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-“Are Evangelicals Dangerous?”

by Dr. D ~ October 17th, 2011

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

                              (Dr. Albert Mohler via Wikipedia)

Here’s the article of the day as far as I am concerned, by R. Albert Mohler, Jr:

My Take: Are evangelicals dangerous?

Dr. Mohler looks at the current election cycle and addresses the decidedly alarmist over-the-top media and secularist treatment and reaction to the evangelicals running for President this time around.

This is a topic that we have been tackling on this blog but no one does it better than Albert Mohler in this article. He starts with this question:

Here we go again.

Every four years, with every new presidential election cycle, public voices sound the alarm that the evangelicals are back. What is so scary about America’s evangelical Christians?

Are evangelicals really trying to establish a ‘theocracy’ and do away with our Constitutional democracy like so many secularist elites seem to think?

Mohler says no.

It should be noted that he is an influential evangelical leader that knows all of the major players. Are evangelicals really out of the mainstream? Dr.Mohler points out that the secularists assume that their own views reflect the middle:

“…the secular elites assume that their own institutions and leaders are normative.”

However, the fact is that evangelicals reflect the normative in America far more than the secular elites and the MSM. Dr. Mohler then returns to the major question –Are evangelicals dangerous? He concludes that they are only dangerous to the secularist cause:

The vast majority of evangelicals are not attempting to create a theocracy, or to oppose democracy.

To the contrary, evangelicals are dangerous to the secularist vision of this nation and its future precisely because we are committed to participatory democracy.

As Christians committed to the Bible, evangelicals have learned to advocate on behalf of the unborn, believing that every single human being, at every stage of development, is made in God’s image.

Evangelicals worry about the fate of marriage and the family, believing that the pattern for human relatedness set out in Scripture will lead to the greatest human flourishing.

We are deeply concerned about a host of moral and cultural issues, from how to address poverty to how to be good stewards of the earth, and on some of these there is a fairly high degree of disagreement even among us.

The secularists are alarmed and feel threatened by evangelicals because there are really far more voters that identify with evangelical views than their own.

The fact is, it is the secularist elites that are really out of the mainstream and the MS media seems to reflect that minority opinion then they wonder why their influence is waning. I can remember one election where the MSM elitist newscaster decried the ignorance of the vast majority of voters in America. He likened the election results to a childish tantrum. Actually he was the one that seemed to be having a tantrum.

Dr. Mohler concludes with this:

But over recent decades, evangelical Christians have learned that the gospel has implications for every dimension of life, including our political responsibility.

We’re dangerous only to those who want more secular voices to have a virtual monopoly in public life.

Amen. Thanks Dr. Mohler.                *Top  

 

 

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