7. "I'm not voting for the lesser of two evils." This statement is often used by those who want to remain silent, but it's a flawed argument. We are actually voting for principles, not people--all candidates are sinners. In what direction will they lead our country? Even more importantly, what country will we leave for our children? A third party is not a bad idea, but at this point, it has little influence. When they receive votes, they take away votes from others." -- Shane Idleman
It is not used by those who want to be silent Shane. It is offered when a Christian properly assesses the evil nature of the two choices presented. The sheer carnality of the argument here is staggering. So Idleman first says that we should vote principles but then says to not vote for a third party candidate because it takes votes away from the evil candidate? Wow again. I worry far more about what kind of Gospel we leave for our children. Are we leaving them an empty shell of a Gospel that promises them all of the goodies this world has to offer but can't save any of them? It seems pastors ought to be more concerned about that than which lying sinner is telling them the political lies they long to hear.
"Some time ago, I sat speechless as I listened to a man recount his trip to a Holocaust museum with his young daughter. As they walked by photos of the death camps, gas chambers and countless bodies piled one upon another, his daughter silently contemplated the horrors that were unfolding before her eyes. When the tour ended, they drove home without saying a word. The father wondered if she truly understood the significance of the event. Was she too young to view such depravity? Was she too fragile to cope with the truth of the Holocaust? Would it make a negative impact on her life? Would it leave her fearful and wounded? Would she begin to doubt God? His questions were answered nearly two hours later when his daughter finally spoke. She looked at her father and asked, "Daddy, why didn't someone do something?" Will we hear those same haunting words from our children and grandchildren? Yes! If we fail to contend for what is right, we may see a time in our history when our children will ask, "Why didn't someone do something?" Sadly, we will know the answer. Has the United States lost her mind?" -- Shane Idleman
Shane Idleman has just compared not voting republican to the Nazi Holocaust. Has he lost his mind? No, it has just been corrupted by NAR teaching. I know that not being involved politically will seem like anathema to many churched folks but you need to ask yourself why you feel that way. Who taught you that theology and more importantly, is it at all supported biblically. The action we are called to is the Gospel. Jesus did not contend with Rome. Once indwelt with the Holy Spirit neither did Peter. When Paul stood before King Agrippa he did not use that precious time to discuss the brutal occupation:
Then Agrippa said to Paul, "Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?" -- Acts 26:28 (ESV)
He preached the Gospel to him! That is our role beloved. That is our charge. Let the NAR storm their cultural mountains because they all will bow the knee to the King of Kings upon His return. Let us be found doing the work of the Master at that time.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- September 25, 2018