Obama VS. Romney: Does God Have a Preference?

I think the answer is yes.  God wills shalom—wholeness, peace, justice, goodness—in every area of society.  And God knows which of the two presidential candidates would, on balance, do more to promote shalom. But God never identifies his preferred candidate, so we are left with the hard task of combining biblical principles and the most accurate information we can gather to decide how to vote this November. For decades, ESA has been promoting a “completely pro-life agenda.” We believe that biblical christians concerned about politics should ask, “What does the Bible say God cares about?”  The answer is clear:  God cares about economic justice and the sanctity of human life, about peace-making and marriage, about creation care and sexual integrity.  So how do Obama and Romney measure up on key issues—abortion, economic policy, healthcare, religious freedom, taxation, international affairs, marriage and family, immigration, the military, and the environment?  Read more of Ron Sider’s column…

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