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John Wesley (1703-1791)
One of the greatest evangelist of all time.

 

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The evangel is the Gospel, or good news, of Christianity. Evangelial means pertaining to the Gospel; one who is devoted to the good news, or "evangel," of god's redemption in Jesus Christ. Evangelical Christians are committed to the inspired scriptures as the divine rule of faith and practice. They affirm the fundamental doctrines of the gospel, including the incarnation, virgin birth of Christ, his sinless life, substitutionary atonement, and bodily resurrection as the grounds of god's forgiveness of sinners, justification by faith alone, and the spiritual regeneration of all who trust in Jesus Christ.

George Whitefield (1714-1777)
Like Wesley was one of the great evangelists of the 18th century,

 

 

An evangelist was originally someone who spread the Christian Gospel. More recently the term has been applied to anyone who has a message - religious, political, or social - to spread and who does so with zeal.

 

 

Copyright Irving Hexham 1999