Thabiti has a great post over at Pure Church regarding an "evangelical" re-entering the Roman Catholic church. At the end of his post, he finished with this question: "What is an evangelical?"
Now that's an interesting question isn't it. And one that should make for interesting discussions. So I wanted to offer my thoughts and then get yours as well. I'm going to present a list and as you read this list ask yourself this question:
If I take this one away, OR don't believe this one, can I still be considered an evangelical Christian?
- Sola Gratia
- Sola Fide
- Sola Scriptura
- Solus Christus
- Soli Deo Gloria
- Virgin Birth
- Sinless Life
- Penal Substitutionary Atonement
- Gender Distinctions
- Literal Bodily Resurrection
- Original Sin
What are some that I have missed in your opinion? What are some that need to be added? How would you formulate a "Statement Of Faith" to define what an evanglical is?