November 3, 2004
I am writing this before the winner of the presidential race has been decided.
By the time you hear me, there's a chance the winner will not have been decided for all sorts of reasons.
Whoever it is - whoever they are, because the House and Senate are also up for grabs - do the results affect the role of the Christian in the kingdom that is not of this world?
Suppose we lived in China, where choosing leaders is not permitted.
For the Chinese Christian, is his or her privilege of sharing the gospel changed because of their dictatorship?
Government may discriminate against believers, depriving them of liberty -- even life -- but their calling is not changed.
Remember what Paul endured.
Recall that Jesus could have lived a full life had he not claimed to be a king of another kingdom and threatened the religious and government authorities of his day.
We would then be dead in our sins.
Whether it's President Bush or President-elect Kerry, God is the author of all authority.
Our calling is to do His will.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.