In a USA Today story, the new evangelicals are said to be more biblical than narrowly political–refusing to align exclusively with any party. “This is why an evangelical pastor who opposes abortion rights closed the Democratic National Convention in prayer. Evangelicals now serve as faith advisers to both presidential candidates and have labored to refashion both party platforms,” says Stephen Mansfield.
Mansfield goes on to say that evangelicals are trying to reclaim what Luther knew and Wilberforce lived: that the church must not seek to be the state, but rather, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., the church must become “the conscience of the state.”
Do you believe that this idea of the “new evangelicals” is accurate? Is it better for us to serve as faith advisers for both candidates than to align with only one?