The Need for an Evangelical Leader

One lesson we might derive from the recent presidential election is the importance of leadership. The pent-up frustration of a preponderance of Americans had been building for years, but without a leader this frustration had no constructive outlet. With the appearance of Donald Trump on the scene, that frustration became translated into productive energy.

My previous posts have been accentuating the necessity for evangelical unity. A major benefit of unity is found in the capacity to identify and appoint leadership. The evangelical community possesses some fine leaders such as Franklin Graham and Tony Perkins. No doubt others exist also. Imagine the potential that could be unleashed if the evangelical community were unified for political and cultural action in some sort of organization and then agreed on an effective leader to spearhead the movement. I am convinced that this configuration could result in the reinstatement of Christian culture in the United States.

For example, imagine if this evangelical movement could reestablish prayer and Bible reading in our public schools, implanting spiritual concepts in the minds and hearts of our children. This might seem like an outrageous and even unconstitutional idea. However, it has only been 55 years since this was a legally sanctioned practice in our schools. It is only viewed as outrageous because liberal media and educational institutions have made it seem so. With unity and leadership the evangelical community might be able to reverse that public perception, again making it seem normal that as a Christian nation our schools would propagate Christian concepts and values.

Of course, this and other initiatives to restore Christian culture in America would embroil us in numerous battles. These could only be won if we had an evangelical iteration of Eisenhower, Patton, or MacArthur leading the charge.

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