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Christians must model grace and love in time of fear, ministers say – See more at:

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One Baptist minister suggests simply smiling at or greeting Muslims can be enough to show God’s grace. (Creative Commons photo by Shazron)

’Tis the season to be … fearful?

It’s not what the lyrics actually say but they may as well given the politically induced hysteria surrounding Muslim immigration and Syrian refugees.

A lot of churches and evangelical leaders are pumping panic-stricken messages from their pulpits, too, say a growing list of Christian writers and ministers concerned about the nation’s anti-Muslim mood.

In blogs, columns and interviews with Baptist News Global, they say it appears as though the Advent season has been usurped by presidential election season.

“The essential thing that’s wrong with that is that it’s inconsistent with scripture and with our witness and everything we are about,” said Mark Tidsworth, a Baptist minister who coaches pastors and congregations as president of Pinnacle Leadership Associates in South Carolina.

Read more at Baptist News Global…

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