Recently, Religion Unplugged published a story by Julia Duin featuring PCPJ. It’s titled “Meet The Evangelicals Who Are Anti-Trump”, and while I personally don’t wear “anti-Trump” as a label it is true that we have been critical to President Trump for not promoting peace and justice very well.
We follow Jesus and see peace and justice as something very central to the Gospel message. We’re sad to see how many of our fellow Pentecostals and Charismatics, particularly in the West, argue for things like:
- that everyone should have weapons,
- that refugees should be deported to war and misery,
- that man-made climate change does not exist,
- that economic inequality is good,
- and that gender equality has gone too far.
These are not things that Jesus stands for in the gospels, nor are they things that the Pentecostal movement originally stood for. Early Pentecostal friends were pacifists, included women preachers and were committed to poverty reduction and a sustainable environment.
They tried to resurrect all of Pentecost in Acts 2, not just the tongues part. We at PCPJ wish to do the same. Continue reading Not All American Pentecostals Support Donald Trump