Voting is like marrying and crying and laughing and buying. We should do it, but only as if we were not doing it. That’s because “the present form of this world is passing away” and, in God’s eyes, “the time has grown very short.” Here’s the way Paul puts it:Read the whole thing.The appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Let’s take these one at a time and compare them to voting.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Vote As Though You Were Not Voting
I found this new short piece by John Piper very, very helpful in thinking through the act of voting from a Christian perspective. Here's the opening: