SHOULD CHRISTIANS VOTE?
(Exo 1:8) Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
Should Christians vote? Some say that since our citizenship is in heaven (Phil 3:20) we shouldn’t get involved in politics down here. Others become very zealous and try to make the kingdom of God this present earth. Should believers try to change the political landscape, or should their focus just be on spiritual matters? Should we just trust the Lord and let things play out or should we be active and preach at the polls?
Let’s look at some Scriptures first:
(Rom 13:1) Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
(Titus 3:1) Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,
(1 Pet 2:13-14) Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme, 14 or to governors . . .
Why don’t some Christians vote? Here are some of the suggestions:
WHAT GOOD WILL MY ONE VOTE DO? (Eze 22:30) "So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. God plus one is a majority! Consider this: In 1845 ONE vote brought Texas into the Union . . . in 1868 ONE vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment . . . in 1876 ONE vote gave Rutherford Hayes the presidency of the United States . . . in 1939 ONE vote passed the selective service act . . . in 1960 ONE vote per precinct elected John F. Kennedy President. Your vote does count!
A CHRISTIAN SHOULDN’T GET INVOLVED IN SECULAR MATTERS. (Mat 5:13) "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. “Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.” (Henri Frédéric Amiel)
IT TAKES TOO MUCH WORK AND I’M BUSY! - (Pro 3:27) Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in the power of your hand to do so. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
In addition to prayer, I believe that if we still have influence as believers we should use it! (Mat 6:10) Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
Louie (decipher this: CUATTHEPOLLS!)