There have been a number of thoughtful and broadly published opinion pieces by theologians stating that their consciences will not allow them to vote for Donald Trump. Unfortunately, the articles are mostly self-absorption.
If a person cannot find any difference between the candidates, let me propose one. One candidate is staunchly pro-choice, believing that a baby can be aborted legally past 24 weeks and a mother’s right to do this should never be challenged. One candidate is pro-life and would make exceptions for life of mother, rape and incest.
Could the conscience of these Christian leaders be stirred by the 990,000 lives per year that could be spared? Instead of sitting on your hands, offer them to the best candidate and make the belief in the sanctity of life paramount.
Social injustice and immigration reform can only be addressed when the lives of the most innocent are protected first. One candidate, I am certain, would be willing to modify his positions on the issues of social injustice and immigration. One candidate, I am certain, will never modify her position on abortion.
The mega-church leaders, theological intelligentsia and timid preachers must understand that matters of ultimate concern are dealt with by God, often using men of questionable character to grip the oar. Men broken by the task are often redeemed. Christians should know this, and if given the opportunity, they should help guide those in political office to further God’s purpose.