Would you vote for an atheist?

My latest for Think Christian...

If public opinion is any indication, we could have our first atheist president in a few years. Some 50 years ago, only 18 percent of Americans would vote for an atheist. But according to a June Gallup poll, that number has increased to 58 percent (for comparison, 73 percent said they would vote for an evangelical Christian).

Some find this troubling because they don't think God would want them to vote for an unbeliever. Wouldn't God's first choice for leadership be a Christian? To answer that, we need to consider how God has distributed His authority throughout history.

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