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Tony Campolo Quotes on Faith: 5 Memorable Statements From Christian Evangelist

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Heralded as the originator of the "Christian left," Tony Campolo is America's best-known Democratic evangelist.

His dozens of books are of particular interest to Christians wanting to understand present-day issues through the teachings of Jesus Christ in a relevant way.

Unlike the majority of today's Christian evangelists, Campolo does not subscribe to the same package of right-wing beliefs and is known for candidly sharing his progressive approach to scripture and politics.

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1. "I have this final suggestion for any who doubt. Give yourself some time. Your doubt may be a temporary thing. Faith and doubt often come and go in my own life. There are days when, for no reason that I can explain, believing comes hard. There are other days when it comes easy. And remember this — even during those times when you don’t believe in God, God still believes in you and will not let you go."
Tony Campolo, "Losing Faith: Life’s Questions"

2. "Let us preach Christ, let us be faithful to proclaiming the Gospel, but let's leave judgment in the hands of God."
Tony Campolo, in an interview with Beliefnet

3. "I want to emphasis that I do believe, and it's core to my faith, that Jesus Christ is coming again. That's crucial to what Christianity is about. I believe that Christ is at work in the world through Christians. Trying to change the world that is into the world that ought to be, into what the Bible calls the Kingdom of God — a society of transformed people in a transformed social system — that's the Kingdom. We should be trying to create that Kingdom here on earth."
Tony Campolo, to Beliefnet

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4. "I leave judgments in the hands of God. I don’t know what’s going on in Bart’s heart or mind or soul. I have faith in God and I have faith in prayer, and I have confidence that this thing is not over until it’s over.”
Tony Campolo, according to Religion News Service, on his reaction to his son's leaving the flock

5. "I find a lot of people that believe in God don't have any faith."
–Tony Campolo, in the video below

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