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  • Unmasking The Error Of The Never-Trump Evangelicals

    05/19/2018 1:26:53 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 24 replies
    When did we who are Christians decide that we could not support a politician who was not holy enough? When did we arrive at the point where we would not support an apparent unrepentant sinner — perhaps, say, a non-Christian — even if his policies are overtly and measurably returning us at least in small part to our Judeo-Christian heritage and improving the state of the nation? The answer? Apparently at the election of Donald Trump. This is not a hard case to make. There are two bookends to the case. First, evangelicals who voted for Trump in November and...
  • The Striking Similarities Between SJWs and Evangelicals

    05/12/2018 1:48:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 26 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Over the past several years, the Social Justice Warrior movement has swelled to become a formidable beast in the US. Anyone who does not follow their strict doctrine is lambasted with terms such as “fascist”, “racist”, “mansplainer“, “deplorable” and an abundance of other dehumanizing insults. SJWs have corrupted academia, the media and politics. However, this isn’t the first time America has had to deal with such a corrosive ideology. The wave of Evangelicals that came during the last part of last century was (and still partially is) extremely similar to the SJW movement. Just to be clear, being a believer...
  • Bible Professor Knocks Down David French’s Attack On Evangelical Trump Supporters

    05/11/2018 12:00:41 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 22 replies
    Writing in National Review, David French launched another attack on evangelical Christians who support President Trump, calling them out as sinful compromisers denying the supreme purpose of God in their lives. I wholeheartedly reject French’s rebuke as valid. It is wrong biblically, philosophically and, by extension, politically. By way of context, I became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1982 when I was 17. Due to my submission to the authority of Scripture, I likewise fall into the category of what is commonly called “evangelical” — a term that is as frequently misunderstood as it is misused. I mention these...
  • Jimmy Carter Says His Mideast Peace Push Drove Evangelicals To GOP

    05/04/2018 1:18:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | April 13, 2018 | Avichai Scher
    Ex-President Jimmy Carter says his push for Middle East Peace played an important role in turning the evangelical voting bloc into the arms of the Republican Party. Carter told the Associated Press, that he, “took a position of wanting to see balance between Israel and the Palestinians.” Carter wasn’t able to bring about a final peace deal and was seen by some as not being pro-Israel enough. He claims that this was a major factor in evangelicals aligning with the Republican Party, which has since adopted a hardline pro-Israel stance. They were a major factor in President Trump’s shocking upset...
  • several christian leaders walk out after evangelical meeting turns to trump-bashing

    04/23/2018 3:38:36 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    barbwire ^ | 22 April, 2018 | Jenna Browder and David Brody
    CBN News has confirmed that at least a few people walked out of an intense invite-only evangelical meeting this week at Wheaton College after the affair turned into “crazy Trump bashing.” The two-day gathering involved a group of faith leaders and was billed as a discussion of the evangelical movement in light of Trump’s presidency. But it became more than that. Two sources with intimate knowledge of the meeting say the first day turned into a lot of “one-sided venting” against President Trump and the majority of evangelicals who voted for him. Both sources confirm that the issue of sin...
  • Is it time for divorce? A former TV religious reporter reconsides her life as an evangelucal

    04/17/2018 7:54:08 PM PDT · by luckystarmom · 85 replies
    Dallas Morning news ^ | Peggy Wehmeyer
    I’m considering filing for divorce. On the grounds of infidelity and betrayal — and I’m heartsick. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my husband. It’s my union with an intimate partner of more than three decades, the evangelical church, that’s in trouble.
  • The Hypocrisy of Those Accusing White Evangelicals of Hypocrisy

    04/12/2018 8:49:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2018 | Michael Brown
    Since President Trump was elected in 2016 with the help of white evangelicals, we have been told that in voting for him, we compromised our ethics and can no longer be taken seriously. The latest alleged evidence for this is found in reports that black evangelicals are leaving white evangelical churches because of the latter's support of Trump. What are we to make of this?The charge of white evangelical hypocrisy has been leveled most recently by Michael Gerson, writing in the Atlantic's April edition. The title and subtitle of his major, nearly 7,000 word article read: "The Last Temptation: How evangelicals, once...
  • CNN host confronts pro-Trump evangelical

    03/28/2018 7:25:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/28/18 | Rebecca Savransky
    CNN host Alisyn Camerota on Wednesday confronted the author of "God and Donald Trump," questioning how he can continue to back President Trump amid reports of extramarital affairs. "In order to receive forgiveness, don't you have to confess to your sins?" Camerota asked Stephen Strang, the founder of Charisma Magazine. "Isn't that a tenant of the Bible? I mean don't you have to own up to these things? You know, Donald Trump famously said he's never asked God for forgiveness." Strang said that issue is between Trump and God, adding that he focuses on Trump's policies. "He supports the kinds...
  • Michael Gerson Is Mostly Right about Evangelicals and Trump; But what he's wrong about is important

    03/17/2018 7:20:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/17/2018 | John Ellis
    Michael Gerson's much-ballyhooed articles in The Atlantic and The Washington Post have made quite a splash, at least among evangelicals. Much of the response has been of the hand-wringing kind. As in, what right does Gerson have to throw evangelicals under the bus because of their support for Donald Trump? Well, count me as an evangelical who mostly agrees with Michael Gerson. I believe that the overall support for Donald Trump is a self-imposed obstacle to evangelicals' ability to be a faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.When Gerson, after listing just some of Trump's sizeable moral failings,...
  • How Trump Is Remaking Evangelicalism

    03/12/2018 9:30:57 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 49 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 3-12-18 | Emma Green
    (Skip) “Most evangelical Christians like me exclaimed, ‘Who are these people?’” wrote Mark Galli, the editor in chief of Christianity Today, in his essay. “‘I know hardly anyone, let alone any evangelical Christian[s], who voted for Trump.’” In trying to understand Trump-supporting evangelicals, journalists and commentators have often smoothed over the vast diversity within evangelicalism. “Many of us shake our heads at the ‘evangelical leaders’ that the news media anoints for us,” wrote Tom Lin, the president of InterVarsity Fellowship, in his essay. (Skip) Fundamentalism, argued Mark Labberton, the president of Fuller Theological Seminary, is the driving force behind the...
  • A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches

    03/10/2018 12:55:25 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 100 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/9/18
    Charmaine Pruitt wrote the names of 12 churches on a sheet of paper, tore the paper into 12 strips, and dropped them into a Ziploc bag. It was Sunday morning and time to pick which church to attend. This time of the week two years earlier, there would have been no question. Ms. Pruitt, 46, would have been getting ready for her regular Saturday afternoon worship service, at a former grocery store overhauled into a state-of-the-art, 760-seat sanctuary. In the darkened hall, where it would have been hard to tell she was one of the few black people in the...
  • Catholic Church Attendance Drops to Below 10% in Belgium; Evangelicals, Muslims on the Rise

    03/08/2018 12:01:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/08/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Roman Catholic Church in Belgium has been hit by one of its most dramatic drops in baptisms in decades, a survey has said, with less than 50 percent of children undergoing the ritual last year. Evangelical Focus reported on Wednesday that the survey, which is to be released later this year, was commissioned by the Bishops Conference of Belgium, and confirms that parents have a diminishing interest in traditional relationships with the Church. The decline in baptisms was reportedly highest in Brussels, the nation's capital, which has seen a 32 percent drop since 2010, and it was also significant...
  • Evangelicals Hold Strong in Opposing Legal Abortion, but Some Are Wavering

    02/28/2018 9:27:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/28/2018 | D.C McCalilster
    A Pew Research Center survey shows that while most evangelicals oppose legal abortion in high numbers, some have edged close to the national figure of 57 percent in their support.Members of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) are the highest-ranked evangelicals in support of legal abortion (54%), followed by those in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (46%) and Seventh-Day Adventists (42%). All other evangelicals are below 40 percent in their support of abortion: Churches of Christ: 36% Southern Baptist Convention: 30%Church of the Nazarene: 27%Assemblies of God: 26%Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee): 20% “Among all those who are part of...
  • Juan Williams: Evangelicals sell their souls for Trump

    02/22/2018 4:58:45 PM PST · by frnewsjunkie · 110 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Juan Williams
    When it comes to the Stormy Daniels story, it is hard for me to understand the silence from evangelical Christians. Let it sink in: It is now confirmed that the president’s personal lawyer paid a porn star for her silence. After the story broke, a friend sent me an old article from a left-wing website. Democrats, the story said, beat themselves up for not better understanding white, Christian support for President Trump.
  • A Defense of Evangelicals Who Support Trump (And some questions for their critics)

    02/06/2018 7:50:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2018 | Dennis Prager
    It is usually easier for an outsider to defend a person or a group that is attacked than for the person or group to defend itself. In that vein, this Jew would like to defend Evangelicals and other Christians who support President Donald Trump. They are regularly attacked as religious hypocrites who give Christianity in general, and Evangelical Christianity in particular, a bad name. The people writing such things are often Christians, including Evangelicals. Ross Douthat, a New York Times columnist, wrote: “Whether the subject is the debauched pagan in the White House, the mall-haunted candidacy of Roy Moore...
  • A Message for My Evangelical Friends

    01/30/2018 6:28:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | January 30, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." (Romans 13:1) That verse, written by Paul the Apostle, is one of the most difficult for modern evangelicals to fully accept. It was written at a time when the Roman authorities were bad dudes. They actively discriminated against the early Christians, murdering some, imprisoning others, including Paul, who was among their most ardent persecutors before his conversion. Modern Christians sometimes suffer from the notion that God is only active when someone...
  • Donald Trump Did Not Die for My Sins

    01/28/2018 7:05:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | January 28, 2018 | Michael Brown
    I was scheduled to be on CNN this week to debate another commentator about evangelicals and President Trump, but due to breaking news, the debate was cancelled. Had I been on the air, I planned to make this point: With all respect to our president, and with my appreciation for the good things he has done, he did not die for my sins, and I have not staked my soul’s salvation on his reputation. That distinction belongs to Jesus the Messiah, and to Jesus alone. Why the need to state something that is so totally self-evident? It’s because evangelicals are...
  • Brody File: Trump Gets A+ on 'Evangelical Report Card' for His First Year

    01/22/2018 8:02:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    CBN News ^ | 01/22/2018
    On the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody gives him high marks on issues important to evangelicals.Saturday morning, Brody tweeted: .@POTUS first year "Evangelical Report Card" is in: A+ ! Judicial appointments,pro-life policy,religious freedom protection,moving the Embassy to Jerusalem, vital access and so much more.@realDonaldTrump has VALUED/EMPOWERED evangelicals more than any other president in history.— David Brody (@TheBrodyFile) January 20, 2018 Just this week, Trump became the first president to make a live address to the annual March for Life and the Department of Health and Human Services announced a...
  • Evangelist Luis Palau Reveals Stage 4 Lung Cancer, Asks for Prayer

    01/20/2018 7:05:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 01/19/2018 | Jeremy Weber
    In a 12-minute YouTube video, international evangelist Luis Palau revealed yesterday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. After Palau, 83, and his wife Patricia “had a super busy fall … traveling around the world sharing the Good News like they always do,” explained his son Kevin Palau, the evangelist returned from a long trip to the United Kingdom in December “with kind of a chest cold … that wouldn’t go away.” “We finally got Dad to go into the doctor,” said Kevin, president and CEO of the Luis Palau Association. “And to our surprise, the early...
  • Trump to anti-abortion marchers: ‘We are with you all the way. May God bless you.’

    01/19/2018 11:44:52 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | January 19 at 1:36 PM | Michelle Boorstein and Julie Zauzmer
    President Trump and Vice President Pence signaled their support as thousands of anti-abortion activists rallied on the National Mall at the annual March for Life on Friday. “Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life,” Trump said in the White House Rose Garden, in a speech that was broadcast to the marchers gathered near the Washington Monument. The march — which typically draws busloads of Catholic school students, a large contingent of evangelical Christians and poster-toting protesters of many persuasions — falls each year around...