Tuesday, June 4, 2019

How Should Christians Vote and to Which Political Party Should They Belong?

By Elder Epiphanios Theodoropoulos

"For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come" (Heb. 13:14).

"Our citizenship is in the heavens" (Philip. 3:20).

Because, however, we are also citizens of the earth, and of this country, when the time comes for us to go to the polls, we should not be attached to situations or parties or people. No party expresses us. Every time, then, we should think what is the least evil for our country. We are to do this according to circumstances. Sometimes it could be one thing, another time it could be something else. We should vote with the principle: "Choose the lesser of two evils."

Woe to the Christian that says: "Such and such party expresses who I am." They are far from being a conscientious Christian. No party expresses a Christian. You see, there are some things in all the parties that I agree with, from the far left to the far right.

For example, there is abortion, the decriminalization of adultery, the destruction of our language, automatic divorce, and other anti-Christian statutes. Even on subjects like how we will bring in more tourists, or whether to create more nudist camps, no party opposed these. They say, "Let us bring in foreign money, and bring it in any way possible."