Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Leaders Debates

Recapping ahead of the third and final debate tonight...

So far I don't think we've gotten much deeper than that which is frustrating me as I try to work out whether to seek to re-elect the incumbent MP for my constituency (Labour) or seek to have him replaced with someone else, as a microcosm of how things should go nationally. None of the parties is perfect nor will any of them be able to perfectly implement their policies nor deliver the new creation now. I'm trying hard to exclude what's best for me and my family from the decision and think on a society kind of level which isn't easy. And so with the clock ticking I'm still a floating voter...


  1. I feel pretty much the same way at the moment. On top of that I've been wrestling with Romans 13 for the past month-and-a-bit because I'm preaching on it this Sunday (how appropriate!)

    I think that the main conclusion I've come to based on Romans 13:1-7 is that the primary role of government is to be a terror to evil conduct and approve of good conduct. This has helped me a lot because it means I can set aside some of the issues which are currently at the forefront of the debate as "less important" in my decision.

    To be honest though, that approach still doesn't give me a clearcut answer as to where to put my vote, and I don't think it can. I'm just so glad that whatever my personal decision, I can trust that "there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God."

  2. Hi Dave,

    Shouldn't you also consider what is best for you and your family? You are a husband and a father, that's your job

    [Though you should let the scriptures decide what 'best,' or 'good' or even 'least worst' means.]

    Hope you are able to settle on something your conscience can be happy with - it's not easy is it?

  3. I do want to consider my family situation, but I'm not sure how government works on a national level if I just put my own interests first, I guess that's what I was driving at.