I Can Stay Silent No Longer
I am not one who looks to judge the world. That is not my place. That is God’s place. I am to judge good and evil and decide whether myself, as a Christian, should accept it into my life, my family’s life, and my church’s life.
Romans 12:2 is the Christian’s lead in this, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed to the renewing of your mind, that by testing you may discern the will of God, what is good, acceptable and perfect.”
If you are reading this and do not know Christ, I am not going to be one to tell you how to live. It will fall on deaf ears. Here are a couple Bible verses that prove my point:
Proverbs 18:2 – A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, only in expressing his own opinion.
Psalm 14:1 – The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
Proverbs 23:9 – Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words.
If you are reading this and do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, then I will ask that you stop reading now until you know the saving grace of Christ Jesus. This post is for Christians. If you don’t know Him personally then you will project your views on my words, which will color them in a different way than I would like them perceived.
I write this post from someone who is faithfully and dearly in love with Christ.
So, Christian, who are you voting for in the election?
Loaded question, most certainly.
There is one thing I have heard over and over and over again from people calling themselves Christians who are going to vote for either Hilary or Trump. I hear Christians say, “Well, he/she is the lesser of two evils.”
Many other writers have written much better posts about how the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil, but I am going to share yet another, from my viewpoint. But let me start with some proofs from the Bible.
- 2 Corinthians 6:14
- Do not bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
- 1 Corinthians 10:21
- You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
- Proverbs 22:8
- He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, and the rod of his fury will perish.
- Proverbs 1:29-31
- Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord. “They would not accept my counsel, they spurned all my reproof. So the shall eat of the fruit of their own way and be satiated with their own devices.”
- The ENTIRE book of Habakkuk
And then there is this:
“When God wants to judge a nation, He gives them wicked rulers.” – John Calvin
Christian, I am pleading with you, DO NOT vote based on the lesser of two evils mentality. You will still be choosing evil, thus heaping the coals of sin upon your own head!
1 Thessalonians 5:22 tells us, as Christians, to “abstain from every form of evil.” This includes the lesser of two evils.
Finally, choosing a lesser of two evils shows the world that you are willing to compromise your own beliefs in order to get what you want. What kind of testimony do you think that gives Christ?
I will leave you with one final Bible verse:
James 4:17 – So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
I’m glad your back! What if you do feel one is the right person for this time and place, as a Christian? Truthfully and prayerfully as one who loves God with all my heart I believe this to be true. And it probably isn’t the obvious choice by my last name.
Thanks for the comment. I appreciate the fact that you read my post after it has been so long since posting. With regard to feelings, we need to look at Scripture. Jeremiah 17:9 says that the heart is deceitful and sick and who can understand it. 1 John 3:20 says that while our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart. Some others to check out are Proverbs 28:26 and Proverbs 14:12-13. We are called to test all things. 1 John 4:1 tells us not to believe every spirit but to test it and see if it is from God. What is the best way to test to see if something is from God? Check Scripture. If Trump or Clinton has done or acts in a way that is contrary to Scripture, then they could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Now, we are called to submit to the governing authorities, but we are not called to bring them into power, especially if they go against what our Bible teaches us. Yes, one will win. And we will have to deal with it. But that is for God to help us through those times, not for us to pave the way.