“In-san-i-ty: When you support a Republican who has done what you fear Obama might do.”
I pray for our nation, and more especially for those who bear the name of Christ, to think deeply, pray intensely and study rigorously to know how to respond to the dilemma we face.
And as I think about this election, I think about the righteous of God that have gone before us. Abraham, who obeyed God, even in the face of his worse fear, and even when the results seemed hopeless.
Noah, who followed God’s Word, in the face of rebuke with no foresight of anything He had promised.
Daniel, who refused to compromise, refused to bow to man’s law when it contradicted God’s law, giving no merit to the possible results of his obedience. (Do you know how easy it would have been for Daniel to bend this “little rule”, or to retreat in secret, giving that his life was at stake?)
I found the following articles to be of great help as we wade through the noise of this election:
“But the critics are tough. They would press, “I am confident one guy is less evil than the other, and thus some good may come in making this compromise, even if it is simply stopping the other guy!” After all, we’ve gotta have people on the front lines, in the trenches, right?”
Spurgeon: This is one of the most specious of those arguments by which good men are held in the bonds of evil. As an argument, it is rotten to the core. We have no right to do wrong, from any motive whatever. To do evil that good may come is no doctrine of Christ, but of the devil. Fallen nature may maunder in that way, but the grace of God delivers us from such wicked sophistry. Whatever good Moses might have thought that he could do in a false position, he had faith enough to see that he was not to look to usefulness, but to righteousness. Whatever the results may be, we must leave them with God, and do the right at all cost.”