Christians and Elections: Three Thoughts

Another presidential election cycle has ended, and some frustration and disappointment exists in the Christian community. Exit polls show that almost eighty percent of evangelicals voted for Romney, whose views on social issues more closely aligned with traditional Christian teaching. It is understandable for these evangelicals to experience some post-election blues. No one likes losing an election.

Some Christians, however, experience spiritual angst when their candidate fails to win office. How could a sovereign God allow the wrong candidate to win? Is this some sort of divine judgment? Or will we now experience some divine judgment since America has made the wrong choice?

I think these questions are probably the wrong ones to ask. Continue reading