Evangelicals after the election: now what?

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Mark Galli of Christianity Today wrote another insightful piece. Sage wisdom here for a very divided evangelical community.

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5 thoughts on “Evangelicals after the election: now what?

  1. RWL

    After reading the article, it seems like the author is making a case as to why evangelical Christians should have voted for Trump or why evangelical Christians should not have voted for HRC or third party candidates (or maybe the article is simply stating that it doesn’t matter who you voted for, God is still on the throne. The author seems to be leaning toward Trump, while at the same time attempting to make evangelical Christians feel comfortable and uncomfortable if they voted against Trump)? There is no salvation criteria delineating that one has to vote in order to loved by Jesus (According to exit 2016 polling data, there are over 250 million eligible voters. However, only 120-125 million people voted in 2016. This has been the norm in US elections: Most Americans simply do not vote.).

    IMHO, you have the religious right not to vote.

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  2. Brian Weatherdon.

    Didn’t feel that the author was endorsing either candidate. As one looks at the platforms on each side it’s easy to conclude on what you agree but the conflict comes in as to what you disagree. These are the issues that trouble the soul. Perhaps this is why convents and monasteries came about.
    For the last month I had decided to vote on the “less evil” candidate. Then I went to mass on Saturday and listened to a sermon that convicted me to vote the opposite way. If I hadn’t gone to church this wouldn’t happened. I believe God used our priest to change my position.
    You know, we don’t have a pillar of fire to guide us by night or of smoke by day. We can choose to not participate and if so perhaps the monastery is the answer.
    My plan is to pray for the new President Elect that God will move in mysterious ways and surprise us all.
    Excellent article.

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  3. Gary

    It is certainly understandable that Christians would feel they were in a dilemma in deciding between Trump and Clinton since Clinton supports abortion. However, pro-life Christians who supported Trump in the Republican primaries have no excuse. There were plenty of other pro-life candidates.

    Let’s all hope that Trump was putting on an act during the campaign, because if his statements and behavior were a true reflection of his character, we are in VERY big trouble. His racist, misogynistic, derogatory behavior and statements are in direct contrast to the teachings of Jesus.

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