This ran at the Visalia Times Delta on January 27, 2016
Evangelicals Must Vote
This is a political essay.
It is real easy for Christians to throw their hands up in total disgust and conclude that our country has finally staggered into a moral morass. The thought is that my clan and I will make it to heaven and that is the end of it. And Jesus said His Kingdom is not of this world.
But not so fast.
Jesus came to redeem individuals and cultures. Long ago God sent a man named Jonah to a wicked people in the ancient city of Nineveh. God wanted the people to repent and seek Him. We know from elsewhere in the Bible that wickedness brings a curse and destruction but repentance brings peace and prosperity.
Jesus came to redeem a people who despised him, which is why he was crucified. Nineveh was likewise.
Obama’s policies have left 95 million Americans out of the work force. That is not prosperity.
Obama’s open borders lead to drug runners, terrorists, criminals and sex traffickers coming across the border. This does not lead to peace. Obama’s open borders are for the purpose of importing a simple-minded dependant voting class to increase Democratic Party power. Good men know this is evil.
It is altogether diabolical for a leader to say “God bless Planned Parenthood.” Can you fathom the ocean of guilt that has settled upon 55 million mothers who have destroyed their babies in the womb? This is staggering carnage, and it is anything but peace.
If we add Obama’s lying about Benghazi, lying about doctors to get Obamacare passed, trashing the 1st and 2nd amendments and a host of other issues, good men can easily conclude that Obama cannot be numbered among honorable statesmen. But the American people put him there – admittedly though by his own and the media’s subterfuge.
And we all know that institutional Republicans serve the donor class and not, “We the People.”
So, what are we to conclude? That God will hold every man accountable for his vote. That we must repent of wickedness. But that we are made in God’s image so we are religious right down to our very core. And that God loves us. He seeks our redemption, our peace and our prosperity and that if we do not cast our vote in a circumspect manner then we deserve the chaos and affliction that will eventually come upon us.