NRB | NRB Leaders, Members Comment on the Election Result

The following is a selection of comments shared by Christian leaders and organizations across the country regarding the results of the Presidential election:

“It is well known that evangelical leaders were divided concerning the presidential election. Nevertheless, voters who identify as evangelical made their preference clear. Now it’s time for evangelical leaders to come together. Evangelicals face growing challenges to religious liberty, free speech, the sanctity of human life, and other fundamental liberties for which we must stand united in the public square. These liberties are critical to the proclamation of biblical truth, both in our churches and beyond through our members’ broadcasting ministries. Nevertheless, more than just for our own sakes, the well-being and the lives of our fellow citizens are at stake in how our government addresses these matters. Because of these convictions, we must and will continue to contend for biblical truth and free speech.”

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters

“Even though Mr. Trump has won the election and made encouraging promises, now is no time to relax. We must rally the troops and prepare to advance Christian principles throughout America for the months and years to come. We can never give up.”

Tim Wildmon, President of American Family Association

“And so while the election has ended, I believe our work as Christians has only just begun. There will be a lot to absorb and discuss in the coming days, weeks and months. To be sure, though, we are commanded to pray for our elected leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-2). We must also try and live at peace with all (Romans 12:18) without speaking evil and quarreling (Titus 3:2). We must pray on behalf of our cities, states and nation (Jeremiah 29: 7). Finally, we must remember that our ultimate struggle is not with men but with our mortal enemy (Ephesians 6:12).”

Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family

“America’s leaders must come together in both the House and the Senate, working with our president-elect, Donald Trump. This is a time to see Supreme Court Justices appointed who are conservative and strict constitutionalists, the kind of justices President-elect Trump promised to appoint. Additionally, this is a moment for us to stand for the sanctity of human life from the womb to the tomb, religious liberty nationally and globally, return to a deep belief in the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman, to honor and care for all people, giving them the dream of an America filled with opportunity and a future, recapture a strong commitment to the national security of our nation, and create a hope for the future for our nation that is so great, all Americans can come together.”

Ronnie Floyd, Senior Pastor of Cross Church

“This election has been long, it’s been tough, and it’s been divisive. It’s time to put that behind us. Now is the time to come together in unity and work together. Our nation has so many problems that need fixing. Even more important are the spiritual needs of our country. Whether we are rich or poor, without Jesus Christ we are the most desperately in need, the poorest of the poor. We cannot ignore His hand and His supreme authority.”

Franklin Graham, President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse

“Many people and much of the media are shocked and perplexed at the election results. What happened? How could polls be so wrong? Answer: God, not the media is in control: ‘For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God’ (Romans 13:1).”

Ken Ham, Speaker, Author, President, CEO, and Founder of Answers in Genesis

“President-elect Trump has made very specific, crucial commitments to our cause and I believe he is sincere. I believe we’re going to see a thoughtful, caring president in Donald Trump. Time will tell. It’s incumbent upon us to daily pray for this less-than-perfect man who stepped up to the plate to make America stronger, more pro-life and determined to protect our religious freedoms. Please pray for him and his family. Pray also for vice president-elect Mike Pence and his family.”

Bradley Mattes, President, Life Issues Institute

“Even after President-elect Trump is sworn into office in January, all that has divided our nation will not mysteriously disappear. It will take prayer. Prayer for President Trump, Vice President Pence, our Congress and Senate, governors, local leaders, and our nation. I believe what we are now seeing is the result of a LOT of people on their knees before God. THAT should not have stopped with the sunrise of November 9th.”

Ron Phillips, Senior Pastor of Abba’s House

“Well first of all, we should, as the Bible instructs us, pray for those in authority. We should also pray for President-Elect elect Trump to surround himself with wise and godly counselors, and to act justly, wisely, and rightly. Beyond that we should support any of his policies that promote the common good. We should urge him to protect the unborn, as well as those who believe in traditional marriage, and to safeguard religious freedom. But what we can’t do is fall prey to the political illusion. As Chuck Colson liked to say, the Kingdom of God never arrives on Air Force One. Too often Christians lose sight of this basic truth and have allowed themselves to become court preachers instead of prophets. But prophets we must be. The church’s duty is to speak truth to power, especially when the power doesn’t want to hear it. If Jesus is Lord, no one else is.”

John Stonestreet, President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview