Christian Candidates

Christian Candidates

"Can't you see why so many [Christian] candidates didn't answer your survey?"

Christian CandidatesA Christian testimony is hard to fake. You either have one or you don't. And if Christian candidates withhold theirs 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 testimonies, our questions for the 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 wrote online:

"Any born again Christian should be interested in knowing the answers to [GodVoter] questions ... and Christian candidates should have no problem answering them. 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 these questions wouldn't appeal to them."