Concolidating

Posted by / 15-Aug-2018 16:03

But that’s not to say they’ve just been sitting around.Apocalypticism has inspired evangelistic crusades, moral reform movements, and generations of political activism.How significant is apocalypticism in the history of American evangelicalism?The idea that Jesus is coming back soon was a fairly radical and unconventional idea in the 19th century, but by the 21st century it’s the air American Christians breathe.All those matter, all of those things do set them apart, but they don’t affect how they live their daily lives.The one thing that affects how they live their daily lives is that they believe we are moving towards the End Times, the rise of the Antichrist, towards a great tribulation and a horrific human holocaust.

In the process, he proposes a revised understanding of American evangelicalism, focused on the urgent expectations of the end of human history.In their minds, the imminent Second Coming would not be as important as getting people saved.Salvation, converting sinners, would be the most important thing driving them.The most recent polls said something like 58 percent of white evangelicals believe Jesus is going to return by 2050.They simply take for granted that there is going to be a Rapture and Jesus is going to come back.

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What made them most distinct, what set them apart from liberal Protestants is not what we’ve traditionally thought.

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