So you are Evangelical?

Following the Evangelical Revival in the 18th century the word Evangelical (with a capital ‘E’) came to represent that part of the Church of England that promoted

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  • A high regard for the truth of the Bible
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  • Focus on the atoning work of Christ 
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  • The need for personal conversion
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  • Faith expressed in action and service
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It was known as an ‘Experimental’ religion (rather than a formulaic one perhaps?) meaning that it was both inwardly and outwardly vibrant.

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After a recent discussion on the purpose and progress of the church (the church in the West, that is, and of England specifically; the church in the East is a different matter all together) I am left wondering how many Evangelicals today can rightly own the name?

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