Voting for a Man or a Woman
The recent nomination of For what it’s worth, here’s my take on the subject.as running-mate for the office of vice president has created some interesting discussion on the topic of men’s and women’s roles.
Any of you who are acquainted with my position on Biblical roles, and my history of teaching and writing, will know that I firmly believe that God has specifically designed men and women for unique roles. In the midst of that long-maintained position, a significant question arises: Would you, Mark Holden, vote for a woman for public office?
Hold on to your sun-glasses, hats, and scarves, because the unashamed answer is “Yes”! And here’s why.
God has placed women in positions of and responsibility amongst His own people. The resounding example is Deborah, of course. “And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time” Judges 4:4. There is no question that women in leadership in God’s economy are an exception, but I believe that we live in exceptional times.
In the coming election I will not be voting for a man or a woman, I will be voting for righteousness. We live in a representative republic that allows me the opportunity to vote for individuals who best represent me and my concerns. My Bible says that “righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs .
So the real question is this, what candidate comes closest to righteousness? Who will represent my concern that civil authority be conducted as closely as possible to God’s standard of justice and mercy? Who will represent Biblical home-life, truth, and liberty most significantly?
Now listen men, I know that some of you really chafe at the idea that you would have to take instruction from a woman. I would like to suggest that you put that emotion to death. It is not the . It is the flesh. It is masculine pride.
In a day when there are so few men in the political scene who are willing to say and do hard things, is it possible that the Lord would raise a lady to do the job for Him? Is it possible that it is another way of God attempting to capture the attention of a nation that has turned?
I look forward to pulling the lever in November.
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