24 Jun 6/24/16 “Megachurch Pastors Endorse Trump – Why Are Christians Divided?” – Shane Idleman
Megachurch Pastors Endorse Trump – Why Are Christians Divided?
I’m extremely saddened by the negative comments toward pastors who have sought to advise Trump – Jack Graham, Jentezen Franklin, Harry Jackson, and many others have helped me immensely – these are godly men. Don’t we want national Christian leaders advising a possible future President? Of course we do…so why is there a huge divide?
The first reason why Christians are divided is because many claiming to be “Christians” are not genuinely saved. They have “religion” but not a true relationship with God. As a result, their perception of truth is skewed, hence the divide. They are led by Hollywood, not the Holy Spirit.
Secondly, many Christians believe that Christians should stay out of politics. But politics has been instrumental in movements to protect the unborn and the poor, as well as the abolition of slavery, women’s rights, and the Civil Rights Movement, to mention only a few. So I don’t embrace this view. Read more here: http://
westsidechristianfellowship. org/articles/7-7-2012-should- christians-stay-out-of- politics-pastor-shane-idleman/
Thirdly, many are divided on the “role” of government. Our political system, ordained by God, oversees the affairs of men. The institution of government was created by God to govern man—to protect and defend, and to administer justice. The bulk of the article will focus on this 3rd point.