The Founders of the United States had specific ideas about how and why governments are formed, and what they are supposed to do. Our Creator, the ultimate Authority, gave responsibility for government of the earth to human beings. How has that worked out in the American experience? How is it working out right now, when we face an electoral crisis unlike any other we have seen in our history?
Why don’t we have a president yet? The news says Joe Biden won the election, but Donald Trump says it’s not over. What are we to believe? Maybe if we take a look at the election procedures outlined in the Constitution we’ll have a better idea what’s really going on.
We just voted, but we don’t know who won. We probably won’t know for quite a while. Such a thing has never happened before, right? Well, actually, it has. The real question is, how do the people of God deal with this issue -and with all the other issues wrapped up in it?
America reinvents itself every four years. That’s the purpose of the election cycle as the Founders of our Constitutional Republic envisioned it. But since this nation is an institution created by humans – even though founded on a Judeo-Christian worldview – should the people of God participate in this process? If so, how?