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  1. Kristin,
    Thank you for your article. I am glad there are some CRC people who regard Hillary Clinton in terms of who she is. I wish that would happen about Barak Obama. People in Sioux Center still say he is a Muslim. WOW that hits me in the stomach. I too, as Hilary, was a pro-Goldwater person but was indeed influenced by the civil rights movement and became a Democrat. Keep up your work and influence people.

  2. Kristin,

    With due respect, I imagine the reason that most people don’t recognize her as “Christian” is that they instinctively intuit that the “progressive Christianity” that was 1960’s Methodism paved the way for the militantly secular, and largely anti-Christian liberalism that dominates the Democratic Party today. This thesis–that today’s modern secular liberalism is yesterday’s progressive Christianity–is the core of Joseph Bottum’s argument in his 2014 book An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America. Moreover, I think it likely that whatever natural reticence that Hillary may have as to self-identifying as Christian, it isn’t at all clear how that could help her in her bid to win her party’s nomination, as the Party seems largely hostile to anything having to do with Traditional Ways of Thinking–especially ways that are tinged with Christianity.

    1. Yes, this is part of the story as well, and one I’m working to develop in the book. Seeds of secularism can be found in this progressive tradition. But also a genuine faith tradition. As a religious historian, and as a Christian, this is the most interesting part of the story as far as I’m concerned. Hillary’s own faith is somewhat secondary.

  3. Hillary Clinton is an outspoken advocate for abortion. She denies or ignores the Biblical assertion that an unborn baby is human: “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” (Psalm 51:5) The Bible mentions sin only in connection with people; therefore, the Bible teaches that a baby is human from the moment of conception. In spite of, or perhaps because of, her religious background, Hillary does not see unborn babies as God does, made in His image and entitled to the life He gives them. Therefore, Christians who seek “… to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with [their] God” (Micah 6:8) must oppose her on that issue.

  4. I have read several articles on the internet regarding Hillary Clinton’s religion.

    One thing is clear. Hillary’s religious views are constantly evolving and she is unstable in all her ways.

    James 1:8 “Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”

    Malachi 3:6 “”I am the LORD, and I do not change.”

    A Christian in Name Only is someone who professes to be a Christian in public, but doesn’t know, understand or follow the teachings of Christianity. Not knowing the teachings and beliefs of Christianity, the Christian in Name Only violates them continually and is in all likelihood NOT a Christian.

    Though Hillary and the Democrats talk of religion, Hillary Clinton is a Christian in Name Only.

    Paul wrote 13 of the 27 books of the New Testament. Paul wrote the following:

    1 Corinthians 5:11 “But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who CLAIMS TO BE A BROTHER OR SISTER but is sexually immoral or GREEDY, an idolater or SLANDERER, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.”

    Paul was referring to Christians in the church who CLAIMED to be Christians, but who were NOT true Christians.

    Certainly Christians should talk to non-believers, but when it comes to hypocrites in the Christian church, they are to be rebuked because their comments go against the against the Word of God in the Bible, and they should never be accepted.

    We all must judge to some extent or we could not vote or serve on a jury.

    In John 7:24 we are told that Jesus said “Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”

    Both atheists and Christians often say that the Bible says that we are never supposed to judge others. That’s incorrect.

    The verse below quoting Jesus one of the ones they are talking about:

    Luke 6:37 (King James Version) “judge not, and ye shall not be judged”.

    Jesus was warning people against judging and CONDEMNING as a judge in a courtroom would. He’s calling us to not condemn people, to not pass final judgment and declare them irretrievably guilty.

    Jesus also said as reported in John 7:24 “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”

    It is not possible to live without being “judgmental” of another person’s behavior or words.

    When listening to a witness in a courtroom, we judge whether the truth is being told. When we listen to a debate, we judge. A policeman couldn’t do his job if he didn’t judge. But we do not condemn the witness or debater and the policeman doesn’t sentence the person he arrests.

    The English verb “judge” in the ancient Greek the New Testament was written in has comes in the form of 3 different words and has 3 different meanings.

    The word “krino” meant to judge as a courtroom judge would and condemn another person.

    The word “anakrino” meant to judge by mentally questioning. No punishment or condemnation is implied.

    The word “diakrino” meant to discern, to understand. No punishment or condemnation is implied.

    So long as you don’t judge another and condemn him/her by wishing them ill, go ahead and judge what they do or say not angrily, but evaluate it, understand it, accept it or reject it.

    For example, there is a big difference between judging another person’s behavior and judging the eternal state of his soul. The latter judgment belongs only to God.

    Romans 3: 23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

    If you will consult a Strong’s Concordance in book form, or search it on the internet, you will see that the word “judge” in the New Testament that here are 3 words for judge; krino, anakrino and diakrino. Consult “Vines Dictionary of Biblical Words” in the book or on the internet and you will find the same thing.

  5. I have been reading as much as I can find, looking for the one statement that confirms salvation, I have not found it. I am continuing to research. I have seen the so called social gospel, I have seen that our beliefs must change, I have seen works righteousness. I have seen she is a Methodist; and that Church advocates a one world view. I have seen the sacrifice of the unborn upon the alter of women’s rights. what I; as of yet; have not found is a confession of saving faith; That is “Jesus is the only begotten Son of God.” I have found no quote where she has claimed “Saved by the finished works of Jesus Christ,’ 1 Cor. 15: 1-4. I have found; to this point; no reference to a belief in Jesus Christ her the savior. Yet what I have found is a dedication to Saul Alinsky, who dedicated his book Rules for Radicals to Satan in 1971. Many people can save Christian but few rely on the Blood of Jesus Christ to have purchased it. I have found we must be tolerant of other faiths and gospels which the word says they are to be “Accursed.” I question her faith but I have seen her works.

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