The Rushmore Report: How Christians Should Respond to the Election Results

Few times in American history have there been so much turmoil, rancor, and potential corruption in a presidential election. Confidence in both candidates has been at an all time low, and for the first time, one of the candidates has actually been under a federal investigation. But now the election is over. You may or may not like our new president, but the question becomes:

As a Christian, what will be your response?

This is a pivotal moment in our culture to either astonish nonbelievers or drive them further away. Whoever you voted for, and no matter how much passion you had for your party, what you do now will have an enormous impact on how people in your community view Christians for many years to come.

As a result, no matter how happy or upset you may be with the results, think twice about how you share that news. Whether it’s at the office, with your family, and especially on social media, an angry response won’t help – neither will an attitude of superiority. Prideful or snarky social media memes will only make Christians look angry or hypocritical, and those attitudes don’t attract others to Christ.

After all, when was the last time condescension, rage, humiliation, or snarkiness won someone to Christ?

Right now, people are looking for hope and real answers that transcend politics. If we ever had the opportunity to proclaim a God who was bigger than what happens in Washington, D.C., then this is our moment.

So no matter how happy, disappointed, nervous, or upset you may be right now, let’s remember that God is ultimately in charge, and only He holds the future.

Jesus is our Savior, not our president. And for that, I am exceedingly joyful.

About the Author

Phil Cooke is a writer, television producer, and media consultant based in Burbank, California. He is also a critic of contemporary American culture. As a producer of religious programming, Phil has worked with such clients as Billy Graham, Joel Osteen, and Joyce Meyer.

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