1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

7 types of evangelicals -- and how they'll affect the presidential race

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    18,026
    Likes Received:
    216
    Faith:
    Baptist
  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    39,819
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Their research confirms other research done by organizations like lifeway which is that the more one attends church the more conservative one is and votes for.
     
  3. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    18,026
    Likes Received:
    216
    Faith:
    Baptist
    And the support for Trump decreases and support for Cruz or Ruio increases among church goers. The cultural evangelicals, those who grew up in evangelical churches, but no longer attend are the "evangelicals" who are the strongest supporters of Trump.

    This explains how so many who say they are evangelical support Trump. They are not true evangelicals as they do not take the lesions of Christ seriously, do not go to church, are like non-practicing Jews or Catholics.
     
  4. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    39,819
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Actually the support among regular church goers goes to Cruz before Rubio
     
  5. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    18,026
    Likes Received:
    216
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Yes, the church goers do support Cruz.

    Do you consider the "cultural evangelicals" Christian. No I am not baiting. I am sincerely interested in your, and other peoples reply to this question.

    In the article I cited "cultural evangelical" is described as:

    These evangelicals were raised Christian but don't go to church or consider religion that important in their lives. Still, when pollsters ask about their faith, they call themselves evangelical, much like nonreligious Jews still identify as Jewish.

    A majority of born again Christians have tended to view Trump favorably, according to Reuters' rolling poll. But his popularity drops significantly among evangelicals who attend church weekly, a key marker of religious commitment.

    That may explain why cultural evangelicals don't seem dismayed by Trump's description of Communion as "his little cracker," his inability to name a favorite Bible verse and his recent flubbing of a New Testament reference.

    Trump may lose the evangelical vote in Iowa, where church attendance is high, but win their favor in other parts of the country, where faith is more a matter of culture than weekly worship, said Mark Silk, an expert on religion and politics at Trinity College in Connecticut.

    "A Southern guy is susceptible to Trump in a way that an Iowa Pentecostal probably isn't."

     
  6. Rob_BW

    Rob_BW Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,888
    Likes Received:
    455
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I don't get this statement. Iowa doesn't have a particularly high rate of church attendance, when compared to the region he describes as being merely culturally Christian.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/181601/frequent-church-attendance-highest-utah-lowest-vermont.aspx
     
  7. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    Messages:
    18,620
    Likes Received:
    878
    Faith:
    Baptist
    What is a "culture of faith"? If someone doesn't attend church how can there be a "culture of faith"?
     
  8. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    18,026
    Likes Received:
    216
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Where do you see the phrase, "culture of faith"?
     
  9. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    Messages:
    18,620
    Likes Received:
    878
    Faith:
    Baptist
    where faith is more a matter of culture than weekly worship...
     
  10. TCassidy

    TCassidy Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    14,291
    Likes Received:
    1,843
    Faith:
    Baptist
  11. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    39,819
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    It is under the last title which is number 7.

    You really need to start reading posts that you post as well as what others post and you respond too.
     
  12. Zaac

    Zaac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Messages:
    13,757
    Likes Received:
    220
  13. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    18,026
    Likes Received:
    216
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I completely agree with you on this.

    When I was a young adult, still in the South, I realized this was a problem. There were quite a few people in the Baptist churches I attended who were regular in attendance. It was pretty obvious they were there because it was socially acceptable and helped their business or social status. However it was also obvious that the teaching of Christ did not influence their daily lives. This type of person gives Christianity a bad taste in the mouths of many non-believers.
     
  14. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    23,158
    Likes Received:
    328
    Faith:
    Baptist
    # 6 from the link on the OP
    "13% of evangelical Protestants identify as liberal,"
     
  15. Alcott

    Alcott Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    7,846
    Likes Received:
    140
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Probably the same way buttermilk can be "cultured."
     
Loading...