The Philosophy Of The Evangelical Christianity ( Ec ) Essay

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Before speaking to Kostenberger and Jones’s (2010) theology of marriage, it is important to define Evangelical Christianity (EC). Heltzel (2009) defined EC as having four features which included, “an expression of conversion to Jesus Christ, a view that the Bible is the ultimate religious authority, an activism expressed through evangelism and social witness –or actively sharing with others about Jesus Christ death on the cross and how this has provided forgiveness of sin , and an emphasis on Jesus’s death on the cross and bodily resurrection from the dead (p. 7, as cited in in Lee, 2013). Johnston (2001) defined ECs as those who believe that salvation is acquired only by means of personal faith in Jesus Christ brought about by the Holy Spirit. Additionally ECs hold the belief that the bible is the ultimate source of truth and foundation for faith and commitment to evangelism– or actively sharing the good news of salvation, or forgiveness of sins accomplished by Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, (Prill, 2005; as cited in Rosson & Field, 2008). Still Bunn (2005) described EC, as those who believe in, “scriptural inerrancy, salvation based upon faith, [and] the transforming power of repentance…” (p. 9). For purposes of clarity and continuity, the definition of Evangelical Christianity will be a compilation of these definitions, with a highlighted emphasis on a common element. Each definition has a common theme in that ECs ascribe to the belief that the bible is the: (a) ultimate…

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