I've recently had several conversations with Christian brothers and sisters about what should be done in the voting booth come November. I've heard some declare they won't vote while others say they will vote for Donald Trump in order to not have Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States. While there is much I have said in these conversations, I want to point your attention to a popular article written a little while back in Christianity Today by Dr. Russell Moore. In the article he addresses the question, 'Should Christians vote for the lesser of two evils?' Here is what he says:
Given these moral convictions, there have been times when I’ve faced two candidates, both of whom were morally disqualified. In one case, one candidate was pro-life but a race-baiter, running against a candidate who was pro-choice. I could not in good conscience put my name on either candidate. I wrote in the name of another leader. Other times, I’ve voted for a minor party candidate…
What is Dr. Moore stating here? That morality matters. Character matters. And who you vote for this year shows how much those things matter to you. My friend Thabiti Anyabwile summed this up well in a recent tweet:
Think. Pray. Vote.
For further insight on what to do during this election year, watch this interview with Dr. Albert Mohler and Dr. Russell Moore:
I am a Husband to Clarissa, Lead Pastor Resident at College Park Church in Indianapolis, 'Tweeter' at @brad_merchant, and avid reader of books.