This author presents a straw man argument with a false choice between radical liberal Barack Obama, and strong conservative Mitt Romney, who, except for being Mormon, would be acceptable to reasonable people.
I have never rejected Mitt Romney because he is Mormon. I know some who have that as one of the points against Romney, but they are not the majority.
I can't vote for Romney because I don't believe in his pro-life transformation, especially after he RECENTLY came out in favor of abortion in cases of "health" of the mother in ADDITION TO "life" of the mother. A headache is a "health" issue. Terminal cancer treatment is a "life" issue.
Nor do I like that he came out in April in favor of gay couples, and gay couples being able to adopt, and gay leaders able to guide Boy Scout troops, and gay citizens being able to openly practice in the military.
Nor did I support his statement that bi-partisan gun legislation is the kind of gun legislation he likes.
Now, I really don't like coming to this discussion any more. I do believe that I have both a very dangerous enemy and a lesser dangerous enemy. I am content to fire away at Obama and withhold fire from Romney until after the election. He, too, even though my enemy, is firing at my greater enemy, Barack Obama.
I'll renew my attacks on Romney after the election. However, he will not receive my vote. I will not vote for my enemy, any more than Churchill would have put Stalin on his personal staff, any more than Bush would have given command of US forces Afghanistan to Mullah Omar while Bush was concentrating on Saddam and Iraq.
(1) The God is in charge.
(2) If Obama wins, God permitted that to happen, as He did in visiting Hitler as a judgment against Germany and their higher-criticism, corrupt-the-Scriptures theologians.
(3) If this is the case, then if you did not vote for Obama, you are flouting God's determined Will.
(4) If Romney wins, that is what God permitted, as He has for other of our Presidents who named the Name of Christ, but did not follow His teachings.
(5) If this is the case, and you did not vote for Romney, again, you have intended to flout God's determined Will.
(6) If you voted for a third candidate, a wholesome Christian opposing those two, and he does not win, that is also what The God permitted.
(7) In this case, both you and the third party nominee failed to discern The God's determinate Will, and are actively opposing Him also.
I, too, have been greatly exercised over this conundrum, and have tended toward voting for a third candidate.
But I also know that the author of this article has effectively summed up the differences between these major opponents, and considered both candidates unfit for a New Testament Christian occupation, yet pretty clearly shows us that The God has already willed through lawful processes, that one or the other of these candidates will obtain a majority electoral vote over the other; whereas a third party is extremely unlikely to effectively challenge. Even if both the two majors die, the successor of the winner will take his place; not any third candidate.
So, I do not believe the author is being a temporizer, but has hit the nail on the head both logically and spiritually.
I can elect to help "slow the train of destruction down" (knowing that Romney ids an engine of destruction in the points you mentioned), or I can assist the worst aggressor to steam full ahead by one of three methods: vote for Obama, vote for a third party, or abstain.
From this aspect, I do not believe that God's determined Will is that Obama be reelected to sink us. I believe that The God is giving us one last chance to start getting active in both evangelism and exhortation to bring the USA back under a better obedience to Him, and so I believe I must also permit Romney to have the helm briefly until we can confirm new leaders of our conservatism and constitutionality.
I have my 19 grandchildren in mind as to the outcome. What about you?