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May 27, 2010 at 3:16 am #9777AnonymousInactive"LARobert":37jbprp8 wrote:Among the churches that deny infant baptism are the Baptist, (all the various Baptist groups) the Assembly of God, Most Evangelical (although not Evangelical Lutherans) and as new Protestant Churches are founded each day, the list becomes very long, and complex, since some who deny infant baptism today, may change their position in the future.[/quote:37jbprp8]
exactly what does evangelical mean? I used to watch Dr. Charles Stanley’s “In touch ministries” and they claim that they are evangelicals, yet their church is called a “first baptist church” and yet they also have infant baptism… yet some catholics also call themselves “evangelical catholics”
what exactly does evangelical mean??? ” title=”Neutral” />May 27, 2010 at 4:16 am #9778AnonymousInactive
Evangelium is latin for Gospel. In old English Gospel is God Spiel, or good word (Good News)
Evanglicals of the Baptist stripe claim that only the Bible, (those books they accept) and in some cases only the version they accept can be used to determine the truth. No historical context, only what the Holy Spirit tells them individually.
Among the Evangelical Lutherans (and James can corret me if I’m off base) it was to signify a return to the Bible as the basis for the Faith, and a return to what Lutherans saw as a return to the practice of the Early Church as they saw it.
There are Non-Roman Catholics who call themselves Evangelical Catholic, they are not in communion with Rome, and decide on their own what they will retain from Catholic teachings and morals, and what they will reject. Most are modern day schisms from the Old Catholic Church of Utrech, in the Netherlands.
Lastly there are Catholics in communion with Rome who call themselves Evangelical, because the Catholic Church teaches that we are the Church found in the Gospels, the same today as in the days of the Apostles. Catholics also practice what are called in the Church, Evangelical Counsels, or Faith Love and Hope. (Other Christians also refer to these as they are taught in the Gospels.)May 27, 2010 at 11:42 am #9782AnonymousInactive
In my Comparative Religions class, we also learned that the base word of Evangelism comes from the Greek word meaning Good News.
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