Liberty U, Baptists Divided On Trump, Fear Split

Editor CEC observes: 

Did Donald Trump start a giant split among the “evangelical” Republicans by his Liberty University appearance, as this story suggests?  Or is Trumpamania part of a long-awaited revolution crossing all party lines, an anti-establishment tide penetrating Zionist-friendly Christian institutions, Liberty U, and probably every church and school in the US?  This editor thinks so.  We wonder, if the Liberty U youth were to be exposed to self-avowed socialist reformer Bernie Sanders, whether he too might receive standing applause for his words?  Recall that Ron Paul garnered most of his support from the under 30 crowd, and in his 70’s was a college favorite four years ago.  Was Paul a forerunner?  Perhaps Trump and Sanders are popular despite flaws and weaknesses because they are the only anti-establishment kick-boxers in this ring full of establishment political animals from both parties.  Please read this story and help consider the possibility that Sanders and Trump are both floating on a movement we will call ‘Anyone But the Establishment’.  Maybe God is even in this in some odd way!  We are glad to see this story–though we offer a slightly different conclusion than the author, we thank him.-  CEC

 

Evangelicals accuse fellow believers of abandoning faith to support Trump

Excerpts from Yahoo Politics, 3/26/2016

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Donald Trump’s support from self-identified evangelical voters has sparked a debate among Christian leaders over what that term means, and a move to narrow the definition of this term or abandon it altogether.

The civil war within American Christianity that Trump’s candidacy has sparked is similar to the one going on inside the Republican Party, with a particularly large faction dead set against ever supporting Trump.

The split is between a subset of evangelicals best categorized as“creedal” believers — those who take their faith most seriously and who oppose Trump. Less devout Christians, often described as “notional” or “cultural,” are more open to the businessman and GOP frontrunner. The majority of national evangelical leaders are on the side of creedal believers.

Nonetheless, many anti-Trump Christian leaders believe that the American church has been in decline for decades, leaving many casual Christians — for whom faith is more of a cultural identity rather than a day-to-day experience — vulnerable to Trump’s appeals to anger and resentment.

And Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy arm, considers a vote for Trump “deeply inconsistent with an application of the Christian faith.” Moore wrote an op-ed in February for the Washington Post with the headline, “Why this election makes me hate the word ‘evangelical.’”

These Christian leaders see Trump as the antithesis of everything they and their faith stand for. Trump’s arrogance and brashness

Finally, evangelical leaders see Trump’s inclination toward bullying, his admiration for tyrannical governments and his disregard for the rule of law as indications he would seek to use power despotically himself.

True power and strength, according to the Christian faith, is found in service, self-sacrifice for others and in loving and forgiving one’s enemies.

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Lee
March 22nd, 2016

Many Christians in today’s world focus too much in Politics instead of the word of God.
If we are to talk about Politics, then we should notice that all Presidential candidates are focus too much on the Zionist racist state of Israel. If anyone has watched the Presidential AIPAC speech, is very noticeable how the Zionist control U.S.A. The state of Israel is not democratic has they think, but rather a racist state preforming criminality towards the Palestinians, by expelling people from their own homes and building settlements for themselves, and not to mention, ripping the children from their own mothers and tortures. We will never get the truth from the Mainstream media because its run by the Zionists. Look what the Mainstream where doing to Trump, (not bean sure that he is pro-Israel) after AIPAC speech you will see they will treat him better. We are only hopping for the Government of God to take place on earth. All men made governments are made by the rich and for the rich, and riches are of the Devil. For more information please go to our website: christianrb.com
Peace be with you all
Lee