From WW2 to T4G: Changing World, Unchanging Word
The ACCC at 75 Years
October 18-20, 2016
It was 1941. A new house cost $4075, a new car $850, a gallon of gas, 12 cents. World War II raged in Europe. Franklin Roosevelt entered a third term as president, and on December 7 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, bringing the US to war.
Other attacks raged, subtle and deadly. Biblical scholars attacked Scripture, denying its authority and reliability. Christians had to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3). Amid this fray and for this purpose, the American Council of Christian Churches arose to contend.
For many, battle-lines soon blurred. Battle-fatigue begat defectors who, like Demas, “loved this present world” (II Tim. 4:19). Some flattered the foe, naïvely hoping for good. Zeal for worldly respect drove men to truce with error and its proponents. Truth faded amid diminished obedience.
Ecumenical evangelism, charismatic confusion, morality movements, manhood meetings, entertainment worship—innovations waxed and waned. Utopian hopes yielded disappointment in unfulfilled promises, soon to be replaced by another fad, another variation of the same theme.
Among them, one seeks in vain the biblical admonition, “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Eph. 5:11). Absent is the exhortation, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?” (II Cor. 6:14-16a).
Neither tradition, nor memories of the fathers, nor preoccupation with things “old;” but the unchanging, ever-new Word of God must be our cause and our standard. To this end we gather to hear the Word of God preached, and to fellowship with
Join us for the 75th Annual Convention of the American Council of Christian Churches, October 18-20, Faith Baptist Church, Kittery, Maine.
“As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried:
he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.”
Go to the Annual Convention page here for more information and to register online.