Christians cannot vote for any Democratic candidate, or any candidate from any party, that supports the abortion of infants. Christians must steadfastly reject any candidate that wants to take taxpayer dollars to spill the blood of children. This is evil, and because abortion is such an evil, Christians cannot vote for anyone who supports it. Period.
Does that mean that Christians have to vote for the *cough* Republican *cough* candidate, Donald Trump? Is he the lesser of two evils? This man who boasts in his adultery and has framed cover photos of Playboy in his office, who lacks integrity and truthfulness, who tells husbands that as long as he is in a room their wives are not sexually safe, and has never asked God for forgiveness. Yeah…let’s all vote for him…No.
Now, dear reader, what is the standard of morality that I am imposing on these two candidates? Let’s see.
Romans 13:1-7 tells us that the civil authority is God’s servant and the word for servant here is diakonos. The civil authority is God’s deacon. Now, are there objective moral standards for a deacon? What happens when a deacon in civil government does not meet those standards? Can Christians vote for a civil deacon if he does not meet a moral standard set by God whom he is called to serve?
Paul tells us that the standard for a deacon in the church is this,
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13 For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 3:8-13
Certainly this is God’s requirement for a deacon in the church, but we are told that the civil authority is also God’s deacon. It would be reasonable to assume, and I think we should, that civil authorities are also held to a moral standard from God. After all, Jesus is the King of kings (presidents, governors, mayors, judges, sheriffs, etc.). Reading the requirements for deacons in the church, and even if we had a slight, minimal, carry over into the public office it is evidently clear that both presidential candidates are disqualified. However, I am not sure if Trump or Hillary are addicted to wine.
Christians cannot vote for either Trump or Clinton because they are wicked. It is unfaithful for a Christian to vote for the lesser of two evils because you are still voting for evil, and this evil is set against God. If we Christians continue to put wicked men in the office of civil deacon, then we are part of the problem.