Discomfort with the term “evangelical”

Trump to evangelicals: There’ll be ‘violence’ if we lose
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Discomfort with the term “evangelical” began in some quarters with the Moral Majority in the Reagan years, which helped make “evangelical” synonymous with the Republican Party. Ever since, evangelicals have disagreed with each other about mixing faith and politics.

35 Comments

  • Reply September 29, 2018

    Jevan Little

    I dont follow Trump.

    • Reply September 30, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      the discomfort of the article is with the with-the-term-evangelical

  • Reply September 30, 2018

    Alden Lopez Salguero

    I follow Trump, And I’d never heard him say such a frase !!! that is something that only Democrats would say.

    • Reply September 30, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      again the discomfort of the article is with the with-the-term-evangelical

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      Daniel J Hesse RichardAnna Boyce Jevan Little I DO like to point out for the records that Trump actually said those words NOT sure how Alden Lopez Salguero follows Trump and did now hear about this a few weeks back

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Jevan Little

      Troy Day yikes

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      yeah things will be getting tougher from now on

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Alden Lopez Salguero

      It takes some bold people to stop The Liberal Agenda Train, and we, Evangelicals are going to do it, and God is with us.

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      what about the liberal agenda to separate little children at the border and hold them in border camps?

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Alden Lopez Salguero

      Those children are being exploited by Coyotes and children traffickers and brought here for other reasons, and the MS13 has INFILTRATED those groups of kids. I just came from the Guatemalan border and I did a whole investigation how this kids are being INFILTRATED into the US, they are not even their parents, and the majority of them are Little Sicarios from el Salvador and Guatemala. By the way, I am Guatemala born now US citizen, and pastor to a church in Comton California and Donald Trump Supporter.

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      man all this is great but how can a 2-3 yrs old be a sicario? BTW The Sicarii (Modern Hebrew: סיקריים siqari’im) were a splinter group of the Jewish Zealots who, in the decades preceding Jerusalem’s destruction in 70 CE, heavily opposed the Roman occupation of Judea and attempted to expel them and their sympathizers from the area.

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Alden Lopez Salguero

      they use the little ones to sell their organs, and the 10 to 17 they pose them as minors, but they have quite experience killing and extortioning people in Central America

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Alden Lopez Salguero

      I have documented pages and pages of investigation to show you that what I’m saying is the truth

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Varnel Watson

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Alden Lopez Salguero

      I’m 56 years old, former Guatemalan Kaibil, some especial forces, contra Gerrilla, created by the US in the 80’s during the Cold war

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      We love special forces here dont we Joe Absher https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/us/migrant-children-detention.html

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Alden Lopez Salguero

      I defenetly know what goes on down there! I don’t let the Media to wash my brains

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Varnel Watson

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Alden Lopez Salguero

      The Trump administration is doing that, to further investigate this kids and their parents!! Is that difficult to underestand?

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Alden Lopez Salguero

      You guys are falling in the Fake Media Game!

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Alden Lopez Salguero

      I watch all Main stream Media Outlets, And they all twist the truth, except FOX NEWS!

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      You cant call everything fake news Some of it somewhere got to be real especially when children are imprisoned FoXnews is as fake as all of the rest

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Alden Lopez Salguero

      That is your opinion and you are entitled to believe that, but I tell you, a lot of the information given , has being carefully manipulated in order to create confusion, as for the kids, they are going to be fine, The government is doing the right thing, otherwise this is going to turn into another Michoacan or El Salvador. That’s all I have to say.

  • Reply September 30, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Discomfort with the term “evangelical” began in some quarters with the Moral Majority in the Reagan years, which helped make “evangelical” synonymous with the Republican Party. Ever since, evangelicals have disagreed with each other about mixing faith and politics. Daniel J Hesse Has this mix helped or hindered the influence and power of the church?

    • Reply September 30, 2018

      Daniel J Hesse

      Troy Day only time will tell. I use the Bible to conform society, instead of allowing it to transfor me.

    • Reply September 30, 2018

      Daniel J Hesse

      Another more pertinent question- has the role of the church or her influence redeemed or revived the present generation? Your turn, Troy.

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      Daniel J Hesse I do not have the answer At this point I cant even take an educated guess on the political involvement of the American church. This has puzzled me for couple of years now. It was way to easy to explain before even under Bush who Ricky Grimsley claims was deep space 9 government

  • Reply September 30, 2018

    RichardAnna Boyce

    evangelicals are all about evangelising unbelievers; plundering hell and populating heaven. We pentecostals divides Christians when we focus on power and ourselves.

    • Reply September 30, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      how do you see evangelicals and Pentecostals being different

    • Reply September 30, 2018

      RichardAnna Boyce

      as i explained above

    • Reply September 30, 2018

      RichardAnna Boyce

      evangelism reconciles differences; pentecostalism is not inclusive

    • Reply September 30, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      how so? didnt evangelicals split from the Catholic church with the great Reformation? Dont seem like reconciling differences;

    • Reply September 30, 2018

      RichardAnna Boyce

      evangelicals are best inclusive term for saved by grace only through faith only in Christ only

    • Reply October 1, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      True! So how does your previous comment make sense then?

  • Reply October 2, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Link Hudson did you see the article about the false comparison of pay – average vs increased I was interested in your prof. op.

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