Evangelical Characteristics & Beliefs:
Four Characteristics / Four Core Beliefs
There are an estimated 1/2 billion Evangelical Christians in the world today (estimates actually vary from 1/4 billion to 1 billion as of 2006).
The Bible is accepted by Evangelicals as the Holy Spirit inspired revelation of God's Word (inerrant in the original autographs) and therefore the ultimate authority in matters of faith and practice. The historicity of the miracles of Jesus Christ and of His Virgin Birth, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Second Coming are asserted.
Despite many variations, Evangelicals generally adhere to Four Characteristics, and Four Core Beliefs:
Four Core Beliefs:
Bible Verses Referenced Above:
1"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." -Ephesians 2:8,9
2"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" -II Timothy 3:16
3"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." - John 17:17
4"Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:" -Matthew 28:19
5"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures;" -I Corinthians 15:3,4
6"That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." -John 3:6,7
Bebbington study of British evangelicalism.
John C. Green, director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron in Ohio, in the 2004 American Religious Landscape Report.
Holy Bible (King James Version)
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