13 Facts About Evangelical


Evangelical churches have been involved in the establishment of elementary and secondary schools.

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Term "Open Evangelical" refers to a particular Christian school of thought or churchmanship, primarily in Great Britain .

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Evangelical revivalism imbued ordinary men and women with a confidence and enthusiasm for sharing the gospel and converting others outside of the control of established churches, a key discontinuity with the Protestantism of the previous era.

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Evangelical described receiving assurance of God's grace after a period of fasting, self-examination, and despair over his sins.

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Evangelical preachers emphasized personal salvation and piety more than ritual and tradition.

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Evangelical clergy networked together through societies such as the Eclectic Society in London and the Elland Society in Yorkshire.

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In Nigeria the Evangelical Church Winning All is the largest church organization with five thousand congregations and over three million members.

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In Kenya, mainstream Evangelical denominations have taken the lead in promoting political activism and backers, with the smaller Evangelical sects of less importance.

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Daniel arap Moi was president 1978 to 2002 and claimed to be an Evangelical; he proved intolerant of dissent or pluralism or decentralization of power.

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The rich and the poor remained traditional Catholics, while most Evangelical Protestants were in the new lower-middle class–known as the "C class" .

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Evangelical escalated the war against leftist guerrilla insurgents as a holy war against atheistic "forces of evil".

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Recurrent themes within American Evangelical discourse include abortion, evolution denial, secularism, and the notion of the United States as a Christian nation.

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Particularly controversial doctrine within the Evangelical Churches is that of prosperity theology, which spread in the 1970s and 1980s in the United States, mainly through Pentecostal and charismatic televangelists.

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