We can’t predict who will win on Election Day, but we can already make some observations about the worldview that got us here. according to author and worldview expert. In a contest between the two most unpopular candidates in American history, David Wheaton says we should look at what it means that the majority of Americans choose these people to begin with?
“The Christian worldview is decreasing and it has been abandoned by the majority of this country. Therefore, our populace doesn’t view personal character as the most important issue for a candidate.”
Wheaton uses a short verse from a plaque that hung in his parents’ home to illustrate his point.
“If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.”
Americans, believers and nonbelievers, used to be more united in the desire to have morally upright leaders, because they recognized the benefit for society.
“We’re not trying to elect the perfect person. We know we’re all sinners. But when there is a bent toward wanting to do right and righteousness in a leader, that makes a big difference.”
“The fact that we’ve come this point is not really about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It’s that our people think that these would be the two best leaders of our country. That is the troubling part about where we are as a nation, from a worldview standpoint.”
“We are becoming increasingly ‘post-Christian’ in favor of human reasoning. How are Christians going to have to think and live as we go forward? What is the call for the local church?”
Wheaton says this is the time for believers to take to heart Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 15:58.
“Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”
This is not the time to put our heads in a hole at all. This is the time to be steadfast and immovable, and keep pushing forth what God wants us–as individual Christians and as local churches– to do.”
David Wheaton is an author, radio host, and former professional tennis player.What this election reveals about our worldview, with David Wheaton