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EVANGELICAL CHURCHES

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Evangelical ChurchesThe Ichthus, an image of a fish and an early Christian symbol, is a recognised symbol in the Evangelical movement. Other common symbols include a plain cross, the Bible or a dove, representing the Holy Spirit




Evangelicalism is a movement within Christianity distinguished by its distinctive emphases. These are the sole authority of the Christian Bible, the need for personal conversion and new birth through faith in Christ's death on the cross (hence the reference to 'born again Christians'), and the mandate for preaching the Gospel throughout the world. The movement also shares the principal beliefs of other traditions of Christianity.

An evangelical Christian may be a member of a Christian denomination or of an independent evangelical church or group that is not part of any Christian denomination.

Pentecostalism is a closely related movement and is usually included in the category of evangelicalism. The evangelical movement has been growing steadily and presently numbers hundreds of millions on all continents.