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Will the Real Christian Please Stand?

By Bob Waldrep

"Donald Trump came up with a new nickname for Hillary Clinton, 'The Devil.' I like how he says 'it's true,' as if he traveled to Hell and confirmed it himself."

Jimmy Kimmel

 "Members of the conservative Christian clergy met with Donald Trump. They came out of the meeting proclaiming 'THERE IS NO GOD!'"

Conan O'Brien

Late night comedians, like most Americans have grown accustomed to religion and politics being intertwined. Since Jerry Falwell formed the Moral Majority in 1979, aligning followers of the movement with the Republican Party, this has meant Republicans have typically been portrayed as the “Christian” party and Democrats as the anti-Christians. That can be seen in the jokes by Kimmel and O’Brien. However, as we are learning, in this current presidential race the worlds of religion and politics have been turned upside down.

Twenty years ago who would have thought the Republicans would be backing a candidate that doesn’t make faith a central part of their campaign while the Democrats are backing a candidate that – when needed – is embracing their faith as a reason for support. In fact, the Republican candidate has seemingly spent more effort on convincing voters that his opponent is not a Christian than convincing them he is a Christian.

Addressing a group of Christian leaders on June 21, 2016, Trump said, "We don't know anything about Hillary in terms of religion…Now, she's been in the public eye for years and years, and yet there's no — there's nothing out there. There’s like nothing out there." 1 He made this claim despite the fact that Clinton has realized there is an advantage in presenting herself as the candidate of faith in this election.

For example, while campaigning in Iowa in January of 2016, Clinton was asked about her beliefs and in her comments stated, “I am a person of faith. I am a Christian. I am a Methodist. I have been raised Methodist”. 2 While in this instance, she identifies herself as a “Christian”, she more often simply refers to herself as a “Methodist” or a “person of faith”.

Like Clinton, Trump rarely uses the “C” word, also preferring to identify himself denominationally as a Presbyterian. Consider his answer when asked specifically about his faith in a January, 2015 meeting.

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Spiritual BuffetSPIRITUAL BUFFET by Bob Waldrep and Ron Carter

This book is a compilation of articles published in the Alabama Baptist Newspaper that were written by Crosswinds' staff members, Bob Waldrep and Ron Carter. Topics include: Atheism and Agnostics, Universalists and Unitarians, Occultism, Wicca (Witchcraft), New Age, Word-Faith Movement, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses...and more. $10 (includes S&H)



Theology Made SimpleCHRISTIAN THEOLOGY MADE SIMPLE by Dr. Sterling Edwards

In this book, Crosswinds' Vice President, Sterling Edwards, provides simple answers to tough question about the Bible and Christian theology. Brief and to the point, the author draws upon his experience as a pastor to explain the subjects he tackles in a humorous and simplistic style. Topics include: Scripture, Creation, Sin, the Atonement, Faith, Prayer, and much more. $15 (includes S&H)



Pet SeminaryPET SEMINARY by Jeff Sutherland

Though it includes touching and often humorous stories of the author and his pets, this book really isn't about dogs or their owners. It is about you and your relationship with God. Crosswinds contributor, Jeff Sutherland effectively illustrates how God wants to teach you, mold you, train you. And, in doing so, He will use your children, your pets, your family, your friends, your problems, your sin, your sickness, your situations every day to learn and grow. All you have to do is listen. $20 (includes S&H) 

Complete EvangelismTHE COMPLETE EVANGELISM GUIDEBOOK - Scott Dawson, Editor

A very thorough and practical collection of essays addressing all aspects and nuances of the evangelism issue, from fine-tuning your testimony to what to do when you don't have the answers, Over 50 evangelists, including Crosswinds' President, Bob Waldrep, share their expertise regarding the transmission of the faith, and in so doing they attempt to alleviate the fear that we feel before learning effective witnessing methods. From atheists to non-believing church-members, from the homeless to members of the entertainment industries, from strangers to our own children, almost everyone is covered by this anthology, making it simple for you to break down the invisible barriers between the unsaved and the Savior. $20 (includes S&H) 


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