August 28, 2020

Should Christians go into the voting booth to vote for the "lesser of two evils"?

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JD: David, how would you respond from a Biblical prospective to those who argue that believers should not get involved in the political process and even for some that is to the point of refusing to vote because they don't like the idea of voting for the lesser of two evils?

DJ: Well those are good questions Jimmy. I think a strong Biblical case can be made for being involved depending ones conscience and their gifts and abilities and opportunities they might have. So starting with Noah in Genesis 9 God established the basic form of human government to restrain evil. Then there was Joseph and later Moses in Egypt who God used at very high levels in the Pagan Empire. Then there were the judges and kings in Israel. Even though the church isn't establishing a theocracy Paul does tell us in Romans 13 that human government comes from God Himself. 

There were prophets like Elijah and Isaiah whom God used to influence Pagan rulers. Daniel had a prominent role in the Babylonian and Persian governments. Then of course there was Esther who took advantage of her political influence to save the Jewish people. In the New Testament Paul took advantage of the political system appearing before rulers and then even appealing to Caesar in order to escape death in Jerusalem and get to the capital of the Roman Empire. We know that the gospel was even preached in Caesar's household.

When it comes to voting for the lesser of two evils we would be voting for the lesser of two evils even if we were voting for ourselves or for our pastor because we are all sinners. So there's just no political purity in a fallen world. Last week Franklin Graham said this, "Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are labels as the most pro-abortion presidential ticket in the history of our nation this should be a great concern to all Christians". 

Then I would close with this Jimmy, if you have two candidates and one stands for abortion and against Israel while the other stands against abortion and for Israel how could you not vote and for whom would you vote.

JD: David James Bible in hand helping us to realize that we must vote even if that vote would be for the lesser of two evils.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Since God brought human government into existence to set His plan in place in our world we as Christians must exercise our franchise and cast our vote even if it is a vote for the lesser of two evils. That is God's plan for having His will accomplished in our world. Revelation 17:17 referring to the future sets that same principle in place for prophecy to be fulfilled.