(Sightings) Martin Marty—Evangelicals Change and Make Changes

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The familiar “Protestant-Catholic-Jew” mantra no longer defines American religion. Politicians, bloggers, statisticians, and demographers now conventionally add “Evangelical” to the classifying. When Will Herberg wrote the canonical book Protestant-Catholic-Jew in the mid-fifties, Evangelicals appeared to be marginal at best. In recent decades they make the news more often and they are more exploited by and influential among politicians and public life than are the many breeds of Protestants. Let’s look in on the Evangelicals..[and see] how thoughtful Evangelicals change and make changes on three key issues: climate change, immigration, and gay marriage.

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Posted April 18, 2013 at 6:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Jim the Puritan wrote:

Mr. Marty, do you not know the Scriptures say “faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”  (Hebrews 11) 

Are you going to believe the deceitful culture around you and its manipulated images, or are you going to believe in the clear Word of God?  God speaks very, very clearly about marriage and sexual purity.  The negative fallout of not living those standards is all around us: divorce, adultery, broken families, broken and hardened hearts and depression, sexual diseases and death, crimes of passion, pornography, abortion, pedophilia, but most people are blinded and cannot see the actual reality.

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