What Makes a Church Evangelical?

By James Montgomery Boice, Series edited by James Montgomery Boice, Preface by James Montgomery Boice

Despite evangelicalism's strong truth-heritage, the spirit of the postmodern age—with its rejection of absolutes and beliefs of any kind—is threatening the health of the church and the faith of many of God's people. Only a return to our theological roots—the biblical doctrines summarized by the solas of the Reformation—can keep the evangelical church standing strong.

Which truths are most crucial for Christians to recover? Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), solus Christus (Christ alone), sola gratia (grace alone), sola fide (faith alone), and soli deo Gloria (glory to God alone). Without them, the evangelical church will lose its distinctiveness and fail to carry the Gospel into the new millenium. We must recover the historic Christian faith—a robust theology that entails a great view of God and an informed focus on the doctrines of God's grace. That recovery begins with the biblical truths shared in these pages.


JAMES MONTGOMERY BOICE was senior minister of the historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for thirty years and a leading spokesman for the Reformed faith until his death in June 2000.


Category: Church Ministry
Format: Paperback
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 48
ISBN-10: 1-58134-049-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-58134-049-5
Size: 4.0” x 8.5”
Weight: 2.0 ounces
Published: March 15, 1999