A dear friend of our family and Christian Historian, Bill Potter, recently wrote an article about a Christian's duty during the election process. As I read through Bill's comparison of America in 1812 and 2012, I was struck with a few thoughts. First, the duty of Christians is always foremost to obey the Word of the Lord. Bill writes,"Our duty is simply to obey God in the political process and leave the results to Him, trusting in His provident care." So many Christians are not willing to be obedient to God's Word and leave the outcome to Him. We often think that He must need our help, as if He couldn't possibly know what we need.
The second, voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil. Bill states,"If we think that the Republican Party coming to power in the White House — as represented by a man who is a member of a non-Christian cult, with a solid pro-abortion, government healthcare, high taxes resume — means that Christ’s standards will be advanced through his election, and a rational fiscal policy will arrive when he takes the oath of office, we have sadly misplaced our biblical values and responsibility to God for our actions, and misunderstand the direction our nation ought to go."
To read the entire article go to Vision Forum Ministries.