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Do We Need a Stronger Word for 'Faith'?

Why theologian Matthew Bates would have evangelicals profess ‘allegiance’ to Christ. I n his provocative book Salvation by Allegiance Alone, Matthew W. Bates expresses deep concern that Christians—particularly North American conservative evangelicals—misunderstand what the Bible means when it calls people to faith. Too often, he argues, they reduce faith to cognitive assent, as if believing in Christ simply means agreeing with certain propositions.
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