>”To put it in 19th-century terms, many evangelicals have tried to do the Lord’s work in the world’s way. Take for example the way the Religious Right has demonized the enemy and appealed to our fears. Well, Scripture tells us repeatedly to have no fear. And one of the most distinctive teachings of our Lord is that we, as His followers, are to love our enemies. I think the Religious Right has been sub-Christian in that sense. Moreover, they’ve fallen a long way from the great example of people like William Wilberforce, who fought furiously against slavery, but always with humility, grace, and remarkable love for the enemies who vilified him. “
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