If I hear an unbeliever talk about voting for or choosing the “lesser of two evils,” I don’t waste a lot of breath on explaining their fallacious reasoning.
After all, Paul specifically addressed this issue with believers. He doesn’t seem to expect as much from the rest as we do.
“Choose a Lesser Evil So That Good May Come of It”
Paul didn’t say that.
He said the opposite.
He specifically said, “Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid.” (R0. 6:1)
Let me ask you, if you choose a great evil, are you choosing sin? (Yes.)
Let me ask you, if you choose a tiny, little evil, are you choosing sin? (Yes.)
Let me ask you, did Paul qualify the size of the sin we commit? (No.)
Paul talks about the believers in his day who were being lied about. They were being accused of doing evil so that good may come of it. Paul wrote, “And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come?” (Ro. 3:8)
The problem with us in our day is that the world is not slandering Christendom when it accuses Christians of doing evil so that good may come of it. Christians do that all the time today and justify it by using the excuse, “It’s a smaller sin than the one I could have chosen to do!”
Who Can Do It?
Many people in this world not only often do choose the “lesser of two evils,” they should be expected to do so. These are the unbelievers. Unbelievers go through life doing what is right in their own eyes. This means they’re always making choices and almost always it’s – to them – the lesser of two evils. It’s not wrong when they do this any more than it’s wrong for a pig to wallow in mud. It’s what they do. To expect less is to fool yourself.
But I don’t concern myself with them. I might let the unbeliever know that in choosing what they call the “lesser of two evils,” that they are still choosing evil.
But it’s the believer who concerns me when he or she does this. The believer has no right to choose evil ever. When offered only two bad choices, a good man or woman picks a third choice.