… and then pray.
Let me just say that I have not voted yet.
I liked Piper’s video on the election and believe that his reasoning is pretty much in keeping with what I believe in most of this. Jesus Christ is King and I hate that some believe that spreading Democracy from Jerusalem, to Judea and Samaria and the uttermost parts of the earth, will bring peace to the world (cutting my eyes at the Republican Party). In the same way, I do not believe that Democracy will end abortion. It just won’t.
We, in the Demcratic West, believe that we are teachers, sophisticates, in need of nothing. But in reality we are dunces, rubes and suffer loss at almost every turn. Can there be any hope of repentance without discipline from God? I am afraid that discipline may come in the form of an Obama presidency (or a McCain presidency for that matter).
Here is the bottom line though: If McCain wins he may, and I really mean may, appoint judges that actually read the constitution and believe what it says. If Obama wins his nominees won’t and that will leave us exactly where we are right now, with abortion legal and babies dying by the millions. The rate of abortion will not increase if Obama is elected and only ‘may’ go down if McCain is put into office.
That ‘may’ is enough for me though. I am changing my flirtation with a “No” vote to one for McCain and I will pray, vote, pray, support the crisis pregnancy center, pray, and worship God. And pray.
Thanks for all your thoughts on this issue.