“When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure. There is nothing new in the story. It is as old as the sibylline books. It falls into that long, dismal catalogue of the fruitlessness of experience and the confirmed unteachability of mankind. Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong–these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.”
The conundrum of the “lesser of two evils” has become the mantra of Christians today. In the current election climate, which one would that be? Many do not want to vote at all. “I can’t vote for Hillary because (fill in the reason), neither can I vote for Trump because (fill in the reason).” So Christians today are wringing their hands in despair and anger, and sometimes are part of the most hateful campaign we have seen in the United States. Instead of adding wisdom and light to the debate, they seem controlled by their emotions and rage.
The call of repentance is for the righteous and the unrighteous, the godly and the ungodly alike. If the righteous had been the lights they were called to be, the nation would never have fallen as it did.
If history shows us anything, it’s the dangers of fusing faith with popular culture and sentiment. We’ll notice how easily we will fall from the pinnacles of prosperity and comfort when God moves off-center from our lives—the difference between living under a blessing or a curse. But then, has the United States ever been a Christian nation?
Whichever side of the argument you find yourself on, it is blatantly obvious that the United States of today is reeling under attacks from without and haemorrhaging within. So how then should we vote? If we don’t vote, isn’t that a vote in and of itself? And, in your opinion, does the argument of “lesser of two evils” make for the things of God or otherwise? We invite our readers to share their opinions.