Why God-Fearing Christians Must Support David Fox in Nashville’s Mayoral Election (September 10)
Christians in Nashville have an opportunity to take a stand for righteousness on September 6th, by supporting a mayoral candidate who shares their values and principles. I believe David Fox is the candidate for all Nashvillians. He understands what is needed to run an institution the size of Metro government. Moreover, Fox has the knowledge and insight that can protect Nashville from the decline that regularly occurs in big cities run by Democratic mayors. We can go down a list of financial, economic, public safety and moral reasons for supporting David Fox over his opponent Megan Barry.
However, I will focus on the spiritual side. As a God-fearing Christian, I am dismayed that so many black pastors have endorsed Megan Barry, a woman who embraces much of what God’s word condemns. Although it is Megan Barry’s perogative to believe what she wants and to act on her personal values, even if they are antithetical to Bible-believing Christians. Likewise, it is our right to vote for candidates who reflect our values as a nation and as a city. Although I don’t know David Fox’s religious beliefs or leanings, I do know he is a family man who belongs to a political party that values life and has not booed God at any of its political conventions. In politics, we must regularly chose between the lesser of two evils. In this case, the choice is clear.
If you are still wavering, ask yourself a few questions. Can or should a God-fearing Christian support a mayoral candidate who would CONTINUE to support Planned Parenthood by co-hosting and co-sponsoring a fundraiser AFTER the world has seen the horrible videos of its Planned Parenthood employees haggling over the price of baby parts? How could a Bible-believing Christian endorse or rally behind a ?
The Bible is not ambiguous about sin or the times we are living in. We have been warned in both the Old and New Testaments about God and a coming judgment. God warns us at Isaiah 5: 20, “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!” Clearly, we have Christian pastors who turn a blind-eye to what the Bible teaches as they mislead their congregations.
In 2 Timothy 3:1-5 could not be clearer: “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.” At some point, we must all give an account for the choices we make in every area of life.