Ten Things to Understand About Evangelical Christians

ChurchIf you’re as weary as I am of having pundits and politicians misrepresent who evangelicals are, what we believe, and our attitudes toward those we disagree with, you may find this blog helpful, and may wish to share it.

Of course, those who call themselves evangelical Christians can act like jerks, idiots, bigots and big-mouths, just like people from every other group, but thoughtful observers won’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.

I know and appreciate Warren Cole Smith, the author of this article. You don’t have to agree with everything he says, or how he says it, but overall he makes some important points about evangelical Christians, around the world and in America.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Evangelicals

A reporter offers his insights on a religious movement everyone talks about but few understand.

1. Evangelicals share a common belief.

Being an evangelical actually means something doctrinally and theologically, namely that salvation comes by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Evangelicalism is not, or not merely, a demographical subset or sociological tribe. An evangelical is someone who both believes and wants to share with others this evangel, this good news.

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Randy Alcorn, founder of EPM

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over fifty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries

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