Why I Cannot Vote For Romney

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The Christian community is scrambling over themselves to publish articles and blog posts encouraging us to vote for the ‘conservative’ choice, Mitt Romney.  (See Here, Here, Here, and Here.) Leaving aside the fact that by any historical definition Romney is not a “conservative”, or why we would want to ‘conserve’ any aspect of the political environment today, there is rarely any commentary related to more fundamental questions.  Instead, appealing to the lowest common denominator, the strategy can essentially be summed up with one statement; ‘anyone but Obama’.

While it is true that many Christians have avoided altogether any discussion over Romney’s profession of faith in a false god, yet the objections to Romney, as a Mormon, are overturned or dismissed via a historical answer that has been used before in past candidates; namely that Obama is much worse.  No doubt this statement is true, but the political environment of the moment does not set our standard for leadership, God does. Why do we look to Scripture for our standard of leadership both in home and church but leave civil government to pragmatics and compromise?  Said another way, we eagerly support candidates for political office that would be easily dismissed and disqualified in other institutions.  Is the State and it’s officeholders suddenly beyond Christian reproach?  The incremental approach to curbing evil, as is often cited as a reason to vote for less-than-ideal candidates, has actually worked against Christians for many years.  Instead of a candidate representing a broad range of Christian opinions, we are now asked to support a man who is not a Christian at all.  In our eagerness to throw Obama out of office, we are now willing to cast our vote for a Baal worshipper as our political leader.

Below are three reasons why I cannot, in good conscience, vote for Mitt Romney:

  1. There is a big difference between God using wicked pagan rulers for His purposes and God’s people ‘asking’ for one by casting their vote for a known pagan, anti-Christ worshipper. The prophet Habakkuk was incredulous at the thought of God using the Babylonians to punish them but it appears in the case of America, we are self-consciously asking God for Babylon to rule over us. The only place we find Israel asking for a king is in their disobedience and lack of faith by wanting to be ‘like the other nations’. Peace and freedom are by-products of obedience, faithfulness, and repentance, and these will not be accomplished by asking God to give us Cyrus over Nebuchadnezzar.

 

  1. There is no biblical mandate that commands us to ‘cast our vote’ for someone. In other words, to not vote is not to disobey. Civic duty perhaps, can be called into question but I am more interested in Biblical Truth than national ‘obligation’.  Writing in candidates or withholding their votes are both viable options for Christians. It is God who sets rulers on their thrones and it is man’s duty to be faithful to His Word.

 

  1. Getting the ‘lesser of two evils’ elected at the federal level is a short sighted and pragmatic goal, as if voting for any form of evil is acceptable at election time.  Our goal as Christians should be to disciple the next generation on what godly civil government looks like. If that means not voting at the federal level for several elections, then so be it. We don’t have to achieve ‘victory’ in our lifetime; we are called to be faithful. Today’s governors and mayors are tomorrow’s presidents; we should focus our efforts on raising a generation of Christian statesmen at local levels and hope for political revival in the generations to come. As for the immediate future, as much as I would never wish or pray for persecution in this nation, if the Church is strengthened and our dross removed, to God be the Glory.

I would challenge Christians to define the ‘line’ at which any given Republican candidate would be unqualified for office. Is their abortion stance the only litmus test to earn their vote? God tells us that false weights and unjust scales are an abomination as well. If Christians demanded more from their candidates and withheld their votes from those that do not seek to uphold righteousness according to God’s law, the bar would be raised and the doors opened for true Christian statesmen to take office.

 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people – Proverbs 14:34 (ESV)

Written by Jason Cunningham who is an Elder of Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church and currently serving on CrownRights.org’s board of directors. 

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64 Responses to "Why I Cannot Vote For Romney"

  1. Common Sense tells you....... says:

    I will be happy to vote for Romney. His church is Christ centered. The Muslim Obama’s is not.

    • e1ande2 says:

      The Mormons don’t believe the Bible and they don’t believe in God. They believe they ARE Gods.

      • and Obama isnt Muslim. goshhhhh. >_>
        im still voting for Obama. God will LIGHT the way, always, this i know :) there is nothing to worry about, just pray about everything :)

      • That’s the most naive comment I’ve ever read.

      • Fara Wiles says:

        Obama isn’t a Muslim. He’s an atheist. IMHO.

      • Actually Mormons do believe in the Bible and do believe in God. Get your facts correct before posting them.

      • Aaron Womack says:

        “Actually Mormons do believe in the Bible…”

        Actually, Mormons have four books they view as scripture and the word of God: the King James Version of the Bible; the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. They have these other books because the believe and teach that the Bible is corrupted and so they must add to them to correct what was misinterpreted or lost. One of the problems with that is that the Bible explicitly and emphatically warns against adding to or detracting from its teachings (Rev. 22:18; Deut. 4:2).

        “… and do believe in God.”

        They may believe in a god, but not the God of the Bible. The god they worship is a false god they believe was once a man, who kept the requirements of Mormonism and was therefore exalted to godhood, and inherited his own universe in which we now live. Furthermore, they believe in a god who is confined to a body of flesh and bones (Doctrine and Covenants 130:22). They also believe that there are an innumerable number of gods with their own worlds who were also once men.

        All of this is directly contrary to what the Bible actually teaches about God who is: immaterial (Isaiah 57:15; 1 Tim 1:17; John 1:18; Romans 1:20); eternal (Ps 90:1-4); self-existent (Gen 1:1; Exod 3:14; John 5:26; Acts 17:24; 1 Tim 1:17;); omnipotent (Eph 1:19-21; Romans 9:23), omniscient (Ps 147:5; Isa 40:13-14); and omnipresent (Amos 9:2-3; Jeremiah 23:23-24; Prov 15:3) just to name a few of His many attributes.

      • Fara Wiles says:

        lol — wow. The ignorant calling someone a fool. That’s interesting.

    • Debbie Nowak says:

      Mormons do not believe in the same Jesus the Holy Bible Preaches! They believe they will become gods in the end, and they believe in the book of Mormon which is NOT from God, but written by man. Mormons in turn can not be Christians if they don’t believe in the same Jesus who IS God.

      • Up until recently I believed the LDS church had some quirks but did follow God and Jesus. But you are correct, they absolutely do not. I looked at reference in a copy of “Mormon Doctrine” instead of relying on debate and gut feeling. This is their book. by Bruce McConkie who was a member of the Quorum… The God their doctrine describes, the Christ their doctrine describes, the virgin birth as described in their doctrine…. are completely contrary to The Bible.

  2. Karen H says:

    Excellent. What if God’s people voted according to Exodus 18:21? “But select capable men from all the people–men who fear God,
    trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain–and appoint them as officials
    over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.” How would the Hand of God move in our nation? Can we honestly expect to be blessed with peace and prosperity when 137 people are killed every hour in America by abortion? We are close to exceeding 56 million dead from abortion. That is more than Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot.

    • Carl G. Oehling says:

      I have read the comments and Karen is the only one to quote the Bible on the crux of the matter. I am afraid of Jehovah. Read Matt. 10:28. There are several places which refer to being afraid of Jehovah. Both R & D’s give my money to Planned Parenthood. None are afraid of Jehovah. It is implied in Ex. 18 “We the people” are to pick leaders. 2 Chron. 7:14 puts the whole burden of selecting good leaders on the backs of ‘my people”. “My people” had better pay attention and imitate the J’s of the Bible in what would John the Baptist, John the Apostle, Jonah, Jesus do. They were all public street preachers who promoted God’s will, Matt. 6:10, So write letters to the editor, talk with friends, and especially urge pastors, and then vote to make God happy.

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  4. fusion says:

    To the person who posted “common sense tells you…”: Common sense is a matter of collective opinion, and not authoritative. The Bible is, and it tells me that the “Jesus” Romney’s “church” is centered around is a counterfeit impostor, a sibling of Satan, and not the fully divine Savior of His people.

  5. curious says:

    A very interesting article with a point. If you are a Christian……Dont vote, unless its for Obama?
    Did I get that right?
    All believers shouldnt be voting this election?

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  7. sarah says:

    Romney is just as bad as Obama! Romney is trying to disqualify Ron Paul from being on the ballot! Romney is for the bill Obama signed into law for arresting American on American soil and then shipping them to Cuban jail without a trial and then executing them! And he was for Obamacare, all the bailouts, searching homes without warrants, endless wars and the list goes on.

  8. Matt says:

    so vote for the Muslim liberal instead? Romney is a good man, good family man and business leader. This article is foolish fringe garbage

  9. darc says:

    Hmm….. just a reminder, not only were most of the founding fathers deists and aniti-trinitarians, ie. Washington, Jefferson, Adams, etc… a majority of all the presidents in US history had some warped view of the biblical Jesus and were basically secular humanists. By using the standards set forth in this post, true trinitarian Christians may never vote in there lifetime…. Just curious, I was wondering if anyone could give me a past US President that was not secular or pagn in thought and deed throughout history.

    • The founding fathers were not deists….

      Here are a few quotes to support this view (there are hundreds more).

      On March 11, 1792, President George Washington wrote: I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.

      Samuel Adams said: Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual–or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.

      Patrick Henry wrote to his daughter in 1796: Amongst other strange things said of me, I hear it is said by the deists that I am one of the number; and, indeed, that some good people think I am no Christian. This thought gives me much more pain than the appellation of Tory; because I think religion of infinitely higher importance than politics; and I find much cause to reproach myself that I have lived so long, and have given no decided and public proofs of my being a Christian. But, indeed, my dear child, this is a character which I prize far above all this world has, or can boast.

      John Adams in 1798 wrote: The safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and blessing of Almighty God; and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty, which the people owe to him, but a duty whose natural influence is favorable to the promotion of that morality and piety, without which social happiness cannot exist, nor the blessings of a free government be enjoyed.

      Patrick Henry declared: It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.

      Abramah Lincoln (calling for a National Day of Prayer and Fasting in 1863): We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as not other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.

      • darc says:

        Sorry, but Patrick Henry was not a president and he DID support those that were Diest/ anti-trinitarians…The quotes you have posted just show that they believe in GOD. But, I can find Romney and Obama quotes about there faith in God also … Find me any quote about Jesus Christ and their belief that He was God in the flesh and one with God the Father… As a matter of fact, Jefferson had cut out all the miracles in the bible because he did not beleive in Jesus as God in the flesh.

      • Jon Speed says:

        darc,

        Simple question for you on Jefferson. Is it possible that he changed his views over the course of his life (as Lincoln did)?

      • Carl B says:

        Simple question for you Jon…is it possible that the sovereign God of all creation, who puts rulers in their places, could change Romney’s heart?…as He did to everyone reading this who is a Christian?…I have witnessed to many Mormons,—and witnessed Mormons renounce the Mormon cult and accept the real Jesus, the Messiah, as their personal savior, it is a beautiful and wonderful thing. Point being,–God is sovereign,-if Romney is elected as the most powerful man on the God’s earth,–then God put him there, (voted for him!),–so,-I would humbly suggest….to focus on our Father’s sovereignty, and grace—and witness to that my friend…

      • Chuck says:

        Actually he cut many passages out and put them into a “Bible” type to use to evangelize the native Americans. He included miracles, but then in the 1960-70s an author copied it without the miracle because it was his belief that Jefferson did not believe them.

      • Fara Wiles says:

        From what I understand Jefferson couldn’t bring himself to believe in the Miracles of Jesus Christ. If he believed them, he would have left them in as the inerrant word of God. They have a book, took it apart (found glass in the seam) and refurbished it, all with pasted texts from the bible. None of which were miracles. It was Jefferson’s Bible.

        Jefferson believed the writers exaggerated what Jesus did in order to make him look divine. So he painstakingly cut out the miracles.

  10. Ryan Gray says:

    Here is truth: you would hire a mormon (or any other garden variety pagan) to paint your house, clean your teeth or perform your surgery. And you would do so with no hesitation. Such is the same here. I am hiring a president to represent me in the Oval Office. I am hiring him based on his expertise, not his faith. Likewise, I would hire a Mormon house painter, banker, etc.

    Note that I am not hiring a ruler. Each individual American is the ruler. We simply hire (elect) a representative. If he does poorly, we fire him and get another. This is vastly different than a faithless Israel putting their hope in a man and not in God. If we were in the same position as ancient Israel, this article would be advocating to fire all representatives and let God rule us himself.

    Also, #3 is true in that we should indeed be training up the next generation of leaders. However, that does not negate our current obligation to govern in the meantime. If we can end abortion with a non-Chrisitian in office (while we’re still doing our job and training disciples), we should do so. Your choice for President in 2012 does not affect your work ethic or obedience to follow the great commission.

    It is true that if Christians stopped voting for poor Republican candidates, our voice would be heard, no doubt. So, that I agree with that wholeheartedly. And in fact, if the first GOP ticket since 1860 without a protestant proves to be a winner. You will likely see biblical issues take even more of a backseat to the economy and other issues of lesser importance.

    So, I agree. Mormon Mitt is not preferred. However, I do prefer him over Obama because at the very least I believe Mitt will do fewer immoral/unbiblical things. Would I prefer a President who promised to do no unbiblical things? Of course. But, we’re getting what we deserve with both of these candidates. We are a nation of idol-worshippers. Either way, we’re getting one at the helm this time.

    And in this we’re 100% together: repentance and turning to Christ is the only hope for our nation. However, it starts at the bottom. Each individual Christian needs to repent and seek the Lord. If we do this in obedience, then we will experience revival in the church and in our nation.

    • Jon Speed says:

      We’re not voting for someone to paint our house. We’re voting on who will lead this nation in the highest office in the land. One thing I’ve seen in common with every single “you can vote for a Mormon” nonsense is the lack of any attempt to appeal to the Word of God. A close second is the fact that Romney’s flip flops on the moral issues don’t seem to matter any more. If you vote for Romney you have forfeited your right to complain about homosexual marriage since you vote in support of someone who is clearly confused by the issue. If you believe that abortion is NEVER an option, even in cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother, again, vote for Romney if you wish, but don’t ever take the hypocritical stance that such abortions are wrong because you supported it.

      The Republican party no longer stands for the moral issues. They stand for their own election and whatever it takes to get there. Not that it matters. Don’t waste your vote on a ticket that cannot win–remember 2008.

    • DonH says:

      I’m with Jon on this. When we vote for a candidate we give them power. A big part of that power is the so-called “bully pulpit” of the presidency. Romney was a Mormon missionary and he will always be one. As a Christian, I could never condone, empower or endorse that. If elected, he will lead many astray. Better that America goes the way of European Socialism under Obama than souls lost to the false teaching of Mormonism under the influence of Romney. Frankly, I have a hard time understanding why any Christian would put their Americanism before eternal values.

      • Carl B says:

        Don Ho…I don’t think you are supporting Jon much with statements about Romney being a Mormon missionary and always being one. Did you think about that before you wrote it,–have you considered it since,–and and dropped your head in embarrassment over such a silly statement? Or, are you sovereign and KNOW Romney will never be saved? I have personally witnessed to many Mormon missionaries, (as we are commanded to do,-all people,-not just Mormons),-and have had the awesome experience of seeing several eventually renounce the Mormon cult and become believers in the true Jesus as their personal savior. God appoints leaders over us,-IF Romney is our President,-the Jehovah put him there, (not you or me)–and guess what,–you are to support him…..are you willing to obey God and support Romney if God appoints him our President?…or will you still speak out against god’s appointed? Frankly,—regarding your last statement,—have you lived in a country for any amount of time,-such as Iran,-where we couldn’t even have this dialogue?……or are just another America hater……

  11. I have a couple questions:1. Why is the Presbyterian Church members of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice? 2. Why do people wait until after the primaries to select a candidate that is supposedly Pro-Life?

    • Carl B says:

      Mister Allan Franklin Brewster….I don’t think anyone has answered your questions because no one is sure what you are asking. If your questions are sincere and you have questions that you actually want answered,-i would be glad to oblige.

  12. James says:

    What a brave Christian you are! Your decision to not vote, to not make a choice may lead to another four years of Obama. We have already lost most of our liberties through executive orders and other illegal activities by the current administration and by congress(indefinite detentions). The reason your decision to do nothing is so brave is that you are welcoming the complete destruction of the U.S. This will increase the persecution of Christians and the further degradation of civilized society. As the world gets darker due to persecution and barbarity, God’s light will shine brighter. Maybe, Christians will be bolder to share the gospel with everyone they meet, maybe when Christians feel the end imminently approaching their timidity will be replaced by urgency to implore all to seek reconciliation. For all those who choose not to vote, I do hope you use election day to read your bible and brush up on your gospel presentation – we’re going to need it.

  13. Lane Chaplin says:

    This is an interesting article, but I’m still voting for Romney/Ryan. If I were voting for the pastor of my church, my vote would be different.

    • Jon Speed says:

      Lane, I’d recommend reading a House Divided by Greg Bahnsen and Ken Gentry as a remedy. Just the introductory material would be enough to change this if seriously considered.

      • Carl b says:

        Hey Jon, I would recommend reading Bahnsen in light of the Doctrines of Grace. Bahnesn is good at getting one to think, and if you can separate the self-righteousness from the truth that he teaches,-you have a great starting point. The Sproul-Bahnsen debates are a great example. Humility and meekness go a long way in our effort to evangelize. Paul had become all things to all people. I see Saki up there asking if God will be pleased in an obviously condescending manner. That goes nowhere as far as the great commission, (despite Bahnsen’s espousal’s). Win a debate, an argument, a point,—lose a soul…(would God be pleased?). There is an acrid tone to so many of these posts,–”Romney is a Mormon,-will always be..,–and will use the bully pulpit to promote that…….(paraphrased)” if only our God, the Lord God Jehovah were sovereign enough to put the person He wants in the Oval Office,–and if only He were sovereign enough to change the President’s heart and save him….but what am I thinking,–it’s really all up to us,–isn’t it Jon…there are some really great old books out there, (hard to find,-but out there if you look)–from the early Reformers and the Puritans,–if you could get your hands on some of these,-and dig into them,–it may help widen your view of God’s sovereignty,-and our place in His universe….

    • Saki says:

      So you’re willing to vote for a man who believes Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers. And you’re willing to support a man who prays to a different god. Interesting? And God will be pleased?

    • Fara Wiles says:

      Definitely love your Channel, Lane. But I’ll be disagreeing with you on this. This article expresses my feelings on the matter, which I’ve held for QUITE a while now. I’m SO grateful there are Christians who are willing to stand up and REFUSE to compromise.

  14. Jerry says:

    There is a positive element to Romney running for President, people are looking at Mormonism. Now is the time to point your LDS friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to the Jesus of the Bible. Google Lynn Wilder, she is a former professor at BYU and is now exMormon and Born-again. The Lord is drawing MANY people out of Mormonism and the trap of Joseph Smith’s lies.

    • Carl B says:

      Most substantive post on here Jerry,–now is the time to witness to Mormons….much like Catholics,-the soil is thirsty…water it with the Gospel, and reap the harvest. Mormon history is plentiful,-the majority of Mormons do not study it,-or, if they do, are not sincerely challenged on it. The Jesus of the Bible saves from from everywhere,-Mormon, Catholic, Buddhist, Islam…God circumcises hearts,-not us,–witness to everyone,–that is what we are commanded to do. An in depth study of Mormon beliefs will help any Christian grow in their own true Christian faith and ability to reason together….

  15. ispeakout says:

    I was in a quandary of whether to not vote, because I don’t trust Romney. It was with consideration that I decided that I would wait to see who he picked for VP. If the person was pro-life and pro-marriage, then I would be voting for him more than I would be voting for Romney. Many leaders in the Bible were unbelievers and even the priests of God were disobedient sinners as in Samuel’s time. People who call themselves Christians are often not truly Christians. If someone like Obama claims to be a Christian, does that mean we vote for him? May it never be! We are to pray for leaders and respect their position. Romans 13 says that all authority is from God. In general they are there to punish evil behavior. Of course, when there is a true Christian candidate who is competent meeting the requirements of authority and supports my worldview, I would prefer them over someone who is not a Christian. It is your right not to vote, but as a Christian I would rather see some lives saved than someone who voted that babies could be killed even after birth (Obama). Do not forget that voting for Paul Ryan means that he could be the tie breaker in the U.S. Senate on a pro-life, pro-marriage issue. So, even though I am not a Roman Catholic, I will vote more for Ryan than Romney to possibly save lives. Pray about it and please don’t judge people who have struggled with the issue and not ignored the Bible or conscience. I respect your right not to vote. Go with your conscience as the Bible would instruct….like as in eating meat.

  16. Ronald Urzik Love says:

    Some questions I have had to pose to myself in concluding what must be done given the circumstances before me…
    What if there were two laws on the ballot this upcoming election? Whether we like it or not, one of these laws will become the law of the land. One law allows unrestricted, wholesale abortion. The other law doesn’t outlaw abortion, but offers restriction down to a few scenarios. If you are pro-life, would you choose to not vote?
    __________

    Ok. So, it’s 1939, and in an unusual show of magnanimity, Hitler puts the fate of the Jew up to a vote. You can either vote for all Jews to be murdered, or you can vote to save 90% of the Jews. The country is almost evenly divided on the issue, so the results are not easily predicted. This is clearly not what I want. All the Jews need to be saved. Murder of the innocent is wrong and violates God’s law. So I decide I will not participate in this vote in which all are not saved. Election Day comes, and the law to kill all the Jews passes by a slim margin. The slaughter begins. But I’m ok with my decision not to vote, because I can stand before God and say, “Father, they did not give me the option to save all the Jews – wretched, sinful people that they are. So, Lord, for your glory, I did not vote to save any.”
    ___________

    The slaughter of the pre-born must be stopped. It is a vile affront to God. So, I will take the opportunity that is currently placed in front of me, and vote to save as many babies as I can, and beat back the forces of Molech as far as this election opportunity makes possible. And then, do you know what I am going to do the day after the election? I’m going to continue to battle Molech until all the babies are saved. I would much rather do this from square 275 than square 1. As a servant of the Most High Living God, my goals and objectives never changes. In this sinful, fallen world the path before me twists and turns often. Eyes and feet forward.

  17. The time to have this discussion was 3 1/2 years ago. If like minded Christian Conservatives would have had this much energy back then it would have been possible to get a true Christian Conservative on the ticket. I agree with Ryan Gray….”…we’re getting what we deserve with both of these candidates. We are a nation of idol-worshippers. Either way, we’re getting one (of them) at the helm this time.” We are stuck with the lesser of two evils again because everyone hope someone else will to something. It disgusts me but if we don’t want Obama again we have to vote for Mitt.

    • David A says:

      Sir,

      I respectfully disagree with you premise. As you say you’re a Christian, can you please provide me with any reference, from the Scriptures, where we are EVER told to choose between:

      Evil (lesser)
      Evil (greater)

      Where is this given as a Principle or Precept ?

      I’m still looking, and I can’t find it anywhere.

      We are told to choose God, His Ways & His Paths, over and above any other way or path.

      IOW (In Other Words), we’re told to reject Evil, and choose God’s Ways…..Psalm 1, Matthew 28:18, Joshua 24:14-6 tells us:

      14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 But if serving the Lord
      seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you
      will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates,
      or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” 16 Then the people answered, “Far be it from us to forsake the Lord to serve other gods!

      Brother, please note, the only choice is between serving God & choosing Evil.

      There is no other check box. If you, or me or anyone contends that there is no other choice but between ‘a lesser of two evils’, then they’ve accepted the devil’s premise.

      Read the entire context of Joshua 24, it could be summed up:

      “We all have a choice. The only Choice is between God & Life or Evil & Death….which do you prefer ?”

      You & I don’t have to vote for evil men. One of those evil men will be elected, but we should take no part in it, period. Therefore the most principled choice would be (speaking personally):

      1) Stay away from the polls.
      2) Write in a Principled candidate (Ron Paul being my choice here)

      You’re under no obligation to vote, when you’re offered horrible choices, God bless you as you (hopefully) honor Christ as LORD, and only choose men who honor Him, and no others.

  18. TJ says:

    Biased and baseless. God does not see nor judge our appearance, it is the heart that makes a man. For such a time as this, we are given a choice to elect a man of integrity and character. A man, who someday can lead this nation to a path to prosperity. I do not question presidential candidate Romney’s religious faith, but rather applaud his fate to lead this country from a path of destruction.

    • Fara Wiles says:

      The heart is deceitfully wicked. Who can know it?

      Romney is a follower of the Enemy. Just as Obama is. Plain and simple. They’re two wings of the same bird.

  19. Butchwax says:

    I will Vote! I will Not vote for Romney or Obama, I will write in for Huckabee.

  20. MikeTheTiger says:

    The argument you give is valid. The problem is it leaves Obama in office. Is Obama the lesser of two evils? I think not. God can use any one he wants for his purposes, even a Mormon. That is our choice unless we do write in a third candidate. Who should that be?

  21. Bradley says:

    Behind door number 1 is a non-Christian who claims to be Christian who will kill thousands of children. Behind door number 2 is a non-Christian who will not.

    If using the Bible to justify the killing of children is your thing, vote for Obama behind door number 1. If that is reprehensible to you, vote for door number 2 and attempt to save those lives.

    If you are lukewarm, stay home. …and perhaps look up “lukewarm” using an online Bible.

  22. w.t. pederson says:

    A no vote will guarantee a communist/muslim another term in office and destroy America. How stupid is that. A non vote is a vote for Satan. If Obama is re-elected God has judged us and we will no longer stand as a nation. Period. That may very well happen due to the liberal agenda already in play in this country . Read the Naked Communist, the social progressives have almost completed their list in America now and Obama is pushing hard to finish it. The democrats are smart, they defend to the death their candidate and get him elected. We, republicans are stupid, always dividing and losing. The democratic platform of abortion, homosexuality, atheists and liberalism should be enough to vote them out. Wake up, this is what is wrong with America, stupid people who do not understand the bible.

  23. clzr1 says:

    90% of the population, think mormonism is just like any other Christian religion, baptist, methodist catholic etc. If all those Americans knew more about the mormon faith would they be so eager to get behind the GOP candidate? Here are some points on the mormon religion which Joseph Smith founded and basically made up as he went along.
    1. God lives on planet Kolob
    2. Jesus and Satan are bothers
    3. Jesus lived here in the United States for a bit
    4. the garden of eden is in missouri
    5. Polygamy (still ok with the fundamentalists)
    6. Males will have polygamous celestial sex to populate your own planet when u die
    7. “Lying for the Lord” its ok to lie if its to protect the church
    8. Magic underwear
    9. Black people are direct descendants of Cain and their black skin is a sign of being cursed
    10. God literally had sex with Mary to bring Jesus out of the spirit world
    11. Joseph Smith the founder of the church is as just as important as Jesus
    12. there are trillions of Gods each with their own planet
    13. Secret Handshakes
    14. White horse prophecy
    15. Blood Atonement
    Please educate yourself, family and friends on mormonism before casting a ballot.

  24. suljks says:

    Look, I don’t know about any of this but, “. If Christians demanded more from their candidates and withheld their
    votes from those that do not seek to uphold righteousness according to
    God’s law, the bar would be raised and the doors opened for true
    Christian statesmen to take office.” I am asking myself is there going to be another article?

  25. Rose says:

    Wow ! Jason actually gets it ! Not like most of the Christians I know/hear of/read of, who while holding their nose and voting for the lesser of two evils, condemn this country to the ash heap of history.

  26. The Christian vote should always be a vote for Peace. For do unto others, and for the righteousness to be dome. I’m sorry, but Mormonism is NOT Christianity. That’s a huge issue, I could over look, but I find Romney is arrogant, and will convey that Spirit to others if he is in charge of our country, he won’t be able to show compassion and understanding and empathy. George W. was laid back enough to kiss the Arab Prince, Romney, I don’t think so, and that’s not good. Obama has let us down, he is a Christian. But he has a kill list (New York Times, May, 2012) he has no problem with drones taking out children, he’s ramped up the war on Marijuana, which is God’s gift, and he does not seem to know how to balance the budget. Gary Johnson is a Lutheran, Christian, Entrepreneur, who knows the Constitution is the key to our happiness as a nation. He knows, which I don’t think Romney does, that the Government does not belong in our personal lives. He meddled in persona lives as the head of a Stake. I will vote for Gary Johnson.

  27. Ryan Wallace says:

    This is my first time coming across your blog. Thank you so much for being honest and true to what our sovereign God declares as His Word. I refuse to give in to the fear-mongering some of my fellow Christian brothers and sisters declare: that a “vote for Ron Paul, fill-in-the-blank, etc.” is a “vote for Obama.”

    If voting is not a matter of principle, why are we even voting? The choice is placed before us. I choose not to vote for what I can only discern as evil with another face. If I can’t write in my candidate of choice (whom btw is Ron Paul) for my state, then I shall withhold my vote because my conscience demands it.

  28. mac says:

    I’ll cast my vote Romney, this man and his family know the 10 Commandments, and who wrote them YHWH

    God picks leader’s, Pres. Obama bows & prays with muslim’s, who pray to a different god.. think and about it..

  29. SRJ says:

    Very well written, thanks! I have long feared that the general Christian public is placing more value on their 501Ks and perceived freedoms than on making Jesus known and glorified in our midst. I live in Utah and work in active outreach to Latter-day Saints (Mormons), whom I love dearly as people. The evangelical tendency to clam up on the falsehood of Mormonism is doing them no favors. Telling someone who doesn’t know Jesus that they’re just fine as they are, is not at all loving.

    In addition, the Mormon Church is highly motivated politically, very powerful economically, and extremely shrewd socially. In my estimation, the danger is less about what Romney would do in office (although that is an issue, don’t get me wrong), but more the way Mormonism would take advantage of a Mormon presidency in their proselyting efforts worldwide. For the past few decades, the LDS Church has desperately sought legitimacy among Christians, and a Mormon in the most powerful political position on earth would accomplish this task like no other. Don’t think that the Mormon missionaries around the world wouldn’t play that card–and play it very effectively.

    Much has also been made of Romney’s status as a “temple Mormon” in which he has taken blood oaths of fealty to the LDS Church, placing himself entirely under its authority. And I think this is a legitimate concern as well. A temple Mormon in the White House would mean a very high likelihood of our national policy being dictated, or at least significantly influenced, by LDS Church leaders in Salt Lake City. Remember, from its inception, Mormonism has had its sights set on creating a Mormon theocracy in this nation. Don’t think that this isn’t still on their agenda. It’s not a democratic organization. It’s not a freedom-loving organization. Utah is controlled, in every meaningful way, by a religious institution. That is not a hyperbolic statement. I would not want to see this sort of totalitarianism creep into the rest of our nation.

  30. Dave's says:

    Of course, to not vote for the candidate that might somehow stem the tide of the 1.2 million abortions every year in this country makes you complicit in them…

  31. sandy says:

    which is worse Mormon or Muslim——–
    we vote for God and He will deal with this nation that has thrown God and His word out the window.
    No thanks to either.
    first time we have not voted in our life and we are 70.
    Don and Sandy E.