Excerpt from the Chapter:
A Ringing Endorsement by the Church?
“Reasonable people can differ when it comes to the flagrantly partisan impeachment process. But this is not merely about impeachment, or even merely about President Trump. He is not the sickness. He is a symptom of a sickness that began before him, which is the hyper- politicization of the American church. This is a danger for all of us, wherever we fall on the political spectrum. Jesus said we should give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s. With profound love and respect, we ask our brothers and sisters in Christ to consider whether they have given to Caesar what belongs only to God: their unconditional loyalty.” (Dalrymple, 2019)
In his editorial, Timothy Dalrymple called “hyper-politicization of the American church,” the great sickness that causes evangelical Christians to continue to be loyal to a president who is “extravagantly immoral.” (Dalrymple, 2019)
Mr. Dalrymple goes on to say that “American evangelicalism is not a Republican PAC,” and that “We are a diverse movement that should collaborate with political parties when prudent but always standing apart, at a prophetic distance, to be what Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the conscience of the state.” (Dalrymple, 2019)
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