Election 2016: Wink Not at Evil

What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.
– Isaiah 5. 20 (NLT)

Winking at sin leads to sorrow; bold reproof leads to peace.
– Proverbs 10. 10 (TLB)

Daring to be somewhat political, I must say that I find it astounding that so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ, having made their choice for President, essentially wink at sin, excuse and even defend outright wickedness. My outcry is simple: Right is right, wrong is wrong; good is good, bad is bad; righteousness is righteousness, evil is evil. Period.

Some of us have either chosen to vote third party or not to vote in this presidential election at all; however, many Christians have chosen whom they believe to be the “lesser of two evils” between the two major party candidates. I can sympathize with how difficult that decision must be, and I fully respect your right to make that choice, but please do not fall into the trap of defending your choice by overtly defending, or even excusing, evil at any level, in any way, shape or form.

Remember, you have (allegedly) chosen the “lesser of two evils.” Evil is still evil, though, and you have no right in Christ Jesus to call it otherwise. And as we are warned in the Proverbs, even “winking at sin leads to sorrow;” rather “bold reproof leads to peace.” Do not be afraid to openly recognize the faults, failings and shortcomings – sin – of your candidate of choice.

Really, even better for Christians would be to stay out of the mud-slinging, political fray altogether and engage ourselves in another, altogether different campaign, to wit: An apolitical campaign for Jesus the Christ, our Lord and only Savior, whose Gospel is ultimately the only answer to the multitude of problems we face in our society. Instead of actively campaigning for one candidate for the office of President, let us join together in one voice and actively campaign for the King of kings and Lord of lords, who does not (nor ever will) stand for election!

Thank you for “listening” to my ramblings. God bless all of you!


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