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REMEMBER N O W TH Y CREATOR IN THE DAYS OF THY YOUTH Ecclesiastes 12.1
BY OR. SAMUEL H. SUTHERLAND ^PRESIDENT, THE BIBLE INSTITUTE OF LOS ANGELES, INC.
T h e t e r m modernist has been largely supplanted by other words and phrases, but the odor lingers on. Indeed, one of the clever ways by which modern unbelief is creeping into our pres ent-day Christianity is by disassociating itself completely from the modernism of the last generation. Forty years ago, when the modernist-fundamentalist contro versy was raging at its height, the modernistic position was quite well defined. It consisted in large measure of a denial of the great foundation truths of historic Protestantism as found in the Word of God. The fundamental of all fundamentals was the conviction that the Bible in its original languages was the result of verbal inspiration by the Holy Spirit, so that "holy men of old spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” As a result of this great foundation fact, there were certain other fundamental truths that were forcefully taught because they were so clearly revealed in the Word of God. The modernist of that generation denied those truths. He denied, first of all, the infallibility o f the Bible, and because he did not have an infallible Bible to guide him in his thinking, he could rationalize anything he wanted to out of the Bible and leave in anything he desired to remain. Incidentally, so many modernists rationalized so much out of the Bible that even some of them became alarmed at the fact that nothing of any consequence whatsoever actually remained in the Book which could be accepted by all of that ilk. Modernism of the last generation based its ideology, in large measure, upon certain negative beliefs which came out of Ger many a hundred and fifty years ago. This system of unbelief has become known as the Graf-Welhausen hypothesis. The leaders in this destructive school of higher criticism began with the convic tion that the Bible was not the inspired Word of God; they then proceeded to prove that point by stating the Pentateuch was not written by Moses but instead by a group of writers, each of whom used a distinctive word for God. These documents were brought together by some unknown redactor who combined these various books of antiquity in a most ingenious manner and called them the Books of Moses. They taught, furthermore, the dutero-Isaiah
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