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Evangelical Separation Controversy

1966

This took place at the second National Assembly of Evangelicals, held at Westminster Central Hall. Against the current climate of ecumenism, Martyn challenged evangelicals to rather withdraw from denominations (he possibly had the Church of England in mind) which had compromised on essential Christian doctrine. John Stott, a leading Anglican and chair of the meeting, openly rebuked Martyn for his call for separation and saw no need for it.