An Election of Chastisement

by Frank Jones


Peggy Noonan, writing for the Wall Street Journal Opinion section, concludes her article this week concerning the upcoming elections with the quote below. Many Bible-believing preachers have been noting this from the Scripture for the past few years. Now, others are coming to the similar conclusions.

A closing thought: God is in charge of history. He asks us to work, to try, to pour ourselves out to make things better. But he is an actor in history also. He chastises and rescues, he intervenes in ways seen and unseen. Or chooses not to. 
Twenty sixteen looks to me like a chastisement. He’s trying to get our attention. We have candidates we can’t be proud of. We must choose among the embarrassments. What might we be doing as a nation and a people that would have earned this moment?