Today I wrote a letter to a husband of a coworker after a dispute concerning the morality of voting for politicians who compromise on “thou shalt not murder”. The following is what I wrote:
I seem to have distressed your wife earlier today. I tried to explain to her the Christian maxim that we do not do evil that good may come. She then forwarded me your email address, I presume, to continue the discussion with you. I am under the impression that you are a Christian (believe in the life, death (as atonement for sin), and physical resurrection of God’s son), and that you are willing to heed the word of God from the Bible. So I will reach out to you because I care if you offend God, through ignorance (Num 15:28) or deliberately, and I suspect you do as well.
Rom 3:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
The apostle Paul says in Romans that those who “do evil that good make come” are worthy of condemnation (damnation). He is revolted at the very idea that some attribute that saying to him. It is wrong to do evil that good may come. For example, if terrorists held the world hostage with nuclear weapons, and they told me to rape a woman and they would spare the world, I would refuse. Of course, the world would then end, but not because of my evil. It would be because of the evil of others. There would not be blood on my hands. If I did rape that woman, then that is where the sin would be on me. It is as Jesus says:
Mat 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Predicting the future is a hard task. Even the expert Economists struggle to predict one month in advance. We can never know what harms or evils might be brought into the world through our compromises. Maybe voting for politicians who compromise on murder will embolden them not to change? Maybe voting for these politicians will cause unbelievers to dismiss Christianity as hypocritical? Maybe voting for these politicians will lead Christians into compromising on more and more, decaying morality all the more?
While it is hard to predict the future, we can know for certain that never doing evil will always be the right thing.
When is it ok to kill an innocent child? Do we punish the child for the sins of the father (such as rape or incest)? If it is not ok to murder these children, then by what standard could we cast our vote, our voice in support, of those advocating such things? Would that not make us murderers by collaboration? By George W Bush’s own standard (rape and incest) more than 50 thousand babies were murdered under his watch. To put that in perspective, that is 760 school buses full of children (2 school buses per week). That is what Christians voted for.
Imagine in Nazi Germany that Hitler was running against Hitler-light. Hitler says “We should kill all Jews.” Hitler-light says “No, only old ones and some with mental disorders.” Would a Christian be just to vote for Hitler-light? Let me restate this. Assume you live in America and Obama is running against McCain. Obama says “we should be able to kill babies for any reason whatsoever.” McCain says “instead of all the children, we should only kill the children of the [name of letter recipient].” Would you vote for McCain? Would it be a sin? If no on the first question, do you not see the hypocrisy and evilness in allowing your neighbor’s children to die, but opposing your own children’s death in the name of compromise?
Jesus also said this:
Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
The Republicans, by and large, are these false prophets. I worked for many years helping the Republicans in their agenda. I went door to door for them. Registered voters for them. I even reached the semi-upper echelon of their group. By and large, they only care for power and will do anything for it. They will lie and lie again for votes, and it seems Christians are just gullible enough to oblige them. When I talked to the most “conservative” Judge on the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, I asked him about abortion (the murder of unborn children), he avoided the question and refused to answer. This man is appointed for life, and even he will not take a stand! It is sickening.
What Republican judge will say that the unborn baby has the right to life? None. What Republican politician would say it? Almost none!
Jesus says you will know them by their fruit. The Republicans fruit is 40 years of legalize abortion for any reason at any time. It is time to stop compromising.
George W Bush profile.
Thank you for you time,