Secret Facts About Evangelical Christians

Many evangelicals voted for Trump and continue to support him. As in any large group, there is diversity of opinions and beliefs among Evangelical Christians.

Here are some thing that are generally true about the practices of Christians and Evangelicals in particular:

  1. Evangelicals go to worship services on Sunday, where they sing songs, take communion, and listen to a sermon from the priest or pastor of the church.
  2. Evangelicals are taught to give sacrificially. There are multiple parables in the Christian gospels that make it very clear that they are to give even when their gifts mean that they are to make sacrifices. Many Christians, especially evangelicals, strive to give 10% or more of their income to charity.
  3. The concept of tithing goes beyond giving of their wealth…it is also expected that they give of their time by volunteering.
  4. Evangelical churches support missions throughout the world. Most churches have missions festivals or events where church members can meet missionaries in the field. Churches give a part of what they collect in offerings to various missions. Most churches have at least one mission trip for its members a year, and large churches have several mission trips a year. It is important to note that the money spent on missions is not limited to efforts to convert people to the Christian faith, although that is a primary or secondary focus of most missions funded by evangelicals.
  5. Evangelicals strive to have daily devotional time in prayer and meditation.

Many evangelicals are struggling right now with the issues of same sex marriage. While it has become more and more evident that sexual orientation is a characteristic a person is born with, some evangelicals believe that unless a gay person is willing to partner with someone of the opposite gender, they should remain abstinent. Notably, Tony Campolo, a respected evangelical leader, has clearly stated his support of gay marriage. (Read the Article in Christianity Today.)

2 Comments

  1. MacApple on February 12, 2017 at 12:18 am

    I’m from the ‘wee free’ Susan. In case you were wondering.

    • smetoxen on February 12, 2017 at 5:39 am

      You are in good company! I was raised a solid Calvinist/Reformed Evangelical.

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