The Roman Catholic Church would be gravely misunderstood if it should be concluded that her present ecumenical adventuresomeness and openness meant that she was prepared to reexamine any of her fixed dogmatic positions. What the church is prepared to do is to take...a more imaginative and contemporary presentation of these fixed positions.
—Cardinal Augustin Bea, president, Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity
We have in America an awesome number of persons who claim to be born-again Christians. The evidence is overwhelming that a terribly high percentage of that number could not possibly be Christians, because their lives are totally out of alignment with Christian truth.
—Richard Owen Roberts, president, International Awakening Ministries
There has got to be some serious attention given to the methodologies we’re using and theological things we’re teaching that are fostering this [false faith]. I think the spirit of the age has infected the church, and we don’t want to offend anybody.
—Bill Elliff, First Baptist Church of Little Rock, AK, concerned for the many “spurious conversions”
[F]alse teachers...have success...and people bear with them. But no patience is to be exercised toward true teachers...! There is only judgment, condemnation and scorn. Hence the office of preaching is a grievous one. He who has not for his sole motive the benefit of his neighbor and the glory of God cannot continue therein. The true teacher must labor, and permit others to have the honor and profit of his efforts, while he receives injury and derision for his reward.