October 19, 2016
I have decided to simplify my thinking for the upcoming election, so perhaps this will be helpful to others. Paul writes in his first letter to Timothy: Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty (2:1-2, emphasis added). I am going to vote for the candidates on the local, state, and national levels that I believe will afford the best opportunity for that kind of life to be lived. I would encourage you to do the same (if you choose to vote), and then be at peace with your decisions, trusting the Lord with the outcomes.