Can there be common ground between liberals and evangelical conservatives?
I don’t know any devil-worshipping Democrats
In response to my post “Why do evangelical conservatives support a sinner like Donald Trump?”, Brian Glenn posted the following response:
Why do you support the devil worshiping Democrats. Have you also sold your soul to the devil. Stop supporting the One World Government and turn to Jesus Christ as he is coming for his church soon. Pick up a Bible and you will see that the time is soon. Bible Prophecy has picked up speed since Trump took office. Everything happens in Israel where Jesus will return to throw the devil in the Lake of Fire, then sit on the throne of David for a thousand years when the New Jerusalem is created. ABC’s A) admin you’re a sinner B) Say and believe Jesus is our Lord and Savior and that he was raised from the dead C) call on Jesus and repent for your sins. Just believing in Jesus will not get you to Heaven. You need to be born again (saved in Jesus). The Straight Gate: Wide is the gate and broad is the road that will lead to destruction; many will find it. Straight is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to everlasting life; only a few will find it.
This is the actual response, word-for-word.
Why do evangelical conservatives support a sinner like Donald Trump?
The futile effort of the religious right to stop social progress
While I must admit that I chafe at a few of his assertions, I am most bothered by the first sentence of his response:
Why do you support the devil worshiping Democrats.
In response, I would ask, what makes him think Democrats are Devil-worshipping. As anyone who has read my posts would know, I consider myself a person of faith and a follower of the Lord.
What the Bible says about immigration
Despite the claims of conservatives, the Bible was clear on this point
But there is more to this line than simply an untrue assertion. This language is eerily similar to the kind of language terrorists would use to describe their targets. Since I am Devil-worshipping, and he is clearly a man of God, he would be justified in killing me, wouldn’t he?
We are both Americans. Both Christians. But yet he is able to put me in the box of a “Devil-worshipper” because of my political beliefs?
Is it possible to have a rational discussion involving myself and this reader? Do we have any language in common? If he represents the views of a sizable group of Americans, should we even bother trying to convince them?
I am sincerely interested in these questions. Any thoughts on your part would be appreciated.
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