Three conservative Christian spokesmen contend that if people of
faith aren't willing to choose the better candidate on November 6,
their side will always lose.
Phoenix Seminary professor Wayne Grudem, conservative thinker
Dinesh D'Souza, and Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills
recently discussed the integration of politics and faith. During a
live taping, the three addressed the importance of Christians not
sitting out the November 6 election.
Hibbs noted that some Christians are planning to avoid the
election altogether, saying they cannot vote for President Obama
because of his track record -- and they cannot vote for Mitt Romney
because he is a Mormon.
Grudem, who spoke at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills on
Pulpit Freedom Sunday (October 7), offered his take on the
"We're voting for a president, not a pastor," he stated. "I
think surely if a Mormon has views on moral and political issues
that are consistent with the Bible, then go ahead and vote for that
D'Souza added that voting for the better candidate does not mean
Christians are disobeying biblical principles.
"Hey look, politics is about the lesser evil. That, to me, is
not compromise," stated the Christian apologist. "That is achieving
as much good in the world as it is practically possible to achieve.
And if you're so morally pure that you're not willing to play that
game, your side will always lose."
Grudem's talk on Pulpit Freedom Sunday was part of Calvary
Chapel's "The Worldview Series: Moral and Spiritual Issues in the