Although many pastors and commentators will disagree, the United States of America isn’t in bad shape because Christians “haven’t voted our values.” Quite the opposite, it’s in bad shape because Christians thought voting was just as important as loving others sacrificially (Mark 12:31), preaching the Gospel (Mark 16:15) and making disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). Honestly, followers of Jesus should spend less time worrying about the ballot box and more time in the prayer closet.
I mean, just look at the 2016 Presidential Election. In many Evangelical circles, Ted Cruz is the “anointed one” because he has “Christian values.” Right, because George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter worked out so well. Frankly, actions speak louder than words. Heidi Cruz, Ted’s wife, was a member of the “Building a North American Community” task force for the Council on Foreign Relations. The Council on Foreign Relations is a globalist think tank. In addition, Mrs. Cruz currently works for Goldman Sachs, the same bank Ted received a one million dollar loan from in a previous political campaign. Maybe it’s just a case of “opposites attract.”
Let’s be real. Elections come and go, but the results are always the same. Sure, there are some cosmetic differences between the major parties, but that’s all. Republicans and Democrats are owned by the same people. They are controlled by a group of wealthy, globalist elites. If someone is bought by this country’s real ruling class, they are owned. Your vote doesn’t matter, and if history is any indication, their self-proclaimed faith will definitely take a backseat to the wishes of their handlers.
Besides, it’s not like Ted Cruz is a choirboy. His campaign spread false rumors that Ben Carson dropped out, to pick up votes. He later apologized. He also asked his spokesman to resign for distributing a video that falsely made Marco Rubio look like he wasn’t a fan of the Bible. This is supposedly the wonderful “Christian” man we need to put into office to “save” America? He prayed in front of a crowd “Continue the spirit of revival. Awaken the body of Christ, that we might pull back from the abyss.” Voting doesn’t create revival, and with all due respect, pimping the Cross of Christ for votes is disgraceful.
Appearances can be deceiving. Just because it looks right, that doesn’t mean it’s from God. Are Evangelicals so gullible, that any candidate who says they’re Christian, pro-life, and knows a few verses will get their vote? I follow Jesus, not moralists who use His name to advance a political agenda. Don’t get me wrong, abortion is murder (Psalm 139:13; Exodus 20:13) and homosexuality is a sin (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). That said, instead of looking to the government to prevent abortion and gay marriage, we should be making disciples like Jesus commanded. Laws can be broken, but only the Holy Spirit can release people from the power of sin.
I owe no allegiance to the party of elephants or to the party of donkeys. My allegiance is to the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5). I have no King but Jesus, and I’m forever a citizen of His glorious Kingdom (Philippians 3:20; Colossians 1:13).