It is not often that a presidential candidate calls for biblical values to “rise up”. But that is exactly what Ted Cruz is saying. His clarion call is for Christians and pastors to, “stand up”.
Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz: The Body of Christ Must ‘Rise Up’ This Election Season
By Heather Clark/ Christian News Network
TUPELO, Miss. — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is calling upon Christians and their pastors to “rise up” for biblical values during the 2016 election season.
“Nothing is more important in the next 18 months than that the Body of Christ rises up and that Christians stand up—that pastors stand up and lead,” he said in a recent interview with the American Family Association during a campaign stop in Mississippi. (Watch here.)
He noted that his father, Rafael Cruz, a pastor, has been encouraging other pastors to be salt and light in the nation.
“He will tell pastors, ‘Listen, God really laid upon my heart that no one bears greater responsibility for the condition of this country today than the pastors,’” Cruz explained. “Because if the flock stumbles into a ditch, you don’t blame the sheep; you blame the shepherd.”
“And in this last election, 54 million evangelical Christians stayed home,” he said. “Is it any wonder we have the government we have, the leaders we have, if Christians stay home and leave electing our leaders to unbelievers? We get exactly what we deserve.”