Evangelical, n. A believer who is devoted to the doctrine of Sola
Scriptura and verse by verse study of Scripture. The Great Commission
is at the center of their ethics, and they believe in proclaiming
Christ by deed as well as word. Thus many of them wisely abide by
prohibitions, against dangerous things such as the following: card
games, drinking, dancing, movies, swearing... While none of these are
technically outlawed by Scripture, they are thought to be good ideas
entirely in accordance with its essential teaching, as reflected in
verses such as the following: Ps. 149:3, Eccl. 9:7, II Cor. 4:6, Gal.
1:6-8, 3:1-2, 5:1, 12,18,22-25, Eph. 2:15, Col. 2:8,13-14,16,20-23, I
Thes. 5:19, I Tim. 4:1-5.
- -- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary