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230: What is an Evangelical Christian?

230: What is an Evangelical Christian?

With the popularity of non-orthodox Christian theology and modern liberal ideology growing within contemporary Christian circles, there has been a need to label or identify those specific Christian groups and churches which hold closely to the doctrine and ideals of traditional orthodox Christianity. That group has been labeled "Evangelical Christians."

The Evangelical movement is a worldwide interdenominational movement within Christianity (specifically Protestant Christianity) which seeks to maintain fundamental Christian beliefs and conserve the traditionally embraced elements of the Gospel. Typically, Evangelicals affirm these truths and ideals:

Inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture
Jesus' virgin birth, physical death on a cross, and physical resurrection
Deity of Christ
Every human's need for faith in Christ alone for salvation
Importance of our Christian faith actually governing our daily lives and choices
Importance of evangelism (spreading the Gospel to others)