Machen: Evangelical Is Not Enough

“Evangelical,” on the other hand, although it is a fine term, does not quite seem to designate clearly enough the position of those who hold specifically to the system of doctrine taught in the Westminster Confession of Faith, as distinguished from other systems which are near enough to the truth in order that they may be called “evangelical” but which yet fall short of being the system that is contained in God’s Word.

—J. Gresham Machen, “What Is Orthodoxy?

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  1. “Evangelical” means “of the Gospel”, and if we lose sight of the Gospel and its power, then the term “Evangelical” means nothing. Hence, we have shouting sects in America labeled “Evangelical”, and European state churches headed by female bishops which teach that Jesus remained dead called “Evangelische” or “Evangelsk”.

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