Majority of churchgoers, especially evangelicals, share political opinions of clergy
A majority of churchgoers say they share the opinions of their clergy when it comes to politics, and evangelical Protestants are more likely than others to align with their spiritual leaders, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.
The analysis, based on data collected in 2019, shows that 62% of Americans who attend religious services at least a few times a year generally agree with their clergy about politics.
â€śEvangelical Protestants are particularly likely to do so (76%), compared with fewer who say this in the historically black Protestant (65%), mainline Protestant (58%) and Catholic traditions (53%),â€ť Pew said....
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Mike when did I say two wrongs and made a right? neither a liberal or conservative "Unitarians" are good for the countryđź‘Ž https://tinyurl.com/zt5xhjh (Wisdom for Interim Pastors)
You should have that nervous condition checked out, Jim. When did I say you said two wrongs make a right? What do Unitarians have to do with anything?
btw, you never complain about Liberals forcing the kingdom they want down the throats of Christians. How is it that you don't seem to care about what is actually happening, but only about things you make up?
Megan Fowler wrote: .... ...Pew found last fall that most Americans (63%) want churches and other houses of worship to stay out of political matters, and more than three out of four (76%) say they should not come out in favor of a political candidate. As CT reported, Protestants in the historically black churches and evangelical Protestants are the only major religious groups that favor church endorsements.... .... "Evangelical pastors must recognize that political diversity frequently is present within churches,â€ť said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. â€śIf civility across these differences is not actively fostered, it can hurt the mission of the church. This has already been evident as many young adults point to political differences as a reason they stop attending church.â€ť....
excerpt from, "Many Churchgoers Donâ€™t Know If Their Pastor Is a Republican or Democrat"âť—đź‘Ť
Mike when did I say two wrongs and made a right? neither a liberal or conservative "Unitarians" are good for the countryđź‘Ž
https://tinyurl.com/zt5jxjh (Wisdom for Interim Pastors)
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- https://tinyurl.com/y567t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?) ---
Jim, don't you think it odd that the opposite of that is what is actually happening? Should liberals try to force their kingdom on Christians? It's happening all over the place, if you have eyes to see.
Chrisgp from England wrote: the â€śJehovahâ€™s Witnessesâ€ť zealously share a false gospel of works salvation, as they witness door to door, and stand by their book trolleys in public places, a message of no hope, as their converts are part of the â€śGreat Crowdâ€ť, are shut out from heaven and the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, who after all, according to them is really only Michael the Archangel, to continue their works on a Paradise Earth, while their supposedly infallible Governing Body of some 7 men, based in upstate New York, that dictate their ever changing doctrines, get to be with the mysterious 144,000 in Heaven!!
â€śThy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my pathâ€ť.
Thanks Chrisgp, for summing up the main points of that evil cult the JW's.
It seems to me that whenever a religious figure cannot abide the Bible's teaching on hell fire and eternal punishment, they formulate "another gospel" more in keeping with their own humanistic viewpoint. The true God, the God of the Bible, and the Jesus of the Bible, and the Holy Ghost of the Bible, these they reject, creating their own God from their own depraved nature.
the â€śJehovahâ€™s Witnessesâ€ť zealously share a false gospel of works salvation, as they witness door to door, and stand by their book trolleys in public places, a message of no hope, as their converts are part of the â€śGreat Crowdâ€ť, are shut out from heaven and the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, who after all, according to them is really only Michael the Archangel, to continue their works on a Paradise Earth, while their supposedly infallible Governing Body of some 7 men, based in upstate New York, that dictate their ever changing doctrines, get to be with the mysterious 144,000 in Heaven!!
As for the Unitarians, both those in the ultra-liberal denomination of that name and those who are in the mainstream liberal Protestant and Catholic denominations, they follow and peddle the false gospel of everyone from all religions and none going to Heaven, no matter what they believe, and thereby putting the death of our Lord Jesus Christ to none effect.
No Mr Lincoln, they are preaching a false gospel, a false Jesus Christ, a false salvation, and twisting the scriptures, either taking away from or adding to the Word of God.
â€śLet God be true, and every man a liarâ€ť, and as it says in Psalm 119, â€śThy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my pathâ€ť.
Tragically, Mr Lincoln the â€śJehovahâ€™s Witnessesâ€ť (if we are born again, we are the real â€śWitnesses of Yahwehâ€ť), who deny the Trinity and that the Lord Jesus Christ is God, zealously share a false gospel not works salvation,
Unitarians don't share anything other than their mistaken opinion that everyone is going to heaven, Jim. Why would they share the Gospel? In their opinion, it's senseless.
How is supporting the President a sin, except in your Progressive ideals, a sin?
No, you're just championing this false concept of Dominionism. Very few people actually believe in that. It's simple a rouse to try to taint those who look to the Lord and His word for what is right and wrong, not societal consensus.
Jim, if you assume that Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses share the gospel, you are as lost as they are. And oh sure, the plan of salvation we preach is believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and support Donald Trump and thou shalt be saved. Youâ€™re really quite loco, bubba.
Timothy, I assume that many Jehovah witnesses and Unitarians share the gospel. It's not the sin of commission but of omission that they do which apparently you do also?
So you invite them to your church, and they find out that being a Christian you have to be a Republican also, but even worse yet you have to support Donald Trumpâť— Do you tell them that they do not have to support a political position? Again does your church push the following, which alleviates one sin of omission anyway.
John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. ---ESV
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6Â (Christians and Politics, Part 3)
I really hope, Timothy, doesn't mention political positions!
"The United States has more Christians than any other country in the world. Going forward from its foundation, the United States has been called a Protestant nation by a variety of sources."
"However, to keep their status as tax-exempt organizations they must not officially endorse a candidate. There are Christians in both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, but evangelical Christians tend to support the Republican Party whereas more liberal Christians, Catholics and secular voters tend to support the Democratic Party."
Every President and Vice President, was raised in a family with affiliations with Christian religions. Only former President John F. Kennedy, and former Vice President Joe Biden were raised in Roman Catholic families. Two former presidents, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover, were raised as Quakers. All the rest were raised in families affiliated with Protestant Christianity. However, many presidents have themselves had only a nominal affiliation with churches, and some never joined any church." (Wiki)
Breaking News: Jim Lincoln has just been offered a role in an upcoming Disney movie about President Donald Trump! Jim plays a whiny, limp-wristed snowflake reporter for National Public Radio. The name of the movie is â€śHoney I Shrunk the Quds!â€ť
Jim, There is a glaring error on the part of Mark Galli in the article you presented. One, God sovereignly places and removes kings/presidents. Two, Paulâ€™s letter to the Romans reiterated â€śnone are righteous, no not one.â€ť Three, supporting actions which are in line with biblical truth doesnâ€™t necessarily equate to membership in a cult of personality. Finally, the presentation of the Gospel is based on the GOSPEL not political affiliation. It is the Holy Spirit which quickens souls, not the moral aptitude.
""Majority of churchgoers, especially evangelicals, share political opinions of clergy""
"Majority" of members of the visible church are not the elect.
Many (or even most) of the "churchgoers" and "evangelicals" are not true Christians.
The politics of left and right are unavoidable in the community. Just as opinions on the way the nation is travelling; - And who to blame for the "mess"
But the curious thing about left and right seems to emerge within the church types. Anglicans seem to be on the left. Episcopalians seem to be of the same ilk. Ch. of Scotland appears to be predominantly on the left. The popes and their graven image worshipers seem to be of the left also.
It would seem to be the case that heretics belong to the left.
Matthew 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left."
Jim, since Donald Trump got elected, I have shared the gospel with hundreds of people. (By the way, have you?). Not one of them asked me who I voted for, or even whether or not I voted. You and Mark Galli are both full of baloney.
Timothy, I have news for you, "The ends do not justify the means."
Steve Denning wrote: .... CTâ€™s editor in chief, Mark Galli, directly questions the bargain that Evangelicals have made with Trump. â€śThe moral scales no longer balance,â€ť Galli told the Atlantic. https://tinyurl.com/rbppkke â€śWeâ€™ve been a movement that has said the moral character of our leaders is really important,â€ť Galli continued, adding that the association of Evangelicals with Trump will do â€śhorrificâ€ť damage to their ability to share the Gospel with others....
excerpt from, "Trumpâ€™s Evangelicals Say The Ends Justify The Means"
Well said, Chrisgp. Our pastor has never said that we should vote for a particular party or candidate, but that we should vote for people who most nearly conform to biblical principles in their stance on various issues. Interestingly enough, that eliminates 100 percent of Democrats 100 percent of the time. Poor Jimmy. Fake Christian supporting fake Americans.