With only a week left until election day, a viral video has emerged to tell Christians to vote not out of the fear that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton would win but out of obedience to God.
Hastings began by questioning the notion of voting for the lesser of two evils as well as the idea that Christians should vote just to prevent Clinton from appointing a Supreme Court justice of her choice.
"Should I set aside my conscience and cast my vote based out of a fear of Hillary rather than my obedience to God?" he asked.
He proceeded to ask whether he should just turn a blind eye to the past misdeeds of Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Hastings noted that both candidates are "completely hostile" to God's commands and suggested that Christians have a "higher calling" than voting for either of the two candidates.
"I believe in a God who is almighty — a God who very likely will allow either Trump or Hillary to become the next president. Yet, even then, He will still remain in control," he declared.
Hastings told Christians that they still have to vote in the coming election. He said that Christians would be able to send a clear message to major political parties if enough of them vote for candidates other than Trump or Clinton. He directed the viewers to the website FaithTrumpsFear.com which contains a lists of other eligible candidates for each state.
The website also links to election articles written by faith leaders such as Albert Mohler Jr., Kevin DeYoung, Joe Rigney, Erick Erickson and Samuel WhiteField.
"God and God alone will save our country and we should never cast a vote out of fear unless it's the fear of God. Remember that when the people of God vote like they belong to the Kingdom of God, evil always loses," Hastings concluded.