And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever.
– Thomas Jefferson
Some Christians in the USA have viewed this election cycle as if the nation’s existence depended on November’s vote count. If the wrong candidate won, the USA would go into decline, causing Christian freedom and/or witness to shrivel. In effect, the election would either continue or curtail the USA’s manifest destiny.
But the worry of many US Christians is unfounded. The election of an immoral candidate will not destroy the USA’s economy or its place as a world power. The hypothetical demise of the USA (something I would never wish for!) would have zero impact on God’s kingdom.