Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What are the greater crises?

(Click title of post to see story at World Magazine).
Is it true that our financial crisis is so serious that issues like abortion and marriage should take a back seat? Or is it true that as the writer states: "A nation is fundamentally a moral community. If we do not take proper care of our children, both in and out of the womb, there may not be a country to finance that we recognize as America"?

I know in past years I allowed myself to believe that voting for a "somewhat" pro-life or pro-family candidate was better than voting for somebody who favors less restrictions on abortion, etc. Now, I have a tough time supporting the "lesser of two evils" mentality, even if that means the candidate I dislike more wins the election. More and more I'm led to believe that when God sees we are going to stand for morality, even if the short-term result seems negative, He'll bless us in the end. If we allow short term victory by supporting people whose moral values conflict with God's will as expressed in the Bible, then I believe God will question (as it were) the strength of our belief in Him and what He stands for. In other words, it might be better to vote for nobody, or for a candidate with strong morals that has little or no chance to win. Of course, I still do struggle with this, knowing that by doing so some people would claim I'm helping to seal victory for the "wrong" candidate. What do you feel about that?

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