What is an Evangelical church?
An evangelical church is a Protestant body that
emphasizes the gospel, God's redemption for man, along with the belief that
salvation is obtained through faith in the grace of God, not earned by man's
efforts or good works. The evangelical church promotes the basic Christian
doctrines: The trinity, the deity of Christ, the personality of the Holy
Spirit, the inspiration of scripture, the vicarious suffering of Christ for
atonement of sin, His resurrection from death, His ascension to heaven, His
personal return, the resurrection and judgment of all men, heaven and hell.
The primary distinction of an evangelical church is their view of biblical
authority — that scripture is the infallible, written Word of God. The form
of worship may vary somewhat from church to church, but usually follows the
influences of revivalistic liturgy of the 19th century.
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