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Can a Christian Vote for a Non-Christian Candidate?

bgmk Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 8:37 PM
Mark Twain said "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and The Government when it deserves it." The Founders, who Hagelin references, argued that Disobedience to Tyrants is Obedience to God. The so called "Black Robed Regiment" of Colonial Pastors and Theologians, like Peter Muhlenberg, preached clearly that Revolution was the Duty of Colonial Christians. I personally believe, intuitively since it relies on inference not proof text, that Christians in a Constitutional Republic bear a Theological Duty for Pro-Active deeds of JUSTICE in the same way that the Parable of the Sheep and Goats in Matthew's Gospel tasks them with Pro-Active deeds of Mercy.
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

– 1Timothy 2:1-2

It is clear from the Apostle Paul’s writing that we are to pray for all leaders in government, including those who may not be Christians. But can we vote for them?

Theologian Wayne Grudem writes in Politics According to the Bible, “Christians should support the candidates who best represent moral and political values...