Evangelicals, Trump and theology

some reflections of the evangelical support for Trump in the USA. Good to bring out differences

 

‘I am done with the label “evangelical”. It’s not the theological position I have a problem with, it is just the term. When 80% of white evangelicals vote for Trump…’ This was not a comment from Tony Campolo, but a conversation on Sunday morning at coffee after our early morning service with someone

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2 thoughts on “Evangelicals, Trump and theology

  1. Paul Braterman

    This from Franklin Graham, son and heir to Billy: “I believe that God’s hand intervened Tuesday night to stop the godless, atheistic progressive agenda from taking control of our country.” More at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/11/10/franklin-graham-the-media-didnt-understand-the-god-factor/

    The 80% number refers to white evangelicals who voted.

    There is in the US a strong alliance, forged largely by Reagan, between evangelism, private enterprise ideology, and denial of evolution and, more recently, of global warming. No point being mealy-mouthed about this. And at the fringes, evangelical support for Trump was extreme: and the 3 million strong (in the US) Assemblies of God, in Charisma News, told its devotees: “It’s Morally Inexcusable for Christians Not to Vote for Trump “ [ http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/american-dispatch/61137-pastor-it-s-morally-inexcusable-for-christians-not-to-vote-for-trump ] and compared the defeat of Hillary by Trump to the defeat of Jezebel by Jehu [ http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/watchman-on-the-wall/61163-prophecy-after-wicked-kingdom-toppled-jezebel-curse-broken-off-america ]

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