I have read many arguments where Christians are attacking each other because of their voting preferences or party affiliation. That is not my intention here. My position is that your vote does not affect your status as a Christian, but your Christianity should determine how you vote. Hence, anyone who votes out of emotions or in response to cultural pressure is still carnal. Anyone who elevates a person or a party over Christian core values is an idolater. Anyone who does not prefer Christ over father and mother, tribe or race, cultural affinity, or collective consciousness is not Christ’s disciple (Lk 14:26-27).

My election-eve message is drawn from Romans 1:32 (ESV)

“Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” Every Christian must understand how grievous it is to approve, through our votes, to those who practice or make policies that support sexual depravity. I advise you to read from verses 18-31 to understand the context of this passage. Irrespective of anyone’s willful ignorance, on the platforms of the two major parties/presidential candidates, no Christian can wish away the outcome of their intended policies. When you vote, either way, you are approving their policies’ totality, not just one issue like racial equality.

As a black man, I do not think that the incumbent president caused the systemic racism in this country, neither have I noticed a remarkable swing of the racial pendulum during his tenure. I see the accusation that he is a racist as ad hominem fallacy, mainly because the opposing candidate is not free from racism charges. For many Christians, none of the two candidates is the right choice. Who do I vote for? Vote for the lesser of the “two devils.”

Therefore, if racism is left out of the equation, the key issues, for a Christian, are abortion on demand, LGBTQ activism, religious censoring/persecution, eradication of parental rights over the welfare of their children, reduced freedom/more federal control over individuals and local communities. One candidate’s platform endorses these anti-Christian policies while the other opposes them. Who should I vote for?!! Are you kidding me?

I cannot in good conscience before God, approve any candidate or platform that is about 80% on the side of depravity when I have the option to approve of one that is 90% in alignment with Christian principles. I am neither of one party or the other. Instead, I am of the kingdom of God. I choose and vote for whoever is closest to my convictions and Christian core values—the lesser devil, that is. If the political platforms swap in the future, I will maintain my stance.

Remember, when Joshua encountered the captain of the Lord’s army on his way to conquer Jericho, Joshua asked him, are you for us, or for our enemies. The Angel answered, No, but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. The commander was not interested in taking sides but to execute kingdom purposes. Every Christian should remember we are in the world but not of the world. All our thoughts, speech, and actions (including our voting) are done before the Lord and should reflect Kingdom principles. Whatever your reason might be, do not cast a vote against multiple core values of Christianity. The consequences of doing so are inexcusable, both temporally and spiritually (Romans 1:32). Before you vote, think of Christian values, and think of the candidate/political platform closest to the Christian worldview. Think again and pray for God’s guidance as you vote.

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