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Must a Christian Vote?

When Christians look at Donald Trump, they are not happy. But many are now asking, wouldn’t it be better to support Trump so we can block Hillary Clinton, who is even worse?

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I’ve been thinking a lot about that question. Indeed, Hillary probably is a worse person than Donald Trump. And her ideology is certainly worse. Because she has an ideology. But is one candidate more dangerous to the country than the other? If so, why?

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.17

The king’s strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity. -Psalm 99:4a

Americans place a high value on equality, and rightly so. But what is equality? Is it the same as egalitarianism? Social justice? As we see in Psalm 99:4, a righteous judge favors neither the poor nor the rich, but deals equitably with all. People have the right to equal treatment under the law, not equal lifestyle. That is what the concept “equity” means: impartiality.

Some suppose that “fairness” involves taking from the rich and giving to the poor. With this as a supposition, it is understandable that they would misconstrue Scripture through a socialist lens. But Scripture speaks of equity.

Al Mohler Condemns Self-Interest in Voters

Imagine someone voting out of “self-interest,” what comes to mind?

Most people think of pressure-group politics:

How to be a Republican in Exile

A Trump presidency? There is little chance of that.

Look at the data: Hillary Clinton will surely defeat him. But what does it say about the Republican Party that Donald Trump was ever able to take the lead?

And especially that he was able to gain more votes than Ted Cruz, a man of integrity, committed to preserving the Constitution, liberty, and nearly every conservative value that the GOP claims to stand for?

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.18

In this series we’ve looked at “social justice”—what it is, why it’s wrong, and why it matters.

In view of what I’ve said, we are in a better place to understand Scripture on concepts such as oppression, judgment/justice, and government.