I am going to simplify the history here a little bit, but in essence it is accurate. If you answer this, please do your best to keep the emotionalism out of it, and answer with Scriptural principles. It is 1957. You are an influential evangelical pastor in New York. Billy Graham's advance man is sitting across from you in your office, trying to get you to add your influence to the upcoming New York Crusade by joining a committee. There is only one problem. Graham is insisting on a wide theological spectrum being included on the committee, including at least one avowed theological liberal. You know that a liberal such as this man is likely to deny any or all of the following doctrines: the virgin birth of Christ, the deity of Christ, the substitutionary atonement, the verbal inspiration of the Bible, the second coming of Christ. This is a crucial year for the history of evangelicalism. Later in the year influential pastor Harold John Ockenga, who invented the term "New Evangelical" ten years earlier, will issue his famous news release stating a new direction for evangelicalism, a distinct policy of dialogue and cooperation with liberals. Ockenga would write in that news release, "The New Evangelicalism has changed its strategy from one of separation to one of infiltration." Later, noted theologian Millard Erickson (sympathetic to Graham) would write in The New Evangelical Theology, "Billy Graham's evangelistic work is 'cooperative evangelism.' He has shown a desire to work with ministers of varying theological stripe, whether liberal or conservative. In his city-wide campaigns, he prefers that the invitation and planning be done by a group representing the various positions of the theological spectrum" (p. 37). In other words, Graham insisted from 1957 on that theological liberals be included in the planning and execution of all of his crusades. According to this new position of Graham's, you can't stay on the fence. It is time to decide. Will you join the New Evangelicals in their quest to dialogue and cooperate with liberals? Or will you take your stand with the old-style evangelicals, often called Fundamentalists? Either way you may be excoriated. Much will be said on both sides that perhaps Christians shouldn't say. The historical ramifications for many decades will be staggering. What stand will you take? What scriptural principle will you base your stand on?