Evangelicalism

Evangelicals believe in the Bible as the reliable, authoritative and sufficient source of knowledge about God.  You must have a personal experience of a conversion to Jesus Christ, be born again, and have a personal devotion to Bible reading, prayer, and evangelization.  Evangelical was a term originally used to describe Catholics who were more biblical.  Today Protestants with American roots in the 18th century have appropriated the term “Evangelical Christians.”

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Exclusive Model of Salvation

The exclusive model holds that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation, as the only Son of God, the only Savior.  Jesus is the clearest way to salvation.  Evangelicals believe that you are not saved unless you accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior.  Certainly, he is the “best.”  Baptism in Jesus Christ brings the fullest revelation of truth.  There may be positive values elsewhere, but can you learn anything else?  The Christian Church is the one and only true religion.  There is no salvation outside this church.  Missionaries and evangelists have preached the need to know Jesus Christ as your personal savior.