Christian Thoughts on the Election

The elections are now over and Americans have decided to stay the course the president charted for us four years ago.

I believe readers, on both sides of the political and religious landscapes will find the following posts enlightening. My sentiments are exactly in line with what’s being said in both of them.

Christians, Let’s Honor the President by Dr. Russell Moore

The American people have decided that Barack Obama should have a second term. And, behind them, in the mystery of providence, God has decided that Barack Obama would be re-elected. So how should Christians respond to our once and future President?

Click here to read the rest: Moore to the Point

Aftermath: Lessons From the 2012 Election by Dr. Albert Mohler

The 2012 U.S. election is over, and more than 100 million Americans participated in the great exercise of democracy — fulfilling the franchise of the vote. Even with some votes not yet counted and some issues as yet clarified, a general picture of the election is clearly in view, and the impact of this election will be both massive and enduring.

Several lessons emerge in the immediate aftermath of the election and Christians should consider them carefully.

Click here to read the rest:

After reading one or both of those posts, please feel free to comment bellow with questions or sentiments or your overall feeling about last night’s results.

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17 Responses to Christian Thoughts on the Election

  1. elfinfun says:

    Excellent! While I may be disappointed that my candidate did not win, I believe that two words dominate this outcome: collaboration (the immense need for it) and democracy ( a government for the people, by the people). Thank you for sharing these viewpoints.

  2. inkpaperpen says:

    remember that as Christians we are to be EXAMPLES of Christ. you don’t need to be bashing our president. God put him here in office for a reason! all we can do is pray… so before you post look at what your putting and ask your self would Jesus approve?

  3. kenstewart says: link doesn’t seem to work.

  4. graciehill48 says:

    Shared Moore, couldn’t connect to Mohler.

  5. mike and brandy says:

    we will honor the Office, please don’t ask me to honor the Man ‘just’ for the Office. read up his support of aborion on demand throughout the 9 months of pregnancy, partial birth abortion, and the born-alive protection act during his days in the Ill. senate…
    just not possible to honor a man that God condemns. not gonna happen.

  6. bgddyjim says:

    I still gotta kick the cat a few more times before I can get over this (figuratively of course)… The last two years were miserable and with no plan in sight to make it better… Sheesh.

  7. Justine says:

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  8. The American people have decided to keep Obama in office and I will support him as our President. But I don’t think that means that God has decided to keep Obama in office. I believe the elections are an expression of our free will, and when we choose as a nation to turn away from Christian values and ideals we lose the protection and blessing of the Lord. I think we need to be very careful in what WE choose as a nation and as individuals. The Lord will always choose righteousness. Thank you for your post.

    • What about God’s sovereignty? Was this election outside His will, even though He is sovereign?

        I think this link is a pretty good explanation of God’s sovereignty and mans responsibility.
        There are many many instances in God’s Word of ungodly evil leaders, and I believe it is man that puts them in their positions. Yes God works around what man does, God’s plan is always accomplished, even as much as man/and Satan try to have it their way.
        God destroys the evil eventually, every time. God sends ‘His’ in to kill and destroy and oppose the evil. God turns his back on ‘His’ and lets them suffer the consequences of NOT opposing the evil also. We Americans always assume we are on the ‘right’ side,but right now we are being led by evil and we are following, even if it is by being complacent. God IS sovereign, he IS the ultimate ruler. He has given us the responsibility to be obedient to him, not man.
        I respect the presidential position, as a governing force I am to respect. I do not respect the man who been placed in that position.

  9. jetr1 says:

    As a person who happens to believe in God, I believe God is watching and waiting just like everyone else. I have to support the President, whomever that might be. It just happened that the person I voted for is the President of the United States. I did not vote for Bush, but I still had to respect and support the President for eight years of turmoil, wars and staggering debt. I have faith in the President.

  10. jetr1 says:

    Part II. Oh by the way, I do believe that this President is a man of God and has put his faith in God to lead this nation.

    • He certainly has his faith in a god. But not Jesus Christ, the true and living God. He is very, very antagonistic against Jesus’ teachings and the beliefs of His followers.

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