I know that these words will be misunderstood by many, but I cannot be true to myself and my place in service to God and neglect to express myself on the implication of the coming presidential election. There are vital moral implications of the decisions which confront each of us in the next few weeks.
I have absolutely no desire to violate Paul’s words to Timothy. “No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please Him who enlisted him as a soldier” (2 Tim. 2:4). There is no place in doing the work of an evangelist (2 Tim. 4:5) for preachers to become involved in political matters beyond the moral teachings of the Bible.
I thank God that Americans have the right to vote and influence what happens in their lives, and I urge each one to do this. We are confronted by many issues, but we must realize that as important as money, jobs, welfare, and social injustice are, there are matters which override the physical aspects of life. There are moral issues.
We are confronted by leaders who have addressed these moral issues and openly are advocating the adoption of immorality in this land. Christians need to recognize that when I “bid Godspeed” to evil teaching, I become a partaker in that evil (2 John 9-11). I am speaking specifically about the matter of homosexuality and gay marriages. Two weeks ago, I listened to the conventions, and nine times in two hours, homosexuality was proclaimed and praised as being equal to marriage as given by God. When Lot lived in Sodom, his soul was vexed as he saw the immorality around him (2 Pet. 2:5). I understand this verse so much more, for the same immorality is being pushed upon us.
There is also the matter of abortion. It is either a sin or a choice. Yet, politically, it is being pushed upon us as a right and has nothing to do with righteousness. Jesus was Jesus when in the womb, and you were you in the womb. Killing a baby months after birth is murder, but killing the same baby in the womb is a woman’s right! America will answer for the heartless murders of babies!
I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican. I am a Christian. I urge each of you to realize that the issue before us is not what gain may be given to me. The issue is one of morality. Tragically, most Americans do not agree with God’s view of marriage—they approve of gay marriage. I cannot imagine Lot doing one thing to further homosexuality in Sodom. He would not “vote” for gay marriage. God does not “vote” for gay marriage. The issue before us is a serious question of morality!