Dealing with political murkiness in his own time, Charles Spurgeon famously said, “Of two evils, choose neither.” I find I am in agreement with him given the choice between the two presumptive presidential nominees thus far, Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. In his column, “Politics Ought #NeverTrump Principle,” Jared Wilson of TGC lays out the matter very nicely and I encourage you to read it.
I have Christian friends and family who disagree with my position and, given the difficult socio-economic times and the global complexity of issues we are facing as a nation, I cast no stones at those who choose a different tack from me. The sanguinity we have as Christians at such political junctures, I’ve spoken of previously here.
If I were an atheist or agnostic, I would vote for Trump hoping against hope he would appoint conservative judges, knowing that there would be zero chance of that happening with Clinton. But I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. I believe in His sovereign control over the destinies of nations and individuals. So I don’t have to take the risk of choosing one evil over another. The only risk I take – which to me is no risk at all – is trusting in my Lord. I am free from casting a vote for evil in any and every form it takes only to serve political or national interests. I am free to serve only Him.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.” — Daniel 3:16-18