Would Jesus vote? Here’s what Christians should consider this election season.
If you’re wondering what to think about this election season, I’ve got a few suggestions for you.
First, consider the source.
The Christian Left loves the anti-Trump media, whose stories and memes are often more salacious than the news itself. They have a habit of taking the most-talked-about stories and making them more than they were. While reporting on the impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives, one reporter for ABC News reported that “a third of evangelicals have not heard one person on the other side of the aisle discuss the impeachment investigation.”
This story was picked up by some of the liberal-leaning news sites. The headline was, “Trump Is a ‘Moral Doubter,’ Atheists Are a ‘Loss-Away Strategy,’ One Christian Leader Says.”
In a different story from the New York Times, the headline said: “An Episcopalian in the Senate Is an Atheist.”
The stories and headlines are a good example of why Christians should avoid falling prey to the allure of secular politics.
That said, however, we should not neglect the importance of politics.
We’re not electing politicians (though we may get to vote for them); we’re electing someone to lead us into the future. That leader will either become the person we’re voting for or, more likely, he or she will be the leader that we are voting against.
Some may call for us to become more politically engaged, but I don’t agree. That’s not the point. The point is to ensure our vote is heard. This is what God’s people do when they follow their faith: We take our vote elsewhere.
So, what should Christians vote for?
My best guess: Jesus would want them to vote for candidates who not only have principles but also have the right to believe what their convictions are.
Here’s what I mean by this. I won’t go through the list of