Crisis in evangelicalism?

Monday, November 4, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump prays with pastors after HarveyAs the 2020 election approaches, evangelical "Never Trumpers" are still trying to reconcile what they call a crisis within the movement that saw more than 80 percent of its members vote for Donald Trump.

Russell Moore of The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention is troubled by the evangelical community's link to Donald Trump and said on a recent panel that it needs to be born again. Since 2016, evangelical Never Trumpers have warned that the Church's witness for Christ is suffering irreversible damage and that the president's supporters are more interested in power than the gospel.

But evangelical apologist Dr. Alex McFarland says those voices are over-amplified because they are leaders.

"I don't think the divide is nearly as significant as people think it is and as some of the news media would want it to be," he submits. "Those people that recognize the Bible as authority and those people that love this nation don't have a struggle figuring out for whom to vote."

To McFarland, 2016 was a no-brainer.

McFarland

"It was not heavy lifting for evangelicals or anyone of rational thought to realize in 2016 that Hillary would be disastrous for the country and disastrous for the Church," he continues.

He believes most of the 81 percent of evangelicals who voted for President Trump then will vote for him again, despite what Never-Trump evangelicals have to say.

"There are some people that have made themselves the self-appointed saviors of evangelicalism," the apologist observes. "And on, ostensibly, some moral high horse, they stand above the fray, and they don't sully themselves with a vote for this president."

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