EVANGOSTRICH [ih-van-jaw-strich]

[evangel: 1300–50; Middle English  < 1585–95;  < Late Latin evangelus  < Greek euángelos  (adj.) bringing good news. (see eu-, angel); replacing Middle English evangile  < Middle French.] [ostrich: 1175–1225; Middle English ostrice, ostriche  < Old French ostrusce  (compare French autruche ) < Vulgar Latin *avistrūthius,  for Latin avis  bird + Late Latin strūthiō  < Late Greek strouthíōn; see struthious.] (Literal: An evangelical acting like an ostrich)

  1. An evangelical with his/her head buried in the sand.
  2. A self-professing evangelical who circumvents or avoids acknowledgement of biblical doctrine (creed) and/or the godly practices that originates from such biblical doctrine (deed).
  3. A self-professing Christian believer who evidences the obfuscation of the factual truth at all costs, particularly as it pertains to Gospel Truth.
  4. An evangelical person who disavows the supremacy of the Scriptures as evidenced by the belief and/or practice in their personal life. (See Sola Experientia)
  5. A spiritual believer who refuses, declines, redefines or mocks Gospel evangelism that would assist him/her to fully recognize the truth, reality, etc. of the good tidings of the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ. (See Domergent, Reformergent and Domystic)

Related Word: Evangelephant

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