An election-day appeal to those, especially Christians, thinking of not voting.
Charles Spurgeon once said “Voting for the lesser evil is still voting for evil. So choose not to vote.” A lot of people have been disappointed, or even disgusted by the presidential race, and have tuned out entirely and plan not to vote.
But is that a viable choice? Look around. The nation is on life support. Our institutions are crumbling before our eyes on a daily basis. The lives of people and families, and their finances, are in horrible shape. Our borders are non-existent under the ruling globalist elite, and crime, terrorism, and racial strife is steadily becoming the new norm.
I don’t consider getting control of these things, as Donald Trump has consistently promised to do, to be evil, I consider it to be good. Trump has surrounded himself with high-quality advisers, including the best of the military, congress and the church. For months now he has laid out highly-specific policy details, and he has committed himself to a list of Supreme Court nominees that experts have lauded.
As a Christian, I am not voting for a pastor, I am not choosing a spouse. I am voting for a person I think will be able to lead this nation back from the threshold of the abyss it has all but crossed. Our house is on fire. We need someone who can put it out. We can discuss doctrine afterward. Hillary Clinton, though, would use the burning house to roast hog dogs, and sell them at a profit to onlookers.
How many Christians would have chosen the ones Jesus picked to be His leaders? Why didn’t He go to the religious conservatives to find the future leaders of His church? Like it or not, the ones He chose were more like Trump than those we tend to esteem. Even the Apostle John, who is now known as the great messenger of love, was so reactionary that he wanted to call down fire from heaven to consume those who disagreed with them. On the night before Jesus was crucified, the disciples argued over who was the greatest. Sounds like the way Trump used to live to me.
There also are other biblical parallels that have been cited, where an unbeliever has served God’s people, such as kings Cyrus and Nebuchadnezzar.
In the gospels, there is a parable of a nobleman who goes off to a distant land to secure his kingdom. Many in the land oppose his rule, so as he leaves the protagonist tells his followers to “occupy” (KJV) until he returns. The original word there is pragmatuei, from whose root we get the word “pragmatism”. Pragmatism is not a dirty word. Correctly used, it is a Jesus word. Jesus was saying that the way forward was going to be rough. There was stiff opposition and His followers should not expect easy gains. Hard decisions would have to be made in an imperfect world. They should be down to earth, and there was no place for either triumphalism or naivete.
Of course, we should never violate first principles. But I don’t see how voting for an imperfect man who may well be our only chance to change the direction of the nation is violating any principles. Quite the opposite, really.
I believe Donald Trump is what we need to change the direction of the nation – and the world. This is not a panacea. The church will still have tons of work to do – work that only it can do. But our house is on fire and we need to put it out. Today, November 8th, we have that chance. It may well be our last.