Indiana Governor and Republican vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence is telling thousands of churches that they should vote for Donald Trump next week to "free up the voices of faith."
Next Tuesday Americans will go to the polls to determine their next president, likely to be either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.
In a video that will be aired by thousands of congregations across the country this weekend, Pence will pitch to churchgoers that a President Trump will benefit them. more >>
Theologian and Desiring God founder John Piper is saying this week that a Christian is free to not vote; Followers of Jesus, he asserts, must first show their allegiance to another world.
In a message delivered at Bethel College and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota Wednesday, Pastor Piper addressed the moral reasoning behind the question that has bedeviled many believers in an election season many characterize as a "lesser of two evils" decision.
"[God's] children are free! Free from human institutions. As citizens of heaven, we are not bound in every situation to participate in the processes of human government. We are not bound! This is not our homeland! We vote — if we vote — because the Lord of our homeland commissions us to vote, and he does not absolutize this act above all other considerations of Christian witness!" Piper said. more >>
Evangelicals who are exposed to a Christian Post writer's warning about Donald Trump's Satan-like bargain to evangelicals are more likely to have a negative opinion of the Republican presidential nominee, a new study has found.
A national experimental study conducted by four political science professors finds that white evangelical support for Trump could be partly due to an overwhelming majority of evangelicals not hearing their church leaders speak out against Trump.
While Trump continues to benefit from the support of white evangelicals in the electorate, many evangelical leaders have warned that Trump would be a dangerous choice. Among those, some have made "never Trump" arguments while others have been reluctant Trump supporters, because they see Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as even more dangerous. Only a few evangelical leaders have been enthusiastic Trump supporters or Hillary Clinton supporters. more >>
The U.S. is now days from electing its next president.
Besides being among the most controversial the U.S. has probably ever seen, this political season has also eroded the faith of Americans in their government. In September, Gallup published the results of a study on the trust American's have in their political leaders. The results were just a further confirmation of what most people have already publicly expressed: only 42 percent of Americans have some level of trust at all in political leaders. This represented a new historical low and a drop of more than 20 percentage points since 2000.
At the heart of this dissatisfaction is one candidate's clear track-record of immoral behavior and the other candidate's ever-surfacing links to questionable business dealings and political favors. Speaking objectively, neither of these qualities are positive. Both are destructive and even — in some respects — related to each other. Yet, in terms of electing a president, accusations of corruption carry greater consequences than accusations of immorality. more >>
Televangelist James Robison believes that Donald Trump was advised not to show too much remorse for the lewd remarks he has made about women and believes that he has been advised not to act like a "weepy Christian" even though he has opened himself to receiving divine guidance.
In an interview with The Christian Post on Thursday, Robison, the founder of LIFE Outreach International and a member of Trump's evangelical advisory board, said that the billionaire real estate mogul is not fully displaying publicly the fact that he has privately expressed a willingness to embrace the wisdom of God.
Additionally, Robison said that Trump has not accurately displayed how truly remorseful and "broken" he was after a 2005 "hot mic" conversation in which he made some lewd comments about women was published by The Washington Post last month. more >>
We live in a world where federal government bureaucrats can declare a few cattails in a drainage ditch a "federal wetland" (and fine you out of existence if you disagree); or falsify patient death records at the Veterans Administration and still get a bonus; or where the IRS can destroy its own hard drives to prevent accountability for violating citizens' first amendment rights. It's no wonder many of us are screaming "Where is the accountability!?"
Evangelicals, Catholics, and others who are still trying to decide who to hire as the head of Washington's vast federal bureaucracy, should remind themselves of a core theological principle: All people, including bureaucrats, are tainted by original sin and require accountability structures lest their conduct become corrupt, unjust, or self-serving.
Everyone, including bureaucrats, has a worldview — that is, a view of how things ought to be. But government also has the power and the money to impose their worldview on the rest of us. James Madison warned that, "The accumulation of all powers — legislative, executive, and judicial — in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many . . . may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." Likewise, John Adams viewed any man who held political power as "a ravenous beast of prey." Their genius solution was the constitutional framework of accountability structures: the three branches of government and a framework that prevented unrestrained persons from wrong conduct. more >>