Fall. Autumn. Harvest. It’s one of my favorite times of year. That’s why I’m just thrilled to pieces over all this Election Hooptie-Doo, and that segment of Western humanity wasting away billions of dollars and billions of hours on the election of another new politician who – surprise, surprise – once again promises to solve all our ills. Wow! Meanwhile, the King of all Creation orchestrates the beautiful sunsets and the awesome tapestry of colorful trees that this season brings, all while holding the entire World and each living soul in the palm of His mighty hand. Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?
But yeah, I get it. I’m not new to this whole predictable mess of media hysterics and silly political theater. I mean, you’ve probably heard that saying of “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me”? Well, it’s the same with the election business. I’ve been fooled once (or even twice) into thinking that somehow the election of certain key figures would save the world and avert some horrific catastrophe. But as a Christian, I’ve slowly come to see it all in a different light. One which places far greater emphasis on Christ and His Kingdom, and one which places far less – so very much less – on Humanist Institutions and their laughable attempts to rule in place of God.
Do I believe that if a certain political figure isn’t elected, we’ll end up doomed? Ha! Not at all. Sure, at one time I used to wake up on the morning after the election and sometimes get all depressed when this or that person or this or that issue was voted on in a way that I thought was unfavorable. It was kind of pathetic to be honest – but worse, it was a little self-serving. Because if I was entirely honest with myself back in those days, I just didn’t want a change that might require more work from me as a Christian. You know, because sometimes it just isn’t easy (or popular) to take a stand for the Lord’s Truth, and a lot of Christians (myself included) would rather have it easy. But does this make us better? Does it make the cause of Christ flourish? Hard to say. Although, I will say this: after years of having it pretty easy, it seems like the condition of Western Christians in today’s world isn’t so great – what with quite a large degree of apathy and ineptitude. But am I worried? Nope. God knows how to wake His people up. That’s why in the end, I’m confident that whoever supposedly “wins”, or whatever happens, God is King. He has a plan. Sure, it might not always be easy. But who knows…maybe He just wants to teach us to rely more on Him, and less on humanism. Whatever the case, I’m pretty excited for the future. Not a future of frail human ideas leading to a road of ruin – but a future based on the fantastic creativity and unmatched wisdom of God!
Just to be clear, I’m not talking about disengaging from society. Vote, or don’t vote in the election. But I think where it really counts is to be involved in your community. Be a great ambassador for Christ and His Kingdom to all those you know – like friends and family. Stand up for His Truth on a local level, where it really matters. If we all do this in our various communities, who knows what kind of BIG difference this could make! Far more so I think, than putting all your eggs in one basket over an election.
Note: CRUMP is the combination of the two big politicians involved in the 2016 American election. Of course the establishment would like you to believe they are as different as night and day. But are they really? And we do recognize there are other politicians involved too, like Gary Johnson (yawn), Darrell Castle (probably the most libertarian) and Tom Hoefling (who seems to advocate government force a tad too much). Have any other comments on the Christian vote, voting, elections, Christianity and politics or any other issue? Let us know!
Some Great Reads:
- 7 Encouraging Words in Case 2016 Has Got You Down (Pastor Doug Wilson)
- The Least Important Election in Our Lifetime (Pastor Doug Wilson)
- Who Would Jesus Vote For? (Axiom Illustration)
- Are Christians Being Used by the Political Establishment? (Axiom Illustration)