As we get closer to the 2020 general election, the work of some religious groups has intensified! Their support of their candidate is palpable. I have been scratching my head for a while now trying to figure out why the blinded unwavering support for a man whose words and actions are truly antithetical to the life and work of Jesus Christ and by extension the Christian faith.
I believe that their fervor is attributed to several things – one of which is POWER, pure and simple. In other words, the granting of power to receive power in return. The problem, however, is that this kind transaction often proves to be a slippery slope, especially when the stakes are so high! And, in 2020, they could not be higher.
Neither Social conservatism, nor economic socialism are profane concepts. They are also not fundamentally incongruent. So why, then, is it imperative to support a candidate who lacks a moral compass when there were some others would have delivered in kind. Yet, watching Christian television these past few days, it is plain to see these religious groups are in full campaign mode.
Although, I believe that God is in control and working out in time his plan set in eternity, we should exercise our right and not sit out this election! We should not surrender our voting power to misinformation, disinformation, international interference, political echo chambers, the utter distress of our nation, or religious leaders who tell us to ignore everything we’ve heard, seen and experienced in the past 3 ½ years.
The more votes, the weaker the arguments are for illegitimacy!
Vote because silence is consent!