Concern of Evangelical’s attitude towards Social Issues

The recent CT (Christianity Today Magazine) editorial publication asks that evangelicals must support the removal of President Trump. [1] Then CT magazine president offered to dialogue with both sides of Christian aisle.[2] He complained on the wholehearted embrace of Trump. [3]

I agree with all the immoral public behavior of Trump should not be embraced. Many Christians condemn that, at the expense of what he has done to help the values of the Christendom. He puts in Supreme Court judges that are conservative, and hundreds of other conservative judicial judges. That’s been sidelined. That’s really a call. I think we should embrace what Trump’s good works he has done, but condemn any immoral behavior of Trump publicly.

On the other hand, Obama’s characters appeared decent and definitely smooth, a liberal president & Christian, but his policies killed thousands of unborn babies, and endorsed gay marriage. CT has critiqued a little on Obama but really nothing much and nowhere near removing him. Why?

Dr. Carl Truman says it well the alternative to Trump is worse.

Scholar & theologian Carl R Tureman says it well the alternative to Trump is worse. He wrote in First Thing “When someone calls for Trump to be thrown out of office by impeachment or the ballot box, it is reasonable to ask what the available alternatives are. As Mother Theresa is unavailable for the White House, we are really looking at Biden, Warren, or Sanders. I can’t speak to the personal moral qualities of these people, but would voting for them or their policies give Christians any more credibility? Given the role of abortion and LGBTQ rights in their respective campaigns, this is surely something any Christian has to address.”[4]

My take and worry is that it seems to me that abortion & LGBT is not as big a concern as the perceived racism and hostility to illegal/legal immigrants. The evangelicals have been numbed to the former, but wide-awake to the latter. Why? Because of the secular worldview shift to embrace the latter. The evangelicals have embraced that unfortunately due to a lack of clear biblical conviction and the intense social pressure. I think that should be a bigger concern to the churches and pastors on why are the congregation and particularly young people behave that way?

This does look like the end time apostasy coming. Matt 7: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ That’s the bigger problem that evangelicals face.



[3] Tim Darlymple The problem is that we as evangelicals are also associated with President Trump’s rampant immorality, greed, and corruption; his divisiveness and race-baiting; his cruelty and hostility to immigrants and refugees; and more. In other words, the problem is the wholeheartedness of the embrace.”

[4] Carl Trueman

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