What do Old Testament kings and New Testament prophets have in common?
They are both used as arguments for idealist voting. In other words, one’s vote should always be for the most righteous candidate regardless of the consequences or circumstances.
Texts such as Deut. 17:15ff (requirements for kings) and Matt. 7:15ff (warning against false prophets) are used in defense of this political approach to voting. At least that is part of the claim of Steve Deace,Michael Farris and Dean Davis.
Their strongly-worded essays ring a challenge that cannot be ignored: a vote for Trump is a vote against righteousness.
Their arguments sure seem convincing.
They were to me, for almost three decades.
But something strange happened to me on the way to the last voting box...[continued here]
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