In less than 8 weeks, our nation will make one of the most critical decisions in our lifetime. We will elect the next President of the United States, and it is a very sobering decision. Recently, I have engaged in conversations (as I’m sure you have) regarding the candidates, and who will be the best choice.
Let me be honest. I don’t like either candidate on the grounds of my typical means of choosing candidates. Top priorities for me are not the economy, border security or who is able to “wow” me the most. My priorities are morals, ethics and who will stand firm for righteousness. (Everything else will take care of itself with those foundational principles.) Neither candidate has convinced me (or even come close!) that they value those principles.
So, what do we do? Who do we vote for?
Given no good choices, I believe we have to look beyond what we truly desire and hope for and begin to evaluate the potential consequences of decisions. For example, the next president may find themselves in a position to appoint as many as 4 or 5 Supreme Court justices. Currently, we know for absolute certainty that one must be appointed. Will the court lean further left than it already leans? If so, what does that do to religious freedoms and other moral issues such as same sex marriage and other perverse ideologies that are often deemed appropriate by liberal justices?
What is each candidate’s position on support of Israel? The Bible clearly warns that those who bless Israel will be blessed, while those who curse Israel will be cursed. Our current administration has already put us on a very slippery slope in that regard. Will we reverse that trend, or will the next president send us further down that slope?
What about our national defense? Terrorism? Human rights? Those are all issues at stake in which we absolutely must choose carefully.
From a Christian perspective, I have found a very good resource that helps us evaluate those issues. As a secondary project to the Decision America tour, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has produced a guide that provides insight to those questions and more. I recommend reading it, then praying about how you will vote in November. Our nation is in dire straights and Christians must lead the charge in making righteous, moral decisions. Let’s start in our homes, but let’s also carry that over to the ballot box!
Read Democratic and Republican Party Platforms: Where do They Stand? Then pray! Then vote in November’s election. Our nation is counting on us!