What is an evangelical?

Lisa Sharon Harper discusses the historic meaning of “evangelical.” Some of this will sound familiar — conversion to Christ within the context of a Bible-centered faith — but some will not.  Social action was key to such teachers as Charles Finney.  Given her description, one must ask: Are some so-called “evangelical leaders” truly evangelical?

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Charles Redfern is a writer, activist, and clergyman living in Connecticut with his wife and family. He's currently writing two books, with more in his head.

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One Comment on “What is an evangelical?”

  1. john liming Says:

    “Evangelical” is fine until it enters the realm of politics and then it comes up against Jesus’ admonition to render unto Caesar that which is Caeser’s and unto God that which is God’s.

    Evangelicals truly seeking the Will of God in their lives are saints. If they perserve in the Spirit of Christ, they will surely inherit the Promise of God for them–eternal happiness in Heaven.

    Evangelicals who choose politics as their mission have switched alliegances and are serving their father, the devil, who is also known by his other name, “American Conservatism.”

    Their end is perdition. The problem is that they show a desire to take the rest of us with them.

    Jesus could not be plainer than when he tells people that His Kingdom is not of this world. You cannot serve both God and Mammon.

    No thanks! As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord, not the Republicans!


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