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The election – A Christian perspective

To the editor:

As the days and weeks go by, and as President Trump’s options for contesting the results of the 2020 election dwindle down to practically nothing, it becomes more and more evident that the Democrats and their allies in the courts and in the media may have successfully carried out the greatest political injustice in this country’s history. If Joe Biden is declared the winner of the Electoral College vote and is then inaugurated on Jan. 20, the Democrats will have succeeded in overruling the will of the American people and imposing upon us a leader and a governmental philosophy that we have not chosen. If they succeed in carrying out the programs they have outlined, America’s days of peace, prosperity, and freedom may be a thing of the past.

As a Christian, it grieves my heart to witness this great injustice and to realize its dire consequences for our country. I pray that the Lord who has been so good to this country for so long will have mercy on us and spare us from the evil that may be coming our way. And as I pray, I will also do what I can to try to turn our political ship in the right direction.

But even in the midst of the political horror that has come upon us, I have hope. My hope does not rest on setting right the political wrongs in America, for I realize that in this present world, evil often wins, and the righteous must suffer. Instead, as a Christian, I believe that this present world, which is corrupt and unfair, will one day pass away, and that it will be replaced by a new heavens and a new earth where everything is good and right. As a Christian, I believe that Christ has atoned for all of my personal evil and has prepared a place for me in that new world that is coming. So as a Christian, I have something wonderful to look forward to, even in the midst of this miserable world.

That’s my Christian perspective on the election. I thought it was a perspective worth sharing.

Michael A. Thom

New Ulm

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