Does God care who we choose to *support* with our voting power?
Of course He does.

Does God give guidance?
Of a general kind.

There’s enough in Scripture to teach us not to lend support to any person we know to be monstrously evil.

Have you observed Donald Trump’s words and deeds? Any of these 11 verses from just one chapter in Proverbs would disqualify Trump.

He’s not worthy of the support that your vote signifies.

Proverbs 29:2-12

2  When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,
But when the wicked rule, the people groan.
       Thus, I do not support this man.

3  He who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
But a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
       Thus, I do not support this man.

4  By justice a king builds up the land,
But he who exacts gifts tears it down.
       Thus, I do not support this man.

5  A man who flatters his neighbor
Spreads a net for his feet.
       Thus, I do not support this man.

6  An evil man is ensnared in his transgression,
But a righteous man sings and rejoices.
       Thus, I do not support this man.

7  A righteous man knows the rights of the poor;
A wicked man does not understand such knowledge.
       Thus, I do not support this man.

8  Scoffers set a city aflame,
But the wise turn away wrath.
       Thus, I do not support this man.

9  If a wise man has an argument with a fool,
The fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
       Thus, I do not support this man.

10  Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless
And seek the life of the upright.
       Thus, I do not support this man.

11  A fool gives full vent to his spirit,
But a wise man quietly holds it back.
       Thus, I do not support this man.

12  If a ruler listens to falsehood,
All his officials will be wicked.
       Thus, I do not support this man.

Your vote is your support.

Think twice before you support an evil man.

Vote your conscience.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with all you point out about Trump. However, one could easily come up with a longer list demonstrating the “evilness” of Hillary. The case is not hard to make that to not vote for Trump is to support Hillary. Unfortunately we are given the “choice” of the lesser of two evils. As I told a pollster early on (hoping it would never come down to this), if I have to choose between voting for Trump or Clinton I will put a clothes pin on my nose as I enter the voting booth and vote for Trump.

  2. Thanks for the reactions. I do think Hillary has a long list of evils. I don’t know whose list is longer.

    I don’t follow the logic of the argument that to not vote for Trump is to support Hillary. First, the word “support” means something. Second, to not help two evil people is not the same as helping one of them.

    Here’s why people get hung up on that whole topic: While the immediate outcome is binary, our options for how to vote are not binary. Third options have an effect in the long term.

    Matt Walsh said something like, “If you put a gun to my head and said choose Hillary or Donald, I’d choose the bullet.” There is always a third option. The question then is only whether you think it is morally acceptable to vote for a candidate whose character and policies (you would probably even admit) are morally unacceptable.

    Is it morally acceptable for you to support a morally unacceptable person? No. Not in my worldview.

    I expect many will not understand just how morally unacceptable Donald Trump is. In my own thinking, I understand their failure in terms of either lack of knowledge of the details of Trump’s life, his words, and his campaign, or lack of an understanding of what voting signifies, or possibly even moral cowardice or betrayal.

    I’m willing to speak in such moral terms, because when things go sour after the election I want to know that I warned people in as strong a way as I could respectfully do. I want them to know I thought Trump would be a disaster, and I thought supporting him was a deep error, perhaps even damaging to one’s own integrity.

    Do I sound radically self-interested in saying all that? I am.

  3. I don’t mean to be rude but Matt Walsh sounds like an idiot. Regarding voting for morally impure Presidents, Rabbi Daniel Lapin (whom I do not agree with on all things) said – “We crossed that bridge a long time ago”. The reality is, as dishonorable, disgusting and obnoxious as Trump is, he has pledged: to support religious freedom, stand against abortion and appoint constitutionally conservative Supreme Court Justices. Hillary we know is on the opposite side of all these issues. Trump has selected a solid Christian conservative as his VP. Who knows perhaps he’ll follow the example of President Harrison and give a long speech on a cold inauguration day…

  4. A lot of people promise a lot of things. I don’t believe Trump’s promises. I do believe he will continue acting as his past actions would indicate.

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