It is that season again, the air gets colder, the news on the presidential election is nonstop, and the heretics proclaim our sacred duty to vote (and the right way) less one fall into “sin”.
The Christian News Network via the Do not be surprised blog had done a great job reporting on this travesty of American Idolatry. The event featured a who’s who of bible twisting and word of faith heresy and with a good dollop of Dominionist theology
Mr. Macavage offered the best and most offensive morsel in the article:
“In the words of Charles Spurgeon, ‘Of two evils, choose neither,’” he said. “Christians must turn from the endless cycle of voting for the lesser of evils and expecting an unrighteous act to produce a righteous result. From a communist to a cultist, choosing the lesser of evils is still evil, and never should we do evil that good may come.”
“If Christians continue sinning with their votes and working to elect those who do not fear God, then our nation will continue to suffer His judgments,” Marcavage added. “The Scripture clearly warns, ‘Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.’ We must not vote in the fear of man, but in the fear of God, and trust in His sovereignty.”
First, I am a betting Macavage miss-quoted Spurgeon. In our internet driven world I can find the quote but not the context. Marcavage may want to read Frank Turks article: Math and Election to see the utter fallacy; by not voting for the better the Christian guarantees the worst. The second is very grievous false teaching. It pure, industrial strength, law without gospel: do this or else. This is not the Gospel of you failed to fulfill ALL of the law because you are in sin but Christ died for that sin an now brings you to now life only through faith and that faith is a gift of Christ(Ephesians 2:8). Where does it say that the Christian is sinning not voting for “god fearing leaders” Macavage offers the typical bible twister copout by saying “the scripture say” but never once opens the scripture to shows us what the scripture says.
If anything it shows an ignorance and or confusion of the two kingdom principal. God rules from two distinct kingdoms: the Civil and Heavenly kingdom. The Civil kingdom is made of both Christians and non Christians, promoting the common good, civil order and justice, and is temporal. The Civil Kingdom will end in the last days when Christ returns. The Heavenly Kingdom is only made of Believers brought in the grace of God, by faith, by the work of Christ alone and is eternal.
Once can find a good short description A Two Kingdoms Primer at the Riddleblog
What this means is, as Christians, we have dual citizenship, both heavenly and Civil Kingdoms and we can work for like minded non believers for the common good. This is the reason why I can work with and vote for agnostics like Roland Reagan, George Bush and will vote for the non Christian Mitt Romney or when I was a Republican Precinct Person. On the other hand if American of Jesus wants to suggest a “god fearing “candidate, then I am obliged to judge that candidate beyond the standard I set for secular candidates. I would have ask dose the “god fearing” the candidate correctly handles the word of God; it is why I could not in good faith vote for Pat Robinson because of his charismatic preaching and conduct contradict sound understanding and interpretation of scripture..
It is bad teaching like this is why I had to leave the Christian conservative movement, it was no longer Christian. I we want to change America we need to be preaching Christ and Him crucified not the false gospel of politics of America for Jesus.