Thursday, May 17, 2007

All Things Considered...

This week it seems as if I have been trying to think about 20,000 issues simultaneously. That's an exaggeration, of course, but I'm sure you have experienced similar times. Here is one of those things for you to think about.

Dr. James Dobson reports that he has made an "irrevocable decision" not to vote for Rudy Giuliani in 2008, due primarily to Giuliani's position on abortion. I mention this only to ask and answer this question: Should Christians refrain from voting for someone based only upon one moral issue? Should we be one issue voters? My answer to that query is that there are some issues, abortion among them, that merit such status. There are many issues that we might debate about how they should be handled, but abortion is not one of them. Anybody who supports abortion is not fit to lead a government, for one of the major purposes for which God instituted government was to protect human life (Gen 9:6; Rom 13:1-7). By declaring his support for abortion, Mr. Guiliani has made plain that he does not have the moral bearings necessary to lead a just government. I would enjoy discussing this with you.

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