Enmity between the church and the world dates from the Fall of man, so God says in Genesis 3.15. Satan's major strategy is the overthrow of the church by the world, through infiltration and contamination. But seldom has this battle reached the proportions of this present hour, when worldliness threatens every believer and church. And so subtle is the enemy that fatal compromise now comes with an appearance of sound doctrine - in an apparent resurgence of the very best of Reformation and Puritan teaching. This book reveals the new 'gospel' of the so-called 'new Calvinism'. It is a gospel that changes the terms of salvation, and that loves the world and embraces its culture. Here are the objectives of the new Calvinists, taken from their own words. - Dr Peter Masters, Metropolitan Tabernacle
About the Author
Dr. E. S. Williams was Director of Public Health for Croydon Health Authority for many years. He is the author of 'The Dark Side of Christian Counselling', 'Christ or Therapy?' and numerous research papers in medical journals.
The book gives a good introduction to three of new Calvinism's leaders. While this is helpful, it does little to discuss why the resurgence in Reformed thinking is taking place nor the effect it is having on the church. It is clear the author writes from what would once be described as a fundamentalist or ultra-traditional position. His criticisms largely focus on the use of contemporary music and forms rather than issues of doctrine. Since the new Reformers wreaking havoc in the Southern Baptist Church and other conservative denominations a more spot-on analysis would make the book stronger. - Michael W. Hines