A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-10-20
As Though They Weren’t
What’s Happening: “An article in National Review yesterday relates an interview with the 2016 Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton saying that there had to be something amiss for her to win the popular vote by more than 3 million, but lose in the electoral college. More than sour grapes, she contends that widespread voter fraud might be the culprit…hmmm…kinda sounds like Donald Trump (https://www.yahoo.com/news/hillary-clinton-maintains-2016-election-160716779.html). Quoting from the article: ‘There’s just a lot that I think will be revealed. History will discover,’ the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nominee continued. ‘But you don’t win by 3 million votes and have all this other shenanigans and stuff going on and not come away with an idea like, ‘Whoa, something’s not right here.’ That was a deep sense of unease’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “But fears of COVID-19 will probably mean more use of the mails…and more potential for fraud! Right?”
Biblical Response: “You may be right. No doubt whoever loses will claim they really won. With mail-in voting, there will be a great temptation to reverse Rom. 4:17 (calling those things that are as though they weren’t). I guess Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was prescient when he said, ‘The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.’ Though we must be vigilant, we also must be willing to accept reality.”
“Christians? We believe God is bigger than our petty complaints at impropriety…even if the ‘wrong’ side seems to win in the short term…He is quite able to place or displace as He chooses…ultimately (Acts 17:26;) I love the quote in the Living Bible:
‘Man proposes, but God disposes.’ (Prov. 19:21)
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us to be vigilant and to try our hardest to achieve election integrity…but to leave things ultimately to You; in Jesus’ Name, amen.
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