I agree that Mother Theresa would have a strong inclination to endorse McCain/Palin for President, however, I ask the question, like I did on my blog in a recent post, who would Jesus – if He was “alive” today – endorse/vote for. Granted, the question is an odd one… for would Jesus vote? I believe he would, for He did say “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s,” and that simple statement can go far beyond taxes, but to the whole political system as a whole. When Jesus said this, I believe that He was not just talking about taxes, but also prayers, blessings, and support. For as St. Paul tells us to pray for those in authority over us – both spiritual and civil, it also means to be involved in the process… for prayers and blessings are a form of involvement. So, who would Jesus endorse… hard to say, for I believe it would go far beyond just one issue, just one policy, one speech, but I believe it would go to the heart of the man. One man cannot change policy in this country, whether it be abortion, same-sex marriage, education, health care, etc etc etc… but the heart of the man is what matters.
Welcome. Good question: How would Jesus vote?
You cite some interesting points, but you fail to mention that the Lord also disqualifies people and nations for various reasons throughout scriptures. These reasons are called sins. And an abominable sin is “the worst of the worst” sins, right?
Israel was disqualified and removed from the Lord’s favored nation status because of one sin known as the sin of Manasseh. What was that sin? Killing babies and children.
Now, out of the various issues that are a part of this presidential election, only one carries the weight of an abominable sin. That’s abortion. (Proverbs. 6:16)
Maybe, you’d argue, but what can one man do to stop abortion? The next president will choose one or two new justices to sit on the Supreme Court and these justices may well determine whether or not Roe vs. Wade is overturned.
So, who would Jesus vote for? Not Obama/Biden. They are disqualified by abortion
I made these comments on the above mentioned blog post, and I appreciate the response from the blog owner, but I also wanted to post this here, as well as my rebuttal.
First, we have a conservative majority in the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade still hasn’t been overturned, and most likely wont be, without an act of God – unless we have a conservative majority in both Houses of the legislature, as well as a conservative President, and even then, legislation either has to be brought up – or, some one has to challenge the ruling in the courts… and for a challenge in the courts, it does not take a Pro-Life President. Second, I agree, abortion is a great atrocity, the neo-holocaust of this generation, however, it is murder… and it is not the only form of murder. To say that Jesus would not vote for someone who is pro-choice also means that Jesus would not vote for someone who is pro-murder of any kind. Also, abortion is not the only “great” sin that is rampant in the United States.
Proverbs 6:16-19 (KJV)
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
ALL SEVEN are an abomination – and if you go by that, they all have lied, they all have pride, they all have been a false witness against each other, they all have personal desires and plans (the plans of man are wicked, only the plans of God are righteous, etc)… now the mischief part I am not sure about… and with innocent blood… thats not just babies, or pre-borns, but the elderly, the mentally disabled, innocents in war, etc, etc. Oh, and sowing mischief among the brethren… just look at the events this past week. Even McCain in the very recent past has hesitated being completely pro-life, hence the placement of Gov. Palin.
Anyways, my point is, no one running for election is perfect, no one is blameless or without sin, all four claim to have a faith – a deep faith in Christ, etc. Also, we all have broken at least one, if not all – in ways – seven, for Christ said to call your brother a fool is to murder him – innocent blood, at least in spirit.
The vote has to go further then just one policy or fault, it has to go far beyond one platform or another. To be so blinded by an issue is dangerous – for example, one can be pro-life, which is great, but he could also be a warmonger, or an economic fool, or a domestic idiot… but hey, he is pro-life, so lets vote for him. If the recent interviews of Sarah Palin are any indication of her strength… then we are in serious trouble.
Lastly, my point I guess is, Jesus would vote for whoever the Father wanted Him to, for all authority under heaven is given only by God. Yes, even dictators are allowed to have authority because God has given it, and sometimes God puts men in power who are evil… why, like most of our wonderful faith, its a mystery.