"Can't you see why so many [Christian] candidates didn't answer your survey?"
Christian testimony is hard to fake. You either have one or you don't. And if Christian candidates
for 'strategic' reasons,
they make the same error that Peter made in the high priest's courtyard when he
denied knowing Jesus in an attempt to stay around longer and keep an eye on his
Lord (otherwise, he would have left the first
time he was recognized), and ended up betraying Him (see
Justice of God):
"But Peter said, 'Man, I do not know what you are saying!'
Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord
turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He
had said to him, 'Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.' So
Peter went out and wept bitterly." (Luke 22:60-62)
While all of us wish more "Christian" candidates would share their Christian
for presidential candidates are intended to probe their
claims of faith as means to distinguishing true Christians who
have and aren't afraid to share their
Christian testimony from those who are afraid or
don't have one. And
Christians recognize this, as one
"Any born again Christian should be interested in knowing the answers to
questions ... and Christian
candidates should have no problem answering the questions.
Of course, if a candidate isn't a Christian or isn't a true Christian, or is a
liberal Christian or Christian-in-name-only, well then, I can see why the
questions wouldn't appeal to them."