Sinful humans with all our quirks will decide who controls the White House and Congress. But under a sovereign God, the election is no crapshoot
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How fine is the line between victory and defeat? If the path of a St. Louis batter's ground ball just after midnight on Oct. 13 had been a few inches to the left, Washington's shortstop would have scooped it up and thrown to first for the final out--and the Nationals would have won the series. In several tight, nationally significant races on Nov. 6, U.S. senators and aspirants will be hoping that one out of a hundred voters flips their way.
As the battle of Gettysburg at one point hinged on the leadership of future Maine governor Joshua Chamberlain at Little Round Top, so control of the Senate may hinge on one triangular contest in Maine. As passage of Obamacare in 2010 depended on the gullibility of several pro-life Democrats--an executive order restricting use of federal funds for abortion has big loopholes and can be rescinded by any president at any time for any reason--so most voters decide on House of Representative candidates without much information about their character and intelligence.
In other words, an election within a tightly divided nation is from a materialist standpoint a crapshoot, and from a Christian worldview perspective one that inquires intense prayer along with trust in God's providential guidance of all that happens. That's especially the case in our high-stakes presidential election: The outcome in 10 or so battleground states will decide the election, and the final decision of five out of 100 voters--the wavering "undecideds"--will decide whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins those states. And on what basis will the waverers decide? A commercial full of distortions? A candidate's grimace or smile? Voters' digestion?
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SOURCE: WORLD Mag