Christianity & politics – it can often be a very confusing subject. Well-intentioned and even well-informed believers at times come to very different conclusions when it comes to politics. How are we to understand and approach this important issue?
Here are some online resources that you may find helpful in the midst of this current political season:
Al Mohler recently wrote a blog post about the upcoming U.S. Presidential election. He states that this particular election represents a conflict of “two very different worldviews and visions.” How you vote in this election reveals your worldview. It is often stated that there is not a dime’s worth of difference between Democrats and Republicans. Mohler shows how that is not the case in this election (and has not really been the case since the late 1960′s). You can read the whole thing here.
R.C. Sproul discusses the biblical view of the relationship between church & state. He also pleads with believers ‘not to leave our Christianity in the parking lot’ as we enter the voting booth. Lives are literally on the line (i.e. the American holocaust of abortion). You can read the whole thing here.
Joel Beeke explains why he believes that in this particular election, abstaining from voting or voting for a 3rd party candidate is a very bad idea and could lead to tragic consequences.
He also addresses the question of whether or not a Christian should have qualms about voting for a Mormon candidate. He writes,
First, they might object to voting for a Mormon, and thus choose to vote for someone professing orthodox Christianity. I am no supporter of the distorted theology of the Church of the Latter Day Saints. It is outside the bounds of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It adds other writings and so-called prophecies to Scripture as the Word of God. However, we are not electing a pastor. We are electing the President of the United States. We do not live in a political system where the head of state leads the established religion of the nation. We live in a system of religious liberty where our Constitution says no religious test must be passed by a candidate for public office.
You can read the whole thing here.
I hope that find these resources helpful, encouraging, and maybe even a bit challenging.