Ethiopian protestant dating
The equivalent rendition in many other languages is Evangelical.
Evangelicals in Ethiopia believe that one is saved by believing in Jesus as Lord and Saviour for the forgiveness of sins.
Some P'ent'ay communities - especially the Mekane Yesus (Lutheran) Church for example - have been influenced by the Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which represents mainstream, traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean Christianity, but for the most part are very Pentecostal in their worship and theology.
The Four Main Denominations: Some of the aforementioned denominations also have counterparts in Eritrea (Protestantism in Eritrea) with exact or similar names that existed prior to the partition of Ethiopia and Eritrea, (a majority of these denominations are under persecution in Eritrea for their beliefs and have been cut off from their sister churches in Ethiopia and international Christian organizations).
Thus according to Ethiopian historical texts, its association with the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church strengthened.
During this period, most Ethiopians followed the Septuagint bible including all of the 'Deuterocanonical books' for a total of 81.