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Invitation to read The Spiritual Decline and Fall of the Republican Party

My recent article, “The Spiritual Decline and Fall of the Republican Party: Is it time to form a Christian Center party?” (April 6, 2016) will not appear at PneumaReview.com for the very good reason that it is predominantly political. But the editor of The Pneuma Review has been gracious in inviting me to post this announcement about it with its link.

Images: left: Ayn Rand’s influential Atlas Shrugged; center: conservative writer William F. Buckley, Jr. and President Ronald Reagan at President Reagan’s 1986 birthday party; right: The Blue Book from the John Birch Society.

It has been the most difficult (and personally sad) blog posting I have ever written, as I have been a devoted Republican most of my adult life. I make the point that the present Republican Party has been poisoned by an excess of Libertarian philosophy, especially of the Ayn Rand variety, and it no longer has a spiritual advantage for the Christian voter in comparison to the equally (but differently) flawed Democratic Party.  Many of you will disagree with parts or all of it. I am anxious to see your comments.

http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/decline-and-fall-of-the-republican-party/

[Editor’s note: William De Arteaga’s article was originally published in 2016, republished in 2019 at PentecostalTheology.com.]

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About the Author: William L. De Arteaga, Ph.D., is known internationally as a Christian historian and expert on revivals and the rebirth and renewal of the Christian healing movement. His major works include Quenching the Spirit: Discover the Real Spirit Behind the Charismatic Controversy (Creation House, 1992, 1996), Forgotten Power: The Significance of the Lord’s Supper in Revival (Zondervan, 2002), Agnes Sanford and Her Companions: The Assault on Cessationism and the Coming of the Charismatic Renewal (Wipf & Stock, 2015), and The Public Prayer Station: Taking Healing Prayer to the Streets and Evangelizing the Nones (Emeth Press, 2018). Bill pastored two Hispanic Anglican congregations in the Marietta, Georgia area, and is semi-retired. He continues in his healing, teaching and writing ministry and is the state chaplain of the Order of St. Luke, encouraging the ministry of healing in all Christian denominations. Facebook

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