November 10, 2006
Exit polls from Tuesday’s election revealed a number of fascinating things about the electorate. One that caught my eye was that one-third of white evangelical Christians voted for democrats. That marks a sharp reversal from conservative Christina voters who have been loyal to the republican party.
It also tells me white evangelicals were sick of republican scandals and their failure to promote real ideas and principles. Perhaps this significant voting block is having a great awakening. Maybe they are starting to realize that the kingdom of god is headed in a different direction from the kingdom of this world. You can’t force a nonbeliever to accept the worldview of a believer if he has not been transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Maybe this election will lead people to stop sending money to radio and TV personalities who make promises they cannot keep. They do not have the power to change lives. God reserves that for himself. Paul says in Romans 8 that god has built futility into his creation “in hope” the creation will turn to him. Have you reached futility yet?
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.