Voting is our Christian duty 1012

Voting is our Christian duty

God has given us incredible freedom to influence our society toward honoring Him. But this freedom is given to the just and unjust, the pagan, religious, and redeemed alike. We still can be salt and light in a dark and dying world. But only, when we follow Christ.

Have you heard the conflicting views on applying our private faith in the public arena?

Some yell separation of church and state. Since the redeemed of God are the church, this means they want us to shut up and deny our calling to be salt and light. But the Constitution doesn’t require this. To the contrary, it defends our Freedom to worship as our conscience dictates. Part of our worship is to know God’s word and obey God. To deny God’s calling is to deny God!

Some tell us that we must blindly follow the party that we have traditionally supported in the past. Again, leave our faith at home and vote for one supported by our traditional party. Politics have polarized our choice to believe our party’s candidate is a saint and the opponent is a sinner. We ignore the flaws of our party and eager to believe the lies about the other candidate. Take time to test the claims of others, especially those who you traditionally support. If someone bears false witness ( lies), chances are they aren’t speaking for God. Also, party platforms change. Does your party defend and promote God ‘s will? If they no longer do, why should you continue to support them?

Some just give up, say all choices are bad, and don’t vote. God is in control, I have just one vote, so what difference can I make? I usually hear this when I paint someone into a corner and make the case that their candidate is corrupt or misguided. However, not making a choice, is a choice that denies God’s call for us to be salt and light.

But what do we do if all choices are flawed? When aren’t they? We live in a fallen world and no one is perfect. Christian precepts and principles provide God’s will. If we are truly saved, we change our views to God’s view, and pray for spiritual guidance when the choice isn’t obvious. Precepts include God’s revealed will. These are the non-negotiables. Principles are also God’s will, but apply to all contemporary issues that could not have been specifically referenced in the bible, because they didn’t exist in biblical times. Let the Holy Spirit guide you using principles consistent with God’s word.

If you claim to be saved, but you choose without fear to judge God by disobeying Him in your choices, you probably aren’t. The truly saved are the body of Christ, led by Christ alone. Walking with Christ is far simpler when we accept the biblical description of what Sons of God think and act like.

In this election, let’s compare God’s position with those of the candidates who seek to represent us. Vote for the ones who most closely echo God’s will.

if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (II Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)

Vote for Godly principles, integrity, ability to lead others, and their past decisions. Don’t vote for personalities, emotions, or the Godless. Rate every candidate equally and choose the best candidate, as God defines best. 

God Bless America !

AZ4Christ

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~ by az4christ on October 19, 2012.

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