November 6, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
I know the popular proverb, "If you don't vote, you have no right to complain." Still, I beg to differ, believing I have every right to complain about a country that no longer provides me anything to vote for but alternative evils. I did vote, but not under any illusion that a lesser evil makes our country's collapse any less inevitable. Granted, it may postpone it, but it won't prevent it, since the lesser of two evils does not make a good that guards us from God's impending retribution over our wrongdoing.
My lone hope in going to the polls was to do what little I could in extending the church's opportunity to preach the Gospel in America. The night, which our Lord predicted would prevent men from working for Him (John 9:4), is beginning to fall on our nation. Soon, the witness of the church will be publicly prohibited in our land, a land that is currently becoming increasingly hostile toward Christ and all things Christian. Neither political party will prevent it, both will be a party to it, though one obviously and the other more obscurely.
Contrary to popular opinion, God is not so much interested in politics as He is in the preaching of the Gospel, which is our country's, as well as our world's only hope of salvation. For instance, the reason the Apostle Paul admonishes us to pray for our government is so that our society will remain quiet and peaceable. According to Paul, it is in such a society that the church can openly preach the Gospel so that all men will have an opportunity to "come unto the knowledge of the truth" and "be saved," which, Paul teaches, "is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior" (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
As a Christian, I voted as a Christian, not as a Republican nor a Democrat. I voted according to the Good Book, not according to my pocketbook. I didn't vote to make America great again, but to fulfill Christ's Great Commission. It's for the salvation of souls I punched my ballot, not for the success and survival of the U.S., which, like all other temporal kingdoms of this world, is soon to be supplanted by the coming and eternal Kingdom of God!