Evangelical Religion

The Evangelical Religion is a Protestant Christian faith that originated in Great Britain in 1730 and its main belief is that of being born again. The adherents believe in the authority of the bible and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Mr David Bebbington has termed the four main aspects as conversion, activism, Biblicism and crucicentrism and these form the basis of the Evangelical Movement.

The term evangelical is a derivative of the Greek word for gospel or good news.

Religious reform movements between 1730 and 1790 such as Puritanism, Pietism, and Methodism were fueled by dissatisfaction with the established church in England and mark the start of modern evangelicalism.

In the United States, Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield, were considered early leaders in evangelicalism.

Evangelical" is not synonymous with "fundamentalist Christianity", although the latter is sometimes regarded as the most theologically conservative subset of the former. The major differences largely hinge upon views of how to regard and approach scripture, as well as its worldview implications.

Evangelicals are often concerned with their own failure to live up to Christian standards in comparison to the world.

Worldwide, evangelical churches together with Pentecostals claim to be the most rapidly growing Christian churches. The World Evangelical Alliance is "a network of churches in 127 nations that have each forming an alliance and over 100 international organizations encompassing more than 420 million evangelical Christians.

The Alliance (WEA) was formed in 1951 by evangelicals from 21 countries. It has worked to support its members to work together globally.

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