At the risk of angering some of you beyond reason, last night’s primary has set the stage for what many Christians have been saying-“If Donald Trump wins the nomination, I’m not voting.” Folks, there is a reality here that we must face up to. Irrespective of the who gets the Republican or Democratic nomination for President, your civic duty is to shape the world around you the best you can for Christ. The early Christians didn’t give up because they were under Roman rule. At least we have a say. And, quite frankly, not voting at all or writing someone in who hasn’t a chance, is a cop out. Tough words, I know, but we are not electing a pastor. If we were, by the condition of the church, we haven’t much to show there either.
If this meant to just accept evil rulers, Peter and the Apostles would have brought upon themselves damnation by resisting the Sadducees in Acts 5:29, when they said, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
A couple of points:
1) If we don’t like the choice of candidates, we have to get involved early in the process-that’s not an option now, and
2) we are not electing a pastor-we need to choose the candidate we believe will do the best to protect ourselves and our families and preserve our freedom. To do that, you must vote, and vote for a viable candidate rather than hide behind some esoteric concept of false spirituality or haughty, but misguided, principle. This is real. Life is now. We must act here on earth.