Watching the election results tonight should be very exciting.
I fear though that for many Christians, regardless of whether they are Obama or Romney supporters, it will be more excruciating than exciting. They believe so much rides on this election they can’t even consider what might happen if the other candidate wins.
If that is you, I would like to offer some thoughts to pull you back off the ledge and perhaps bring you to a place of blissful indifference where you can watch the election results tonight like a good college football game, pulling for your team to win but knowing its is not the end of the world if they lose.
For Romney Supporters. If you support Governor Romney and he doesn’t win, you can be relieved that we just avoided for the first time in history having a Mormon become the most powerful man in the world. You should know that If Governor Romney is a good Mormon–and by all indications he is–he doesn’t think you (Christians) are saved, he believes Jesus is merely a created being, he believes the Garden of Eden was in Jackson County, Missouri and that when he dies he will receive his own planet. Having a Mormon as the most powerful man in the world can only serve to make Mormonism more acceptable, and that is a very bad thing for the kingdom of God.
Moreover, Governor Romney believes abortion should be illegal, but would provide exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother, which is kind of like saying you think slavery should be illegal except when slave owners can show hardship.
So, if you’re a Romney supporter and your man doesn’t win tonight, it’s not all bad.
For Obama Supporters. If you support President Obama and he doesn’t win tonight, you should be relieved that we will no longer have a president who supports abortion on demand and same-sex marriage or who will appoint Supreme Court Justices who do. You should also be relieved we will no longer have a President who sees deficit spending as an investment rather than the presumptuous immoral act that it is.
So, if you’re an Obama supporter and your man doesn’t win tonight, it’s not all bad.
For All Christians. If you are a Christian, remember, politicians may change policies but they don’t change people. Only Jesus changes people. Leadership matters to be sure, but ultimately politicians are only adjusting the thermostat; they are not changing the weather.
So, watch the election results tonight, but remember, it doesn’t matter as much as the world wants you to think. And who knows, maybe your engaged indifference will be a testimony to others that your hope is in King Jesus, not in Presidents. GS