'l calls: 1-519-652-2619

If you live in Canada -

For your order to be charged in Canadian funds and to ship within Canada, please place your order by phone.  Call toll free 1-866-295-4143.  Note that all cart orders process in US dollars and ship from the USA.


CART TERMS (if you use the cart)
   - Prices shown are US Funds
   - Items ship from Port Huron, MI. USA.
   - Cart accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover, AmEx, PayPal.
   - Shipping is real time USPS lookup base on weight.
   - International customers: Call or use cart.
   - No refunds. Defective material will be replaced.

   - Orders typically ship in 3-4 days.
   - Your order will typically arrive in 2-3 weeks.

   - Customer is responsible for backups.
   - We cannot guarantee file replacement.