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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians? The Christian Science Monitor is owned by the Christian Science church. Many Christians would not consider The ...
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Is there a theological basis for climate change skepticism among evangelicals?

In this video I explored reasons that there is sometimes strain between faith and science. If, because I am a man of faith and I love science, I am not the target audience you're looking for, I can ...
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What is the theological significance of the label "Christian", according to evangelicals?

How Evangelicals use the label "Christian" for self-definition and for certifying others In the absence of an independent arbitrator that governs who can label themselves "Christian&...
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Is there a theological basis for climate change skepticism among evangelicals?

A significant fraction of Evangelical Christians also believe in "Young Earth Creationism", which is to say they take Genesis 1-3 at face value and believe that the Earth is ~6,000-7,000 ...
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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians? There is no reason (other than unreasonable fears caused by their own prejudices) why anyone would object to ...
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What is the theological significance of the label "Christian", according to evangelicals?

That is a good question. In my experience, the evangelical Christians I know would define a Christian as someone who believes the Gospel as taught in Scripture. As we see in Galatians, the Apostle ...
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What is the appeal of John Piper (Desiring God Ministries)?

I can understand your question. I may not agree with John Piper all the time, but when I would like a 21st century Reformed position on an issue or a Bible verse interpretation, especially when there ...
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What do Evangelical Protestants mean by "receive Jesus"?

For Evangelicals, "receiving Jesus" can be considered to be functionally equivalent to one or more of the following: Regeneration Being born again Receiving the (indwelling) Holy Spirit Being ...
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According to Evangelical Christians, what does a person need to believe about Jesus in order to be saved?

This question really focuses the mind on what the essential point of saving faith amounts to! It is true that the New Testament has many 'condensed' gospel presentations, but some seem to highlight ...
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How do evangelical universalists reconcile their position with the designation for Judas that it would be better if he had never been born?

I identify as an evangelical universalist. I don't know if you'll find this worthwhile, but here's my take. It sounds an awful lot like a figure of speech to me. If it is, it's best not to draw too ...
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What do Evangelicals who speak negatively of "religion" mean by that?

Evangelicalism is a pretty wide spectrum, and there are certainly many branches of it that have little issue with calling their belief system a "religion." After all, John Calvin wrote the ...
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Is there a theological basis for climate change skepticism among evangelicals?

Many Christians believe that God is in complete control of the weather, using it for blessings and curses. They don't deny that the climate is changing, but they do doubt that it is caused by humans, ...
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What does it mean to say a bible translation is "evangelical?"

There's no clear meaning and the phrase should be avoided. In one sense it would just refer to the background of the translation. Some translations are made by a team that is entirely evangelical, ...
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Was Satan created to accuse, or has he assumed that role in rebellion?

It is important to look at the context of Revelation 9:11. The Destroyer is released from the abyss by the star that fell from heaven. And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven ...
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What is the difference between Presbyterianism and Evangelicalism?

As you mention, evangelicalism refers to a movement that typically emphasizes salvation through faith in Christ, the authority of the Bible, evangelism, and a conversion experience. On the other hand,...
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How do Evangelicals explain when Paul writes "I, not the Lord"?

Evangelical commentators generally hold that Paul is speaking authoritatively in 1 Corinthians 7:12, and only indicating that he was not aware of any direct teaching on this subject by Jesus during ...
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What do Evangelicals who speak negatively of "religion" mean by that?

Much of the popular usage of "religion" in the negative isn't relegated to any particular denomination of evangelical Protestants, and if you consult theologians in that denomination they wouldn't use ...
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Do Evangelicals think you have to be saved every day?

It is true that many scriptures exhort us to spiritual exercises on a daily basis : prayer, worship and the care of our fellow human beings. And it is true that Jesus Christ himself exhorts to ...
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How can Evangelicals link baptism and circumcision without practicing infant baptism?

Abraham's Circumcision First of all, we must differentiate between Abraham's circumcision and the circumcision of the covenant that applied to Abraham's descendants and household. They are still the ...
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Do spirits need bodies to manifest?

As a lifelong Protestant whom most people accept as being 'evangelical' I would say the following : There are many examples and this is but one [Acts 8:27-29, KJV] : Behold, a man of Ethiopia, an ...
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How are the religious usages of mainline and evangelical related to their general nonreligious meanings?

In Christian usage the word 'mainline' (or "mainstream') means exactly what the dictionary says. It means one of the large, organized denominations. It is often modified, so "mainline ...
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What is the theological significance of the label "Christian", according to evangelicals?

Is there any theological significance attached to the label that causes this reluctance to grant the label Christian (according to evangelicals)? Or are there non-theological reasons? I think the ...
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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Everyone lies on somewhere of the political psychological spectrum of being left wing or right wing. Some are too devoted to the government, and some are too rebellious, supporting individualism and ...
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How could Satan be cursed to crawl on the ground, yet walk before God in Job?

I guess when you consider that Revelation clearly identifies the serpent in the garden as Satan, then this might appear to be a problem. However when you consider that Satan is a spiritual being that ...
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The nature and extent of the atonement of Jesus during the crucifixion

The Greek phrase "wrath of God" is οργη θεου. The phrase appears only twice in the New Testament. John writes that the wrath of God will be visited upon those who do not believe in His Son (3:36). ...
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Connection between the Jesus Prayer and chanting "Jesus!" during worship?

The Jesus Prayer referenced comes from believers within a structured liturgical tradition - principally the Eastern Orthodox Church - so there would be no connection with the use of the prayer in the ...
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What do Evangelical Protestants mean by "receive Jesus"?

In hopes to give a useful answer I will simply provide two different verses that mention receiving Jesus and quotes from well know evangelical protestants to let them speak for themselves. KJV John ...
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Can pastors at Evangelical denominations teach that Jesus was resurrected with an invisible and immaterial body?

There's no authenticating body for evangelicalism, so who could stop an "evangelical" church preaching heresy if that's what they decided they wanted to do? But to teach an immaterial ...
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According to evangelicals, who are the Great Multitude at Rev 7:9, who come out of the great tribulation (on earth) where they are given life?

Since there is no ruling body for evangelical Christians, each church, preacher, and member could take a different interpretation. In this answer I'll present various articles from generally well-...
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How are the religious usages of mainline and evangelical related to their general nonreligious meanings?

ORGANIZATIONALLY (non-religious sense), both Mainline and Evangelical terms refer to 2 different ways that Protestant churches are governed in North America. Mainline churches are part of a hierarchy ...
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