I’m sitting here in my office sipping on a warm cup of coffee after spending two hours in the cold waiting to vote. Call us traditionalists, but my wife and I believe voting should be done on election day, and votes should be counted the same day—not weeks later. Reflecting on this election, I recall similar emotions from 2016. I cannot think of a time during my life where Americans have had yet another candidate embroiled in corrupt influence peddling. I thought that the last election, with the Clinton corruption, would cause people to pause. But once again, we have a candidate in this election that is nothing short of a crook. Is this what our nation has come to? And sadly, the answer is “yes” no matter the outcome.
No Matter The Outcome. Irrespective of what happens today, the entire election season is yet another warning to all Americans, especially those of us who call ourselves Christians. We Christians are responsible. Regardless of who wins, we as the grafted in people of God, have a lot of work to do. You know, the sun will come up on Wednesday morning. People will go about their business as it has been for centuries. We will survive the decision of the majority. I have seen, even lived in, places where there are dictatorships and repressive governments. People still survive. They have families. They find a way to make it. And they can smile and laugh some of the time. But we have work to do.
Churches need to hold the line on accountability. Those of us who are Christians need to lead by example. We need to lead. And it can’t be some wacked out emotional, extra-biblical, self-indulgent type of leadership. We need to get back to the basics of the Bible and learn what God wants and expects from us. We Christians have presented so many types of Christ to the public that the public thinks we’re nuts. And while everyone has their opinion, probably we all need to just get back to the scriptures and figure out who we are—not based on what some preacher is saying from what he learned from some other guy—but what the word actually says about the doctrines we are being taught. And if they don’t align with the scriptures, we need to cleanse the pulpit from these nice, but wrong-minded people.
You see, one candidate is going to slow down the communist takeover of this nation. The other is going to speed it up. One of the foundational principles of communism is replacing God with government. That could never be done if the “Church” was healthy and strong. So it starts with us, no matter what happens in the election. 1 Peter 4:17 says, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” Either outcome, we will survive, but this election will hit us hard. We have to become focused on the Lord, what He wants, and how He wants us to do it. We need to show sensible leadership. It starts with us.