The aftermath of one of the most divisive elections in recent memory has led to an equally divided reaction from evangelical leaders. Here’s a snapshot of just a few well-known evangelical voices and how they have responded to the election of President-elect Donald Trump.
Pastor, First Baptist Dallas
Congrats to my friend @realDonaldTrump on your election as President. Enjoyed visiting with you & Melania today. We are praying for you.
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) November 9, 2016
President, Family Research Council
Our nation has an opportunity over the next 4 years to make freedom mean something again.
— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) November 9, 2016
President, Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Association
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) November 10, 2016
Author, founding pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis
“One day America and all its presidents will be a footnote in history, but the kingdom of Jesus will never end” –@JohnPiper
— J-Fred (@JFRED1991) November 8, 2016
Author, pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio
Wow, what a night! May God bless @realDonaldTrump with the heart of David, the vision of Daniel and the wisdom of Solomon.
— Max Lucado (@MaxLucado) November 9, 2016
Believers: Trust that God is God. But don’t dismiss the pain and confusion of others who were marginalized during this election.
— Brandon Hatmaker (@brandonhatmaker) November 9, 2016
Author and professor, North Park Theological Seminary,
White evangelicals, you could have stood up and said that following Christ and the body of Christ is greater, but you chose to pursue power.
— Soong-Chan Rah (@profrah) November 10, 2016
Pastor, Anacostia River Church
Congratulations white evangelicalism on your candidate’s win. I don’t understand you and I think you just sealed some aweful fate.
— Thabiti Anyabwile (@ThabitiAnyabwil) November 9, 2016
Pastor, Village Church
The church will have credibility where she fights for diversity, loves the poor and welcomes the immigrant. Keep this in mind as we pray
— Matt Chandler (@MattChandler74) November 9, 2016
Evangelist, author, teacher
My deep hope for the church is that many of us will now go into recovery & break our fierce addiction to the vitriol we’ve used like Vicodin
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) November 9, 2016
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