It is a sad indictment of the Christian church in America when my choices of viable candidates for the office of president are between a Mormon and a Muslim. (I don't care what the president says he is, his actions prove otherwise. The proof of true belief is found in our actions and his profession and performance don't line up.) However, it is a no-brainer as to which one of those two to choose.
I am a Christian first and an American second. My first priority is the Kingdom of God-what honors it, what advances it, what promotes it. Everything I do MUST be done with that in mind. If I truly love God I will vote for whatever is most beneficial to His kingdom. If I love my country, then my vote will be for the candidate whose platform most closely resembles God's platform so that the blessing of God may be on America. (God's funny that way. If you want His blessing, you have to play by His rules. He can get away with it because HE'S GOD for heaven's sake and He knows what's best!) "Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people." Prov. 14:34
So since I cannot vote for a man or woman filled with the Spirit of God to lead this nation then I will follow the advice of the founding fathers and choose the most moral one. And even though some of the moral issues are cloudy between the two candidates, I will choose the one who best exhibits moral behavior, common sense, and who seems to see the big picture clearly. No matter what anyone will try to argue, a man's morals define his actions. Our morals form the foundation of how we live. If I have no morals I do not exhibit moral behavior unless it benefits me in some way which is not morality at all but selfishness. A self-centered, self-serving man in the highest office of a country is detrimental to all.
I will choose the one that values life-both of the unborn and of the living.
I will choose the one that values Israel because those who bless her are blessed of God. (The only reason, I believe, that God has not already judged America for her wickedness, apostasy and sin.)
I will choose the one that will support laws that allow freedom of religious practice as long as they remain within the principles of freedom established by the founding fathers.
And to those professing Christians who will vote otherwise today- who will vote for a man who openly denies Christ in word and deed, who openly supports and promotes policies that are a stench in the nostrils of God, who places no value on the lives of the unborn, who chose to honor his re-election campaign over the lives of 4 Americans who paid the ultimate sacrifice, called them "bumps in the road" and then tried to cover it up, who encourages "revenge", who cannot find time for our closest ally in a time of crisis but can find time to appear on every late night talk show that will have him, who never says the same thing twice when talking of policy or promise- I say SHAME ON YOU!
I have no idea how this will all turn out. Even the "experts" can't predict it. And that saddens me because this election in this so-called Christian nation, founded on Judeo-Christian values shouldn't even be close. It is a poignant indictment of the Christian church. We are not doing our job. We are guilty of dereliction of duty! We are not promoting Christ in our services, teaching or sermons. If we were, this election would not even be close. American church, get a clue! We are not changing our world. Instead our world is changing us.
May God have mercy on America!