Evangelical Theologian Wayne Grudem Endorses Marco Rubio

By Jay Richards Published on January 13, 2016

Evangelical theologian Wayne Grudem, who was recently announced as a member of Marco Rubio’s religious liberty advisory board, has just endorsed Rubio for president.

Grudem, a professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, is a well known and respected theologian in conservative evangelical circles. He is not only the author of a popular text on systematic theology, but has also written extensively on the politics and economics. In 2010, he wrote an encyclopedic book, Politics According to the Bible, which sought to apply Scripture and Christian theology to all the major political issues. And in a 2013 book The Poverty of Nations, co-authored with economist Barry Asmus, he defended the free market as the best solution to poverty.

According to The Christian Post, Grudem had this to say about the Florida senator:

Rubio is a winsome, likable candidate who has the best chance of soundly defeating Hillary Clinton. He is equally fluent in Spanish and English, which will be a huge asset with Hispanic voters in the general election. … He does not come across as harsh but as reasonable and thoughtful in his defense of conservative positions. And his own words about his personal faith seem to me, as an Evangelical, to indicate a genuine belief in Christ as his own Savior and Lord.

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