Date: November 27, 2017 07:19PM
> I would be interested in any quote from any church
> that gives a clear and contrary definition of the
> term evangelical.
How about the "National Association of Evangelicals?"https://www.nae.net/what-is-an-evangelical/
According to them, what makes a church "evangelical:"
Conversionism: the belief that lives need to be transformed through a “born-again” experience and a life long process of following Jesus
Activism: the expression and demonstration of the gospel in missionary and social reform efforts
Biblicism: a high regard for and obedience to the Bible as the ultimate authority
Crucicentrism: a stress on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross as making possible the redemption of humanity
They barely mention part of your definition.
Or how about the "Evangelical Manifesto," which also doesn't agree with your definition, and specifically lists "evangelical beliefs" that one MUST have to be an "evangelical?"http://evangelicalmanifesto.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Evangelical_Manifesto_Summary.pdf
> It is interesting that you would
> use Billy Graham, who does not in the article give
> a specific definition of the term, who was himself
> a renowned evangelist whose specific ministry was
> to bring people to a saving knowledge of
> Christ...that and little else but the very
> demonstration of the term. An evangelical
> ministry and process supported by mainline
> churches such as Anglican as well as those who
> actually do represent the term. Evangelical is
> not a specific set of beliefs as much as it is the
> process of presenting the Christian Gospel.
Not according to the "National Association of Evangelicals" or the "Evangelical Manifesto," which mentions a specific set of beliefs.
I'd also disagree with your description of Billy Graham and his "ministry." But then, I'm not an "evangelical...." :)
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