A Song Says It Better: Voting, Utilitarianism, and the Christian’s Conscience.

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October 17, 2016 by J. Truett Glen

I recently made a video about my thoughts on how Christians do and should approach the current election process. I touched on utilitarian ethics, compartmentalization, and a having a Kingdom perspective. There can certainly be more stated on these ideas, and I believe that my friend Ross King has stated them well in a new song that he has written for this time in America. Take a listen to my video, and then watch and listen to a much better one by Ross. I hope they both give you some insight into what God is doing in your life and the life of the Body of Christ during the critical time in our nation’s history.

Voting, Utilitarianism, and the Christian’s Conscience

“Roam With You” by Ross King

Ross: “Roam With You: my imperfect response to current events.”

“There’s a man who wants the White House
Who I wouldn’t let in my house
I’d never trust him with my daughters or my wife
There’s a power-hungry lady
So irresponsible and shady
And somehow I’m supposed to choose a side
And the online battles fill my ears
Fueled by fires of hate and fear
But I know it won’t do any good to fight ‘em
So I cast my vote for Jesus
Cause I know that He will lead us
Whatever inmate ends up running the asylum”

“Chorus:
Cause I don’t have a home, In this life I have to roam
Got nowhere to lay my head
So I’ll follow You instead and set my gaze
On the place I’m going to
Til then I’m homeless, But I roam with You”

“You see I take with me the gospel
Every single step I travel
On my feet I wear the peace of His Good News
So if I’m following along behind
the lesser of two wrongs, then I
will only soil and stain these gospel shoes”

“I’m just as scared as anybody
That maybe our freedom is in jeopardy
But I refuse to choose between two bullies
And if that’s my civic duty, Then I’m not really free”

“Last Chorus:
Cause I don’t have a home, In this life I have to roam
Got nowhere to lay my head
So I’ll follow You instead and set my gaze
On the place I’m going to
I put my faith in the only Way that’s true
Til then I’m homeless, But I roam with You”

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