Should being a Christian be a requirement for President of the United States?
- River EuphratesLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Unfortunately due to the sheer number of Christards in the US, almost every politicians has to suck up to Christians (and pretend to be Christian) in order to get elected.
- JerryLv 72 months ago
We are not a theocracy; we are a secular state. Our government and laws should be entirely neutral in matter of religion and faith, neither favoring nor disfavoring on the basis of this sect or belief vs that sect or belief, neither favoring nor disfavoring on the basis belief vs non-belief.
- Anonymous2 months ago
The only reason extremists care about Israel is because it's part of their murderous tend times fantasies. They don't give a **** about that country or anything Jewish. The Dominionists. Part of the sequence of events that will fulfill the prophecies they work so hard to make come true, is that the Jews will either have to convert or be killed. I hope the Jews are paying attention to this part of that series of beliefs. America is not a friend of Israel at all. Mike Pence and Pompeo are pushing trump about that country due to their murderous end times beliefs.
No. Religion should never factor into anything to do with elected office in America. I don't want some hardcore Christian extremists making laws based off cherry picked parts of the Bible they embrace. I would not wish any religious extremists in control of anything that affects a large swathe of people. Those agitating for Christian rule need to remember that. You think it will be sunshine and roses for all. It won't be. It never is.
According to Sara Diamond, "Largely through the impact of Rushdoony's and North's writings, the concept that Christians are Biblically mandated to 'occupy' all secular institutions has become the central unifying ideology for the Christian Right.
Dominionists celebrate Christian nationalism, in that they believe that the United States once was, and should once again be, a Christian nation. In this way, they deny the Enlightenment roots of American democracy.
Dominionists promote religious supremacy, insofar as they generally do not respect the equality of other religions, or even other versions of Christianity.
Dominionists endorse theocratic visions, insofar as they believe that the Ten Commandments, or "biblical law," should be the foundation of American law, and that the U.S. Constitution should be seen as a vehicle for implementing Biblical principles.
George Grant wrote in his 1987 book The Changing of the Guard: Biblical Principles for Political Action: Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ—to have dominion in civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness. ... But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice. ... Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land—of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ.
In many ways, Dominionism is more a political phenomenon than a theological one. It cuts across Christian denominations, from stern, austere sects to the signs-and-wonders culture of modern megachurches. Think of it like political Islamism, which shapes the activism of a number of antagonistic fundamentalist movements, from Sunni Wahabis in the Arab world to Shiite fundamentalists in Iran. Michelle Goldberg
The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence, by award-winning journalists and authors Michael D’Antonio and Peter Eisner, states: “For most of his life Pence had believed he was guided by God’s plan. He believed that the Lord intended for him to halt the erosion of religious conviction in the United States. And though he avoided stating it himself, many of his evangelical friends vbelieved Pence’s ultimate purpose was to establish a government based on biblical law. That was what they called Christian Dominionism.”
- Christian SinnerLv 72 months ago
I figure Obama was about as much a Christian as he needed to be in order to win the election. It didn't foster a respect for Israel in him though.
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- DougLv 52 months ago
No, that would be unconstitutional. It's a clear violation of the First Amendment. Having said that, I want to have more Christian people in office.
The truth is that death leads to heaven or hell, and the only way to heaven is through faith in Jesus Christ.
The Bible is very clear that no one can earn their way to heaven since good works do not pay for sins. See Gal. 2:16, Rom. 3:23-28, 4:4-5, Eph. 2:8-9, Tit. 3:5. The only way to heaven is by believing in Jesus for His free gift of eternal life. Jesus shed His blood on the cross as the full payment for our sins. He did all the work; all He requires of us is that we believe in Him. Once you believe in Jesus Christ to save you, you are secure forever!
Because we have all sinned against a perfectly holy and righteous God, we all deserve eternal separation from God in hell (Rom. 6:23). However, God loves us so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross as our Substitute so we don't have to go to hell. Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the grave three days later (1 Cor. 15:3-4). He gives eternal life freely to anyone who simply believes in Him for it. No one can be saved by doing good works. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Eph. 2:8-9).
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47).
- Anonymous2 months ago
YES! What do all Evil people and Satanists have in common? they don't think God is watching them.