It’s election time and again we’re hearing warnings from both Republican and Democrat of how terrible things will be if the other side wins. It seems every election we’re told how this is the most important election in history. Political ads on both sides resort to fear to get out the vote. As Christians we should vote – seeking out candidates that best set forth a biblical worldview.
Someone recently told a gathering of evangelical leaders that Christians are “one election away from losing everything.”
Really? Since when is losing everything dependent on an election? Yes, I’m concerned about our nation. No where in the NT are we told to ignore the responsibilities of our citizenship here and now. I’m thankful for the Christians involved in government seeking to be salt and light. Writing for Christianity Today, Michael Horton asks “… whether evangelical Christians [are placing] their faith more in Caesar and his kingdom than in Christ and his reign”? O dear friends, let us remember Jesus said his kingdom was not of this world.
Yes, vote. Vote your conscience with an open Bible in front of you. But don’t confuse the gospel of Jesus with Christian nationalism. Regardless of who wins or loses in this election – may we remind ourselves of the words of Jesus himself. “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom,” Lu 12:32. That kingdom will be an eternal one where Christ rules and reigns. It’s not dependent on any election.