Pros And Cons Of A Christian Evangelical

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I’m a Christian evangelical. To my way of thinking, “Christian” and “evangelical” are synonymous, since a Christian should live a life that bears witness with their attitudes, words, and actions to the good news of Jesus. Somewhere along the way, though, people came to regard “evangelical” as synonymous with “conservative” and even with “fundamentalist.” Some folks think it’s not possible to be a “liberal evangelical.” Actually, one could make an excellent case that many liberal evangelicals reflect more of the way of Jesus in their ways of thinking, talking, and acting than do many conservative evangelicals. It’s been interesting to observe how many of my more conservative evangelical sisters and brothers have approached the question of whom…show more content…
More will. That’s despite the fact that other candidates seem to fit more naturally with their Christian views. My point is that while Mr. Falwell says he believes Trump is a Christian, it doesn’t seem to matter to him. What matters is that he thinks Trump has the personal strength and business experience to turn America in the direction he thinks we need to go. They like his politics. His Christian faith (or lack thereof) is not particularly relevant. Back when I was a pastor one of my parishioners asked me, “Don’t you think a Christian should vote for a Christian candidate?” I answered, “Well, I can envision a scenario in which I decide that a non-Christian candidate’s policies seem to me more ‘Christian’ than those of a professing Christian. Some of these ‘Christian’ candidates’ attitudes, words, and policies sure don’t seem very Christian to me.” In the present election cycle, this Christian evangelical finds himself taking a long hard look at the non-practicing Jewish gentleman from Vermont. His policies matter more to me than his religion. Funny thing is, his policies sound awfully Christian to
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