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Revision as of 09:40, 28 December 2017

As much as liberals and leftists love to signal their virtues and condemn those on the right. However, leftists are known to do many morally reprehensible things, even things which violate their own standards (see Liberal values and Hollywood values). While Conservative Christians are not perfect ("For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" -Romans 3:23) there are notable examples of Christians who display the virtues laid out in the Bible which stand in stark contrast to general modern secular values.

Important Notes Before Editing:

  • Christians are born sinners like everybody else, but examples of Christians or nominal "Christians" being caught doing something scandalous does not negate the fact that the virtuous things Christians do are in fact virtuous.
  • There are many "Christians" who are wolves in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15). Examples include Faith Healers, Prosperity Preachers, and genuine self-righteous bigots (e.g. The Westboro Baptist Church). Again, this does not negate the virtues of genuine Christians.
  • This list is not intended to boast or brag about the moral superiority of Christians. That would be pride, and pride is condemned in the Bible (James 4:6). Even true Christians will stumble sometimes (see the aforementioned Romans 3:23) and the only difference between believers and non-believers in the eyes of God is that they have been justified through the work of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). Nevertheless, Christians are called to stand out from the world and "be imitators of God, as beloved children," as laid out in Ephesians Chapter 5. This list is meant to give examples of those who demonstrate Christian values in their daily lives and can serves as role models for newer, less experienced Christians.

Examples

Marital Fidelity

In a world in which trivializes divorce, staying married to the same spouse is a notable virtue. These are examples of Christians who have only married once and are still married to the same spouse:

  1. Kirk Cameron has been married to his wife, Chelsea Noble, since 1991.
  2. Ray Comfort has been married to his wife, Sue, since 1972.
  3. Toby McKeehan, known professionally as TobyMac, has been married to his wife, Amanda, since 1994.
  4. Mike Pence and Billy Graham refuse to be alone with any women without their wives present, and they refuse to be at events with alcohol without their wives present