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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Voting Your Faith

Today we will finish looking at being a Christian citizen from the the booklet, "Five duties of a Christian Citizen" by Bill Bright. We will look at the question that everyone seems to be asking; How can you know for whom you should vote?

Know the Candidates’ Views Make a sincere effort to obtain reliable information about all issues and candidates before casting your vote. Non-partisan voter education guides can also inform you of candidates’ views in presidential, congressional, state, and judicial races.

Let God’s Word Be Your Guide in making your decisions. “Godliness exalts a nation” (Proverbs 14:34)., so it is important to prayerfully seek God’s will in all political decisions. Israel invited God’s anger by selecting leaders without consulting Him: “They set up kings without my consent; they choose princes without my approval” (Hosea 8:4). If there is no qualified candidate who is spiritually mature, vote for the one whose personal principles and platform most nearly agree with your own Christian position based on the Bible.

Principles Are More Important Than Party Affiliation. To place confidence in unworthy candidates in a miscarriage of Christian stewardship. “Putting confidence in an unreliable man is like chewing with a sore tooth, or trying to run on a broken foot” (Proverbs 25:19). Therefore, vote your Christian convictions over your party loyalty. 

Dedication to Freedom When the signers of the Declaration of Independence affixed their signatures to that historic document, they were well aware that if the colonial cause failed they would be executed as traitors. They were that dedicated to the cause of freedom. Any less dedication on our part will result in a loss of that precious freedom for which they and thousands of other were willing to die. We dare not fail them, ourselves, and far more important, our Lord, to whom this nation was dedicated. Our nation is now faced with its greatest crisis in history. If you ever plan to do anything for Christ and America, please do it now. - Bright
Vote your faith at all levels of government. Amen?