Think Biblically, Vote Accordingly
Posted by David Wheaton | Saturday, November 1, 2008 | 8:00 am CT
You might recognize the topic of this week’s show as a slight variation of our motto of The Christian Worldview: “Think Biblically, Live Accordingly.” But isn’t that what the Christian life should be about – understanding any given issue as Christ would and then acting in accordance with that truth?
The issue before Christians right now is the 2008 federal, state, and local elections that take place on Tuesday, November 4th. Never before have I seen our country at such a tipping point (as Daniel Denninger points out in this article). Democrat Barack Obama has an unbiblical, humanistic worldview that would radically change tried-and-true American policies of strong national defense, free-market economics, and moral values of life and family.
A very disconcerting survey finds that born again Christians – and especially younger ones – are trending towards Obama.
This from OneNewsNow.com: According to Dave Kinnaman, president of The Barna Group, born-again Christians voting for Obama say they are backing the Illinois senator because they believe he will do a better job restoring America’s reputation and handling the economy and agree with his stance on the Iraq War.
“People in their 20s or 30s who are born-again Christian are more likely to support Senator Obama than Senator McCain, compared to people who are older born-again Christians, who are more likely to support the Arizona senator,” he explains.
Barack Obama has the most unbiblical views of any candidate in our nation’s history and professing born-again Christians are going to vote for him? The delusion runs deep.
While we don’t endorse candidates on The Christian Worldview or tell you for whom to vote, we do compare and contrast the candidates’ worldviews to Scripture. For many months, I have warned and warned and warned about Obama’s worldview on the radio program and have recently written extensively about it on TheChristianWorldview.com. I hope you will go there and read some of the posts before Election Day.
Yet Christians aren’t exactly ecstatic about the other options: Republican John McCain is a political moderate, not conservative enough for some Christians, and 3rd Party candidates end up being nothing more than protest votes that only serve to help the candidate you really don’t want to win (e.g. Ross Perot protest votes in 1992 led to Bill Clinton winning).
Helping us get some perspective on this most remarkable election season will be former US Congressman, JC Watts and current US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
Finally, please be in prayer that God would move the hearts of our people to elect the more God-honoring candidates on November 4th.
NEED TO READ
Need to Read articles are food for thought — The Christian Worldview does not necessarily endorse columnist or content.
- The True Meaning of Historic Vote (Denninger)
- Obama and The Politics of Crowds (Ajami)
- Why I Can’t Vote for Obama (Huntley Brown)