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Can a Christian Vote for a Non-Christian Candidate?

kevin 2032 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 3:17 AM
Very good. I think. The author appears extraordinarily intelligent (for a "Christian") though what she does not explain is how she derives conservative constitutionalism from biblical principles. Or, for that matter, how she identifies the principles underlying the US Constitution as "conservative" when in fact the founding documents were written at the cultural height of the Enlightenment and classical Liberalism (libertarianism). This dualism of westernized Christianity, I find puzzling. This dualism is not exactly Platonic, in the sense of two realities, one of phenomena and the other of circular ideas. This Christian dualism seems to contemplate a universe that integrates rationality and perception, while at the same time it cheats.
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...