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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 move this to a comment. My principle observation, as it relates to the OP, is that many people of faith (particularly in my country) are accustomed to being told ...


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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" (like how USDA governs the meaning of 'Organic') we will always come across different groups assigning their own precise definition, although as you say, the ...


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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 years old and that life was created by God. This is of course in direct contradiction to the currently prevalent strict-Naturalist viewpoint (which necessitates ...


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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 Paul himself warns against those who would distort the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel would generally include at least the following: There is a God who ...


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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 are multiple viewpoints even within the Reformed camp (as you know, there are variants such as Hyper-Calvinism, Neo-Calvinism, Christian Reconstructionism, etc....


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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, and more importantly they deny that people have any ability to prevent these changes from happening. There are many biblical passages about how God will bless ...


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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 simplest answer could be expressed as "brand recognition". I'm also a technology fan, so to use an analogy, let's say we're talking about "IBM-...


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I take "evangelicals" to mean Protestants. Within Protestantism, the term "Christian" is both theologically and socially significant, and has come to refer to the collection of individuals and churches that form the Body of Christ. But just as Protestant doctrines are not completely uniform, each Protestant denomination and even ...


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Life. The first point of disagreement is support for Life. The ideas of Malthus, Paul Ehrlich ("The Population Bomb", 1968) and others that humanity was about to exhaust all its resources were used to justify the denial of food aid to India in the 1960s and 70s, push for abortion and one-child policies. In this case, scientific advances led to ...


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Professor of didactic and polemic theology at Princeton Seminary was B.B. Warfield. He upheld the view that a strong emphasis on the divine inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture was fundamental to orthodox theology. During his tenure at Princeton (1887 – 1921) there was “sustained divisive controversy over the nature of Scripture and the newer methods of ...


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I think the term you want is: Confessional Lutheran GratefulDisciple already noted that ELCA has adopted an extremely liberal theology as of late, to the point that they are much closer to "mainstream Protestantism". If you're worried about being tarred with that particular brush, which it sounds like is the case, identifying as confessional ...


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When reviewing the English translation of the German wikipedia article Evangelisch-lutherische Kirchen, "Evangelisch-lutherische Kirchen" is best translated as "Lutheran Protestant Church", or "Lutheran Church" for short, since in English speaking countries, a Lutheran church is automatically Protestant. Therefore it is best ...


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The Lutheran Church in America has various branches. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which is the largest branch in United States, was founded by mostly Scandinavians. In contrast the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) was founded by settlers who came from Germany in the mid to late 19th century. The LCMS Lutherans tend to downplay the ...


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I debated if this should be an Answer, as I go into specifics more than any general answer. But I think it gives insight to your question by pointing out groups that are not considered to be Christians by many or most Evangelicals, and why. You specifically mention the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or Mormons as a group that Evangelicals do not ...


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Most Evangelical Christians are suspicious of what could be the means of centralizing world governments, and that being a contributing factor to the biblical apocalypse. Biblical history lists many empires that rose, and then became so corrupt that they needed to be destroyed. The underlying hope was that there were other nations that were untouched by the ...


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According to Evangelicalism when did Jesus become the High Priest? Well, Hebrews has a lot to say about this, but I'll narrow the scripture references down to just a few that most clearly indicate when Jesus became a priest. 1. After he had become human. 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things,...


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