Thoughts on the Election

Vote Jesus Christ

I’ll be voting for Mitt Romney tomorrow. I believe as a responsible Christian this is my only choice. I disagree with those who refuse to vote for Mitt Romney because of his Mormonism (see here). And I think it is absurd to write Jesus into the ballot. Christ is king whether you write him in or not, so don’t waste your vote (see here).

In my opinion we have two options: one who opposes any restrictions on abortion or one who opposes abortion in almost every case; one who would re-define marriage or one who would uphold the biblical definition of marriage; one who leans toward socialism or one who believes in a free-market; big government control or less government control. For me the choice is clear. I choose the latter every time, and a vote for a third party or a failure to vote is in essence a vote for Obama, and such is unacceptable.

Having said that, I fundamentally disagree with a statement Mitt Romney recently made: “America is the hope of the world.” Likewise, there are those who right now consider a particular candidate the hope of America. Neither one is true. Alpha and Omega: Rev 1:7-8The only hope of this world and of America is Jesus Christ, and regardless of who wins tomorrow his command remains the same: repent and believe the gospel. Christ will return and judge all of humanity.

Also, regardless of who wins tomorrow, Christians can rest in the absolute sovereignty of God over all things. We must remember, it is God who causes leaders to raise and fall, and the hearts of kings are in his hand.

“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” – Romans 13:1

“The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will” – Proverbs 21:1

This should be of great comfort to believers. No matter what happens tomorrow, we can be confident that God is working all things together for the good of his people to bring about his perfect will (Romans 8:28). And above all, let us pray without ceasing for our country, our leaders and for God’s will to be done on earth as well as in heaven.

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