What an election. Have Christians ever been so divided on who to vote for? Some are considering not even voting at all, because they want to save their conscience. But is a "no vote" going to relieve them of the burden? Eric Metaxas, in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, says quite the opposite: "Not to vote is to vote. God will not hold us guiltless."
Metaxas explains his strong position by outlining the very serious faults of the alternative to Trump, Hillary. "What if not pulling the lever for Mr. Trump effectively means electing someone who has actively enabled sexual predation in her husband before—and while—he was president? Won’t God hold me responsible for that? What if she defended a man who raped a 12-year-old and in recalling the case laughed about getting away with it? Will I be excused from letting this person become president? What if she used her position as secretary of state to funnel hundreds of millions into her own foundation, much of it from nations that treat women and gay people worse than dogs? Since these things are true, can I escape responsibility for them by simply not voting?"
Metaxas continues his argument by painting a vivid picture of the country our children and grandchildren will inherit because of Christians passively putting Clinton in office through not voting. "It’s a fact that if Hillary Clinton is elected, the country’s chance to have a Supreme Court that values the Constitution—and the genuine liberty and self-government for which millions have died—is gone. Not for four years, or eight, but forever. Many say Mr. Trump can’t be trusted to deliver on this score, but Mrs. Clinton certainly can be trusted in the opposite direction. For our kids and grandkids, are we not obliged to take our best shot at this? Shall we sit on our hands and refuse to choose?"
Metaxas reminds his readers of one of the issues closest to their hearts in this election that quite literally has life and death in its hands: "We would be responsible for passively electing someone who champions the abomination of partial-birth abortion, someone who is celebrated by an organization that sells baby parts. We already live in a country where judges force bakers, florists and photographers to violate their consciences and faith—and Mrs. Clinton has zealously ratified this. If we believe this ends with bakers and photographers, we are horribly mistaken. No matter your faith or lack of faith, this statist view of America will dramatically affect you and your children."
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