chips freepikWhatever his flaws, Ted Cruz made evangelicals the centerpiece of his campaign strategy. He took seriously our concerns about marriage, the dignity of human life, and religious liberty. Whatever you think of him, Cruz is a man of principle who does what he says he will do.

Now it appears that “the evangelicals” (as Donald Trump calls us) are abandoning Cruz and putting their chips on Trump. If Trump wins the nomination, as appears likely, whatever happens in November, we can probably kiss whatever political influence we think we have goodbye.

That’s what happens when you abandon your principles.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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