The right to vote is the supreme power that we possess as citizens of the United States of America. Many people have fought and died so that we can have this right. We as a collective body, have the voting power to influence political candidates to support our causes. The Christian community needs to band together and vote for those candidates that will help further our cause for a Biblical way of life, Church peace, freedom, restrictions on evil activity and many other issues that become prevalent.
Our American forefathers intended everyone to have a voice in how this nation is governed and everyone across this land now has the right to vote. It is vital that everyone expresses their voice in the election process.
By listening to political debates, reading newspapers and attending live political forums, we as citizens can better understand what values and programs the candidates are forming with their campaigns. It is vital that Christian citizens research the political platforms the candidates stand on. There are so many recourse available today to help Christians to do research on candidates.
Here is a just few to get you started:
Remember to visit the website of the candidates to read what their agenda is. You obviously need to read all with a “grain of salt.” I understand that we cannot have a great Christian candidate over night but we should seek after implementing our Biblical world view into our way of life as a nation.
Many people today have given up there right to vote with petty reasons like; I’m too busy, I’m not exited about either candidate, my vote does not really matter, nothing ever gets done anyway, and etc… In today’s news update Albert Mohler told this group of Christians the following;
“Eligible voters need to keep in mind is… not voting is indeed a vote. A vote does not go to your candidate and is a vote that a candidate does not have to earn or overcome…this is where Christians need to understand that they are given a stewardship of our political influence and of our citizenship…that is not only a matter of our common democratic accountability but of our accountability before God. With that in mind…when you look at the reasons for not voting, not registering to vote, for not being plugged into the democratic processes…we need to realize for Christians those are not adequate excuses.” http://www.albertmohler.com/2012/08/16/the-briefing-08-16-12/
According to USA today 90 million Americans plan NOT to vote: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-08-15/non-voters-obama-romney/57055184/1
We must realize the high cost of indifference before it’s too late. The lesson will be learned through defeat or through victory. So far we have lost the right to say marriage is between a man and a woman, we have lost the right to pray at school, we have lost the our Christian backbone and have simply become indifferent and then we complain of all the wrong “they” did who ever “they” are.
I am simply urging the Christian reader to take the route to victory. Obedience to authority demands good citizenship. The apostle Paul in Romans chapter 13 clearly states that we must obey governmental leaders because all authority comes from God. Here’s the catch: If we the people choose the leaders of America then we choose the direction the nation will follow, and if we neglect to lead, to guide, then we neglect to be the influence that we as Christians are commanded to be, by Jesus Christ’s sermon on the mount (Matt 5:13).
Paul did not have this indifferent attitude that we see so often today, but rather he spoke before governors and officials of Rome. (Acts 24:10) Luke would write the book of Luke and the book of Acts to a Roman official named Theophilss. Both Paul and Luke can be used as a great example of how we are to stand for the good news and truth of Jesus Christ before, all mankind and this includes kings, presidents, governors, mayors and so on.
Exercise your right as an American citizen and your liberty as a Christian. See you at the polls!