Following is the Evangelical theology which evolved from the Pietism and Revivalist movement (Olson 33). Charles Finney, a leader in Evangelism, emphasized the need and ability to evangelize the world while also maintaining the power of free will” thereby influencing all but not trying to control the mind of the masses (Lane 253, 254). As well as being a supreme authority Evangelist’s believe that because the Bible was written by man through God’s instruction the Bible is both fully man’s and God’s (256). Furthermore, because the words written by man come directly from God the Bible is God’s holy word and everything it contains is true (257). The Evangelicals believed that “the Bible is the supreme authority for faith and practice” and it is Christ who redeemed us through the cross (Bingham 162).
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...I could grow and learn in a Christ centered environment and be more prepared for when I graduate and fond my place as a Christian in a secular world. But I will be the one influencing others. With the Bible as my sword and the Lord as my strength there is nothing I am unable do.
Bingham, D. Jeffrey. Pocket History of the Church. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2002. Print.
Kantzer, Kenneth S. “Neo-Orthodoxy and the Inspiration of Scripture.” Bibliotheca Sacra 116.461 (1959): 15-29. ATLA Religion Database with ATLAserials. Web. 12 Nov. 2013
Kerr, Hugh T., ed. Readings in Christian Thought. 2nd ed. Nashville: Abingdon, 1990. Print.
Lane, Tony N. S. A Concise History of Christian Thought. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006. Print.
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