Election 2016 Preview – What Christians Need to Value as Well


Here’s a barna update on what voters are looking for in a candidate.

Just from looking at the images below, in comparison to all adults, evangelicals seem to care more about:

  • Character
  • Religious Faith

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While they seem to care less on the candidates political experience and where they stand on certain issues. Except when it comes to:

  • Abortion
  • Religious Liberty

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I understand why these 4 factors are important to Christians. It’s a part of who we are and what we stand for. However, my concern is about what we don’t value. These are the issues I believe should be nearly as important as the next citizen:

  • Economy
  • Health Care
  • Gun Control
  • Environment

Us Christians should want to see a more just and fair society, where the least of these are considered and given support. We should want to see a healthier society, where the sick have access to quality and affordable treatment. We should want to see a safer society, where wrong weapons are regulated and all weapons are denied to the wrong people. We should want to see a more beautiful world, because God created it so and gave us the mandate to care for it.

I hope that in addition to character, religious faith, abortion, and religious liberty, we can also include the others: economy, health care, gun control, and the environment.

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