Friday, November 4, 2016

Christians ought to vote

Here is an article (this article is from The Gospel Coalition) helping drive home the point I would like to make today.

The following post is not a political statement naming one candidate as better than anther or an assertion that you should vote for a particular candidate or cause.  What I am seeking to share is that Christians have an obligation.

Tuesday is Election Day.  Schools in our area are closed as they are used as voting locations.  Many people use this as a day of rest.  I believe many people see Election Day as the day that all the Facebook posts, TV commercials, back biting, opinionated people and name calling come to an end.  At least some of that will end.

It is my opinion that we have a huge problem in our country, and those who are on the ballot to be our next president are an indication of the severity of the problem.  I would love to see someone of high character and a Christian with excellent exemplified life put forth.  Remember I am not saying that any of these are not Christian.  I am saying that none are out standing and speaking truth.

This is a sad time, and this is a difficult time.

Romans 13:1  NASB
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

We have the right to vote as citizens of the United States of American, and we have an obligation to see that good things are pressed forward as we have the opportunity to help.  We also have Christian responsibility to vote the way that our heart and values tell us is right. 

Jesus said we are to give to the government what is there’s and to God what is God’s.  Our vote in elections is one of those things.  That is why I encourage you to do a few things before next Tuesday.

First, do your research.  Know who the candidates are and what the issues are on the ballot.  An uneducated voter is not a good voter.

Second, after you have done your research give your time and effort to prayer.  Pray asking God who you are to vote for and that He will give grace to our country and it’s leaders.

Third and finally, go vote.  I am convinced that Christians don’t have a choice.  To be good citizens, we must vote.  God calls us to do the best we can.

Join me.  Go vote!

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