As the Election buzz reaches a climax, I think Al Mohler’s previous comments on this year’s Presidential campaigns are helpful:
The rhetoric of the race, and the rhetoric of many evangelicals, is disturbing. This race is important and necessarily so. We are talking about the next President of the United States, after all. But evangelicals have invested far too much hope in the political process. No government can make people good, transform humanity, or eliminate sin. The political sphere is important, but never ultimate.
Jesus Christ is Lord–and He will be Lord regardless of who sits in the Oval Office.
Mark Driscoll adds in, “In God we Do Not Trust,”
The bottom line is obvious to those with gospel eyes. People are longing for Jesus, and tragically left voting for mere presidential candidates. For those whose candidate wins today there will be some months of groundless euphoric faith in that candidate and the atoning salvation that their kingdom will bring. But, in time, their supporters will see that no matter who wins the presidency, they are mere mortals prone to sin, folly, and self-interest just like all the other sons of Adam and daughters of Eve.
Mohler has also offered a few “praying points” concerning the Elections being held today: