Why Last Saturday’s Political Conclave of Evangelical Leaders Was Dangerous | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction

Posted January 19, 2012 by markdraper1
Categories: Politics

Why Last Saturday’s Political Conclave of Evangelical Leaders Was Dangerous | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction.

Its about time

Posted January 15, 2012 by markdraper1
Categories: Uncategorized

This is a great article and I loved it. There are three points I would add. First, there is a time when evangelicals should use more than just persuasion. During the years leading up the Civil War there were evangelicals who thought it was enough to just persuade people that slavery was wrong. Sometimes when something as heinous as slavery is taking place evangelicals should demand that laws b…e changed and they should use the ballot box to do this. But using the ballot box can not be the only way evangelicals oppose wrong. Second, the issues that motivate evangelicals should be based on a kingdom ethic and Jesus kingdom is not of this world or from this world. Therefore evangelicals should never confuse Christ’s kingdom with a political party or nation. Evangelicals should never think it is their role to fill a power vacuum. Third, It is one thing to use the political powers to promote kingdom ethics but when the political parties or nations promote values that are opposed to kingdom ethics evangelicals need to work to promote kingdom ethics without the political backing. Evangelicals should stop allowing the GOP to dangle the carrot of pro-life in front of them to get votes. Evangelicals could do way more for the unborn by supporting single mothers and adoption than they ever could by filling the coffers of the GOP with the hope that some person will get elected

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