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Evangelical Christianity

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Of, relating to, or being in agreement with the Gospel, particularly as presented in the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John).

The first person to employ the word evangelical to denote a specific doctrinal tradition was Martin Luther, who used it to define those Christians who stressed justification "by faith alone" and who used the Bible as the final authority in contrast to the Roman Catholic ecclesiastical system, which allowed a place for tradition and good works along with faith
Source: Burgess and McGee, editors, Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. p.96


Christian The Gospel of Jesus Christ: An Evangelical Celebration An evangelical statement of beliefs, with a companion article titled, "A Call To Evangelical Unity"
Christian What is an Evangelical? By Michael S. Horton


Christian What Is an Evangelical By by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones



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Christian The Evangelical Theological Society A professional society of Biblical scholars, teachers, pastors and others involved in the evangelical scholarship serving Christ and His Church.

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