The above article is a non-biased take on the current status of the Presidential election that took place on November 3rd. We recommend that you read the article and stay informed.
The sad truth is that officially and legally, no presidential candidate (President Elect) has been called yet. What we are getting is an abundant of media outlets cramming down our throats a narrative that they want us to believe: that Donald Trump lost the election and Joe Biden is our defacto president elect. This is not official and Christians should be highly skeptical of this move. The media does not have the authority to pick who the president it!
We, at R-Rated Religion, have not officially endorsed any presidential candidate. We have been honest in some of our commentaries this year about matters of faith that should be considered when deciding on who to vote for. Theology and the Bible should be considered in the election process. If you happen to want to broaden your scope in this area, we strongly recommend: https://www.waynegrudem.com/politics-according-to-the-bible. This is an in-depth book on how to view politics in light of the Christian faith.
The main focus for Bible believing Christians is our fidelity to the truth. Real Christianity loves the truth, our passion is for the unvarnished truth in all situations, despite the affectionate relationship that truth may have in our life. Seeking truth is the natural by-product of our love; “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV).
Conversely, the Bible describes how evil is opposed to truth claims: “The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 ESV). Evil and sin are passionately against the truth, drastically in opposition to what Christianity stands for.
Taking into consideration those two passages, it is incumbent on the Christian faith to honestly and theologically seek the truth in this election. That means that no matter what that outcome is, real Christians should seek honest outcomes in this election. Right now the election in not officially, and legally, called for Joe Biden so all Christendom should show caution in this matter. All legal votes should be counted and scrutinized in light of state laws and when the outcome is tabulated and certified, then Christians should accept that outcome. Right now there are serious election questions that need to be investigated and all Christians (both Republican and Democrat) should be concerned with the truth and not biased political allegiances.
Be fair, be patient, be peaceful, and be Christian. Do not add to the hate discourse in social media. Resist the urge of jumping to conclusions before the truth is revealed. We hope and pray that civility wins the day. The call to discipleship is sometimes a call to suffrage, as we see throughout the New Testament. Wait for the legal processes to unfold and accept the outcomes with fidelity to Christian virtue and Christ-likeness principles. Be the light among the darkness.