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My name is Max Blaska and I am an Evangelical Christian. I used to be an agnostic. I am writing this blog because there are a lot of misconceptions about Evangelical Christianity. Many non-Christians when they hear that word think Religious Right. That is a misnomer. I know from my communication class that words mean what we make them mean. First they were fundamentalists and then after that word became toxic they labeled themselves Evangelical.
What does Evangelical mean. bear with me, not all my blogs will be as academic as this one This is the definition from Dictionary.com
e·van·gel·i·cal [ee-van-jel-i-kuhl, ev-uhn-] Show IPA
Also, e·van·gel·ic. pertaining to or in keeping with the gospeland its teachings.
belonging to or designating the Christian churches thatemphasize the teachings and authority of the Scriptures,especially of the new testament, in opposition to theinstitutional authority of the church itself, and that stress asparamount the tenet that salvation is achieved by personalconversion to faith in the atonement of Christ.
designating Christians, especially of the late 1970s, eschewingthe designation of fundamentalist but holding to a conservativeinterpretation of the Bible.
pertaining to certain movements in the Protestant churches inthe 18th and 19th centuries that stressed the importance ofpersonal experience of guilt for sin, and of reconciliation to Godthrough Christ.
marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause.
an adherent of evangelical doctrines or a person who belongs toan evangelical church or party.Origin:
1525–35; < Late Latin evangelicus (< Late Greek euangelikós; seeevangel1 , -ic) + -al1
e·van·gel 1 [ih-van-juhl] Show IPA
the good tidings of the redemption of the world through JesusChrist; the gospel.
( usually initial capital letter ) any of the four Gospels.
doctrine taken as a guide or regarded as of prime importance.
good news or tidings.
1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin evangelium < Greek euangélion good news (see eu-, angel); replacing Middle English evangile