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Schaeffer Archive

Articles from our Founder and others contributing to his philosophy and call to action

One of our main current tasks at FASICLD is research, using Schaeffer's ideas as well as researching his materials, for the purpose to make insights and application for church leaders and pastors to help lead the church into a better more biblical direction.

We must stand clearly for the principle of the purity of the visible church, and we must call for the appropriate discipline of those who take a position which is not according to Scripture. But at the same time we must visibly love them as people as we speak and write about them.... We must say that (they) are desperately wrong and that they require discipline in and by the church, but we must do so in terms that show it is not merely the flesh speaking. This is beyond us, but not beyond the work of the Holy Spirit. . . . with prayer both love, and concern for the truth, can be shown.. . . Francis A. Schaeffer (The Church Before the Watching World)

Because of God's call and Schaeffer's influence, we desire to see a church committed to His purpose and poured out to His ways. Then we will see revival through real prayer and devotion to His Lordship.

Articles about Francis Schaeffer

Francis Schaeffer was a pioneer in the field of apologetics and the development of a Christian response to the anti-supernaturalism which dominated western thought in the 20th century.

The Need to Read Francis Schaeffer

In a time when true scholarship is often equated with specialization in a particular period, people, or subject, Schaeffer was a grand generalist. He was a true Renaissance man who...
From the very beginning, then, Schaeffer had a mind for what he called "True Truth." He loved the Bible and its message of salvation first and foremost because it is "true." It accurately reflects the reality within which all human beings find themselves and against which, ultimately, they cannot revolt -- try as they may.

Articles from Francis Schaeffer

The Great Evangelical Disaster

"Make no mistake. We as Bible-believing evangelical Christians are locked in a battle. This is not a friendly gentleman's discussion. It is a life and death conflict between the...

A Step Forward

Shortly after the formation of the Presbyterian Church in America, on 4 December 1973, Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer composed the following thoughts in observance of that event. Notable in his mind was the contrast between...

Marking the Watershed

God's Word will never pass away, but looking back to the Old Testament and since the time of Christ, with tears we must say that because of lack of fortitude and faithfulness on the part of God's people…

The Mark of the Christian

Christians have not always presented a pretty picture to the world. Too often they have failed to show the beauty of love, the beauty of Christ,the Holiness of God, and the world has turned away.

A Christian Manifesto

This address was delivered by the late Dr. Schaeffer in 1982 at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is based on one of his books, which bears the same title

Schaeffer on Education

From a speech given in 1982...) Now, moving from public schools to private schools, what is the priority?

A Review Of A Review

The material which has appeared in The Bible Today dealing with what Dr. Buswell calls "Presuppositionalism" has interested me greatly. I have before me these articles in The Bible Today, and...
An address by Dr. Schaeffer to the 10th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America on the occasion of the receiving into its' body of the Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Synod.

Truthfully Yours

We like out foolish ways. Each person can set up an unquestioned authority in his own world. But the foundation under the concept and the word TRUTH has been washed away in pursuit of personal truth.
Both terms 'liberal' and 'conservative' can either cheer or scare the public. They may express pride to describe one's own orientation or may be employed to put down the other person with contempt.

The New Pragmatism

The late Dr James Montgomery Boice delivered a series of three messages - the Den Dulk Lectures...

A Rational Defense Of The Gospel

A brief biography of Francis Schaeffer After a time of living as a self-proclaimed agnostic, he decided to read the Bible, beginning with Genesis, and see for himself if God exists.

The Abolition of Truth and Morality

The basic problem of the Christians in this country in the last eighty years or so, in regard to society and in regard to government, is that they have seen things in bits and pieces instead of totals.

The Law and the Law of Love

The question before us is what the Christian life, true spirituality, really is, and how it may be lived in a twentieth-century setting.

Schaeffer on Baptism

In introduction, there are several things to emphasize as we begin this study.

We Don't Have Forever

The following transcript was recently provided by the courtesy of Jeff Lawrence of Montgomery, AL. It originally was printed in the PCA Messenger in 1980)
As I was walking home from the post office today, where I had gone to send off a great pile of letters and some packages, I was thinking of my answer to you.
Our current task is the collecting articles and essays by the Late Francis Schaeffer, as well as researching his materials and making application of them to help lead the church into a better, more biblical direction.
Continuing the Legacy and Influence of Francis Schaeffer with New Research and Findings
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