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Canada Goose Online Summation of Two Preceding Articles on Evangelical ChristianityEvangelical Christianity in America is headed in a very predictable and unoriginal direction. This is my third of three articles describing who evangelicals are, what they believe and where they are headed. There are links to the other two articles at the end of this one. Canada Goose Online

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canada goose black friday sale The Issue Which Future Evangelicalism Will Let Go1. There is one overriding issue, a theological one, which they will let go. This “letting go” actually began in the 1970s and 1980s with Canada Goose Outlet the biblical inerrancy debate. Simply put, inerrancy of the Bible canada goose clearance means that the Bible was inspired by God down to the very words. According to its adherents, there was no error in the original manuscripts of the books of the protestant Bible. This is closely linked to the belief canada goose coats in the infallibility of the Bible. This means that the Bible, if believed and followed, will not lead a person into error; it is trustworthy. Various Christian denominations and seminaries dropped their commitment to the inerrancy Canada Goose Parka of the Bible, but retained a strong commitment to its infallibility. Two such seminaries were Princeton and Fuller. So biblical inerrancy is the issue that Evangelical Christianity will drop, in favor of a renewed emphasis on the infallibility of the Bible. At first this will occur as an informal de emphasis of biblical canada goose black friday sale inerrancy, but will end as an outright rejection of this fundamental doctrine. canada goose black friday sale

canada goose The Issue Which Future Evangelicalism Will Retain and Reinforce2. The issue Evangelicals cheap canada goose will retain and reinforce from their past is the pro life/anti abortion position. The following quote is by Fred Barnes in the Weekly Standard, November 7, 2011: “If only the media knew. Canada Goose online They have missed the most important breakthrough in the struggle over abortion in years: the resurgence of the pro life crusade. The press elite was beaten on the story by publications such as Christianity Today (“The New Pro Life Surge”) and Baptist Press (“5 Reasons the Pro Life Movement is Winning”). That the pro life movement is bigger is a given. It’s also younger, increasingly entrepreneurial, more strategic in its thinking, better organized, tougher in dealing with allies and enemies alike, almost wildly ambitious, and more relentless than ever. canada goose

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canada goose coats on sale The Issue Which Will Define Future Evangelicalism3. The issue that the Evangelical movement will pick up, has actually already been grasped by them. If we think the Religious Right is politically oriented now, just wait. We are only seeing the beginning. Why would I say this? Look at canada goose coats on sale Judeo Christian history. In the Hebrew writings, Israel began as one man, Abraham. Then it was his family. The family grew to the point that it was millions of people. Then they got a king. Israel became a political entity. Consider the Early Church. In Rome it was at first ignored, then tolerated, followed by being outlawed, then accepted and finally named the religion of the Empire. From then on, the Roman Church was primarily a political organization. The canada goose clearance sale Reformation followed in suit. It began as a spiritual/religious movement and morphed into European States such as England, Scotland and the Baltic States. canada goose coats on sale

uk canada goose outlet We could go on, but the pattern is set. A spiritual/religious movement rises up, becomes powerful and ends up flexing its muscle in the political arenas of the day. It has happened repeatedly enough, that I believe it is a pattern. The dominant religious power ultimately becomes a mighty political power. The politicization of the Religious Right is only in its infancy. uk canada goose outlet

Canada Goose Coats On Sale Evangelicals are the heart of the Tea Party Movement. There really isn’t any reason why this will not continue. Evangelicals will become such a dominant political force that they will win sufficient seats Canada Goose Jackets in Congress to set the political agenda for the country. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

canada goose uk shop All of the political power they gain will come with a price. Evangelicalism will lose its identity and America will be prime for one of two outcomes. Either a Christian Revival will give birth to Evangelicalism’s successor, or the predominant religion will be something other than Christianity. Very likely both will occur. This seems to contradict what I have predicted in this article, that conservatives will continue to press the issue of abortion will dominate the party. Donald Trump does not appear to be buy canada goose jacket solidly pro life, and he has sent mixed messages Canada Goose sale regarding gay marriage. Trumps status as a Christian has been questioned by both Pope Francis and Pastor Max Lucado. So what are Evangelicals up to in this election cycle? Robert Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, has had Trump and other presidential candidates speak at his church. Here is how Jeffress explains what is happening among Evangelical voters at this time. canada goose uk shop

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