Voting for Joe Biden is voting for murder. Why do so many Evangelical Elites not understand that? Or, maybe they do understand it.
“Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.” I John 2:18
A new trend in Christian circles is to claim that voting for Democrats is acceptable for Christians. In fact, last night on Twitter, I was rebuked for making the case that Christians who support and vote Democrat deserve excommunication.
I was told that abortion is wrong, but that voting Democrat or Republican is a political decision not covered by Scripture. This is stunning and troubling. As I contend in my review of David Platt’s new book on Christians and voting, that if God has a standard, then we Christians must conform to that standard. Thus, if something is sinful, then we must avoid it. And voting Democrat is sinful. Here’s why.
My argument can be summarized as follows:
1. It is sinful to aid & abet murder.
2. To vote for Biden aids & abets murder.
3. Therefore, it is sinful to vote Biden.
Point one seems indisputable. So, I expect the only objection would be to point 2. Let’s consider a few simple facts.
According to LifeNews, “The Democratic Party platform supports abortions without limits and calls for forcing taxpayers to pay for them.” And, CNBC reported, “Joe Biden said on Thursday that he supports the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for most abortions, after facing criticism this week for his support for the measure.”
So, Democrats want abortion to be unlimited and paid for by you—the American taxpayer.
That is pretty obviously, supporting and spreading abortion. Further, it is a clear and expected outcome of voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. They will appoint judges radically dedicated to Roe and eliminate the Hyde Amendment.
How are those things not evil? And if they are evil, how can any Christian vote for it without participating in that evil?
According to Roman Catholics, to obtain or even promote abortion results in a latae sententiae excommunication. To vote with intention of spreading abortion results in the same.
This is a pretty good general rule that evangelicals should consider: to murder someone, aid in that murder or vote to support murder results in automatic excommunication from the church.
And to vote for Joe Biden is to vote to promote and spread murder.
This is undeniably true. So, why won’t evangelical elites condemn it?
Where are the SBC Elites talking about the importance of church discipline?
Where are the Marks of a Healthy Church writers? They were once fanatical for church discipline. Why is voting to keep murder legal not a huge deal for them?
Where are those calling for excommunication for racism? Why are many of them silent about this great issue?
Why must we defer to how people feel instead of what God objectively commands?
If our Evangelical Elites refuse to condemn those who vote for baby murder and decline to hold church members accountable when they sinfully promote, spread and support abortion, they have disqualified themselves from church leadership.
The Bible is clear: murder is wrong. The Church since its earliest times recognized abortion to be sin. This can be seen as early as the Didache.
Also, there is a clear choice between Democrats and Republicans.
According to Wayne Grudem, “On the question of laws to regulate abortion, Republicans and Democrats have strayed further and further apart, and the biblical values are clearly on the side of the Republican position on this issue.”
So, what’s changed? Not the Bible, but Evangelical Elites.
Why are so many Big Eva Elites willing to justify someone voting for abortion by voting Joe Biden?
Because many are trying to do in 2020 what Russell Moore did in 2016—attempting to suppress Christian voter turnout for Pro-Life candidates.
You’ve got Kyle J. Howard on Twitter making crazy arguments like this:
You even have Evangelical Elites making arguments like this shared by Phil Vischer: “There may be good reasons to vote for a Republican candidate for president—but overturning Roe or thinking the president will reduce abortions isn’t one of them. Likewise, there are things about the Democratic Party platform I still strongly disagree with including abortion—but the data clearly shows that voting a Democrat into the White House DOES NOT increase abortions.”
This is a deceptive argument. The issue is about making abortion illegal and not minor policy adjustments. It takes years and years to change the Supreme Court–and thanks to Bill Clinton and Barak Obama, we’ve faced a very long ordeal. Yet, Donald Trump has the opportunity with Amy Coney Barrett to cement a pro-life majority.
And, I’ve been told that we can be against abortion based on the Bible but that we can’t divide over political opinions like how to vote: “I will never vote for a pro-choice candidate personally, but I hope a political opinion (which is what it is if you still condemn abortion) wouldn’t separate me from fellowship with other believers.”
Being against abortion is both a moral and political opinion. And, if it is the biblical position, then we should divide from those who refuse to conform to Christ.
Murder pleases the Devil. It is his raison d’être. He wants to destroy and murder. Anyone trying to help pro-abortion candidates is an antichrist, a false teacher, and is doing the work of the Devil.
It is justifying evil.
These are the works of antichrists.
It is time to remember the words of Isaiah, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”
 Wayne A. Grudem, Politics – According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture, p. 587.