What is an evangelical? Confusion over the meaning of the term is causing some to give up identifying themselves as evangelicals, while others insist that any attempt to delineate the boundaries of evangelicalism should be abandoned. Dr. Beeke accepts as evangelical, those brothers who accept the authority of Scripture, trust only in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, and believe that the historic reality of Christ’s atoning death and resurrection provide the only hope of salvation. Danger arises when there is no real understanding of such doctrines.
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“Paul here highlights seven central truths of the gospel:” (Page 19)
“Evangelicalism is gospel-driven Christianity, recognizable by the biblical fundamentals of the gospel of Christ, the Reformation fulness of the doctrines of Christ, and the practical fruit of the Spirit of Christ.” (Page 46)
“It teaches the sovereignty of God over human history” (Page 20)
“It presents the unique person and mission of Jesus Christ” (Page 19)
“It teaches the necessity of faith in the biblical gospel” (Page 20)
Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, and editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth. He has written, coauthored, or edited over 70 books.