Darrow Miller and Friends

What About the 2020 Election?

Yesterday I received a letter from a dear friend from Asia. He and other Asians are watching the US elections; he was wondering why Darrow Miller and Friends had not written anything about the 2020 election. So I thought it might be good to share with our larger audience a contextualized version of what I wrote to him.

Dear J—-,

You are correct, I have not written much about the election this season.

In fact our nation is as divided as any time in our history. And Christians are divided over how to vote and whom to vote for. I had read the John Piper article you referred to (Policies, Persons, and Paths to Ruin) and understand his concerns about Trump’s demeanor and character. I share many of his concerns, but I totally disagree with his stance of Christians not voting for either candidate.

In addition I have read Dr. Wayne Grudem’s reply: A Respectful Response to My Friend John Piper about Voting for Trump.

These two articles faithfully represent a spectrum within the Christian family in the US today over this election and President Trump.

Now to my thoughts.Christians should vote in the 2020 election

Over the generations, too many young Americans have given their lives to fight and die so that we may live as a free people. I, for one, think every citizen should vote, and especially Christians. We are to be godly citizens and that includes following, and helping to shape, the issues of our day that impact our lives. It means voting intelligently. It is a sad truth that only about 60% of professing Christians take their citizenship seriously enough to vote.

I was a Never Trumper!

In the 2016 election 18 people were running for the Republican nomination. Donald Trump was at the bottom, as far as I was concerned. I was a “Never Trumper,” primarily because of his flawed character, brashness, crude manners and big mouth. I did not like him and did not consider him trustworthy. But of course he was nominated. So, in the polling booth I held my nose and voted against Hillary Clinton. She was a known commodity and avidly pro-abortionist, willing to take the life of the most innocent human beings.

In hindsight, I’m glad I voted for Trump because of his significant accomplishments. In terms of support and substance, he has been the most pro-life president in recent years, perhaps ever. While I still have the same concerns about his character and his “mouth,” I am voting for him enthusiastically this year because of many—though not all—of his policies, including his stands for life and religious freedom and the positive impact he has had for the black community. He is fighting as hard as anyone to maintain our constitutional republic, while the Democratic party wants abortion up until birth and after—infanticide—as well as full socialism and the end to constitutional government.

I encourage you to read both Dr. Piper’s and Dr. Grudem’s articles. And if you are a US citizen, please vote in the 2020 election. The fate of the nation is in the balance.

  • Darrow Miller

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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).


  1. Frank

    October 29, 2020 - 10:31 am

    Thanks for your thoughts! I think it is helpful to see both sides of this. I agree with your view of the stewardship of our citizenship in voting – or not voting.

  2. Beth Kanda

    October 29, 2020 - 7:19 pm

    Thank you very much Darrow, for your very helpful insights!!