I hear the lament often from conservative Christians as I travel the country: “How can I vote for either of these candidates with a clear conscience?”
Increasingly, many Christians are choosing the stay-at-home option (or throw away their vote with a write-in candidate option) as a way to maintain their integrity.
Frankly, I understand the appeal of such a choice. Not voting allows Christians to avoid both having to make a difficult choice or defending an unpopular choice to disapproving friends or family members. And let’s face it, playing the “conscience card” allows someone to feel holier than other Christians who sully themselves by getting involved in the political process.
However, I believe there are three reasons why not voting is not an option for truly conscientious Christians:
1. Voting is a God-given privilege and responsibility.
2. Voting Is A Primary Way For Christians To Stop Evil.
3. Voting is about endorsing policies, not personalities.
Read more of Dr. Robert Jeffress’s post here