A Christian Conscience in the Culture of Death -

“…then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”
- Genesis 2:7

"You shall not murder.”
- Exodus 20:13

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
-John 10:10

‘The gospel brings mercy to unborn children, of course.’
-John Frame, The Doctrine of the Christian Life, p. 731

“We love our neighbor because we first love God. In His sovereignty, our Creator has put us within this cultural context in order that we may display His glory by preaching the gospel, confronting persons with God’s truth, and serving as agents of salt and light in a dark and fallen world. In other words, love of God leads us to love our neighbor, and love of neighbor requires our participation in culture and in the political process.”
- Al Mohler, Culture Shift, p. 2

“…the biblical injunctions to submit to the state as God means, in our context, that we must take our obligations toward a participatory democracy seriously. This, combined with the moral obligation to ‘do good to the city,’ involves believers in matters of government at some level (all the way from voting to influencing government to legislating to governing) in ways impossible for Paul and Luke….”
- D.A. Carson, Christ and Culture Revisited, p. 196

I’ve already voted as I typically vote absentee. Can I encourage you to vote also?  If you are able and you meet the legal criteria you must vote. One of our obligations as Christians, at least in the West, is to participate in our democracy. And as we participate in our democracy we must ask the question which candidate(s) best promotes a worldview consonant with biblical values. This is never easy. In a fallen world there are choices to be made that are not ideal, and in this election there is a choice to be made that is not ideal. Mitt Romney was never my first choice, but the contrast between he and President Obama is stark regarding many things, and particularly stark when it comes to the defense of the unborn.  How we treat our most vulnerable citizens matters.  A president nominates judges that effect the direction of the Supreme Court for years to come. And in a nation with a death toll nearing 55 million lives taken by abortion your vote matters.  Again, this election is not about an ideal choice; it is about a Christian conscience in a culture of death. I’ve already voted, and I hope you will vote also.


1 comment:

  1. Life is the only choice we have to make as far as I am concerned.