The Lesser of Two Evils
You shall not follow the masses in doing evil – Exodus 23:2
For my fellow Christians, it should be said that what the majority of people love, should be looked at twice, and considered carefully in the light of Scripture. Just because the majority of Christians feel one way in regard to anything, especially politics, doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s biblically correct, righteous or pleasing to God.
In regard to the 2012 Presidential election, most Christians I’ve spoken to have either decided to not vote at all, or, they’ve decided to vote against Obama by casting a vote for Romney. The latter is an important point we need to grasp here, because Christians are not generally thrilled that the only other candidate for President who has a realistic shot at winning, other than Obama, is a Mormon. Most know that Mormonism is a cult and chock full of heretical beliefs. That’s nothing new.
What’s surprising to me is that Christians have taken this posture of casting their vote against Obama, rather than for Romney, all the while ignoring third-party candidates. Why?
Look, I personally know only one person who actually wants Obama to be re-elected, and she’s a communist who happens to live in my neighborhood. For the rest of us, we need to ask ourselves some serious questions before casting that vote.
First, consider the passage above. God says don’t follow the masses in doing evil. So, naturally, the question arises, is it evil to cast a vote for Romney, which is really a cast against Obama, just because the majority of Christians don’t want Obama again?
I think it is, and here’s why. You are giving your approval of unbelief in Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
When you vote for a presidential candidate, you are saying, whether you like it or not, I prefer this guy to lead our country over the other guy. In the case of Obama vs Romney, Romney is often described as “the lesser of two evils.” Satan has gained a lot of ground in America using that line.
What you’re doing is voting for a man who openly denies the divinity of Jesus Christ, and you prefer him. Not only that, you are giving your approval of, like it or not, his beliefs. In the case of Romney, you’re casting your approval on a man who believes, that God was once a man and became a God. Who believes that we need no more Bible. That believes Jesus is the brother of Lucifer, and an entire hosts of ridiculous, blasphemous other things.
You say, “That’s not so!?” Yes it is. Listen, the whole attitude of ‘he’s better than the alternative’ is a sorry excuse. “But, then Obama will win!” Maybe, maybe not. There are alternatives. Have you considered third party candidates? There are some who, at least have the reputation of being God-fearing Christians, like Virgil Goode. Maybe he is, maybe he isn’t, I’ve never met the guy.
Don’t follow the masses to do evil, that’s what God is saying in Exodus 23:2. In my opinion, giving one’s approval of a man who hates our Lord and God is not a vote for ‘the lesser of two evils’ but rather an invitation to God for further judgment against our country, and ourselves.
Personally, I cannot in good conscience vote for any man who denies my Lord, and that includes Romney (and certainly Obama). To do so I see as an act of compromise of the truth as it is in and before Jesus Christ. On the other hand, to not vote at all is just as wrong. We’ve gotten into this mess because of sin – and Pastor’s who failed to encourage God’s people to get out there and vote!
Listen, I’m not unaware that there are is only one of two who will likely win the election of President of the United States. But I refuse to cast my vote to an enemy of God, and you should as well.
By all means, vote your conscience – BUT – if your conscience is dictated by pragmatism rather than by God’s Word, then you need to re-examine your conscience and your loyalty to God’s written Word.
No candidate is perfect, but embracing Romney is embracing an enemy of God who needs to be saved. There are alternatives in this election, and I’m voting for one who professes Christ – Virgil Goode – even if he can’t win.
No, he’s not the best speaker, has many flaws no doubt, but, I will sleep goode at night after I vote for him.
Thank you for posting this. So many are afraid of a second term for Obama that it seems that nothing else matters and that they must prevent that at all cost. But just how far should we go to accomplish that? Besides voting for someone who belongs to such an anti-Christian cult (and that’s enough to biblically disqualify him for the office) there is the fact that he supports many of the same programs the President does, and that he has time and again shown himself to be just as untruthful as Obama. Another verse that we should be thinking of as the election approaches is Matthew 16:26.
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?”
“I would rather be governed by a competant Turk (Muslim) then by an incompetent Christian.
PS: Obama is not competent.
Where can one find that Martin Luther quote…see link.
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Amen to your comments Joel! I couldn’t agree more! I am sick and tired of the same old mantra every four years “we’ve got to vote for the lesser of two evils.” Just where in God’s word does it tell us that? Quite the contrary, the Apostle Paul states in Romans 12:9 that we are to “…abhor what is evil, cling to what is good.” Isaiah 5:20 declares “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil…” To abhor evil is to “detest with horror” according to the Greek Lexicon. Unfortunately, most of the leadership within our nation has remained silent or openly embraced evil.
I am more concerned about calling our nation and individuals to repentance than trying to change our nation through the political process. Christians must wake up and realize that there are no political solutions to spiritual problems. Our problems are rooted in the very sin nature of man. If Christians had as much passion about fulfilling the Great Commission as they do about politics, then our nation and the world would be transformed by the gospel.
I am voting my conscience too – I plan on voting for a “Goode” man as well!
I won’t be voting for Goode but will write-in someone else. You’re exactly right on Mormonism and according to Galatians 1 and 2 John, esp vs 8, Romney is a cursed man, a deceiver and of the spirit of anti-Christ. In voting for him, evangelicals are pursuing apostasy in a far greater way than ever before. It’s prophesied in Scripture, of course, but it is still sickening to watch. No wonder the Lord said He would vomit the lukewarm Church out of His mouth!!
Does this mean we should never vote for a non-Christian in any situation…. ever? Sure you can say voting for a President is a much more important and serious matter, but isn’t the principles you argue about the same? So if I’m in school and we need to vote for a class President, I cannot vote for a capable non-Christian since according to your argument, I am giving my approval for his religious choice?
A school government is not a civil government ordained of God.
Firstly, just to be clear, I’m not a US citizen. Secondly, where does it say that our civil government is ordained of God while other forms of elected leadership is not? What about many other countries where most politicians are not Christians? Does it mean that all Christians in that country should never vote?
We are not voting for the pastor of our church to lead our congregation, we are voting for the man that will lead this country and our top concern should be how close to God’s values is he going to take us?
It is rare that we have a candidate that shows some respect for Godly values and it would be a shame to not vote or vote for the other guy that does not care what God thinks about his policies.
Mormonism is ‘close to Godly values’? Mormonism has ‘respect for Godly values’? You really think God respects a cult that rejects His only begotten Son? Seriously?
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