Bible believing Christians – those that believe the Bible is our literal guide in all areas of life – are obligated to vote for candidates that support the positions and moral values set in God’s Word. When a Christian chooses to vote on a candidate that promotes causes and policies that are contrary to the values and principles of God’s Word, that vote does not reflect the will of God. It’s amazing, at times, how often people will become more loyal to political parties than they are biblical principles. As believers, we cannot vote exclusively for parties and personalities alone; we must vote for the principles of the Bible that govern our daily lives.
America is in great need. Our land needs healing (2 Chronicles 7:14), our nation needs the Lord (Psalm 33:12), and our country needs her foundation – the Bible (Psalm 11:3). God gives us great clarity in His Word on how we are to vote in this election.
Mark 12:17 says, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” For our nation to achieve success it requires the involvement of her citizens. Civic responsibility is giving “Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.” My challenge is simple: get out and vote, it is our biblical responsibility.
Maybe you’re discouraged with the politics, the type of candidates, or the condition of our country. Remember this, there has never been and never will be any perfect person, much less a perfect candidate. Someone has said, “If you can’t vote FOR someone, at least vote AGAINST someone.” Listen, the most valuable voice in our nation is the Christian voice. One vote can make a difference, so get out and vote willfully.
Someone has said, “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.” Don’t be guilty of doing nothing this election.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 says, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” The Bible is very clear that we are to pray for our governmental leaders and we are to pray for the right kind of leaders.
A. Pray for their wisdom. “…that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life.”
B. Pray for their integrity. “…in all godliness…”
C. Pray fo their honestly. “…and honesty.”
D. Pray for their salvation. “Who will have all men to be saved…”
I know you have watched the news, and I know you have seen the ads, and I know you have viewed the debates, but have you prayerfully sought the face of God about how you should cast your vote in this election?
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Daniel 2:21 says, “He removeth kings, and setteth up kings.” You see, God will give us what we want, but if we don’t seek His face, He’ll give us what we deserve.
Proverbs 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” What is that makes a nation great? Not our social security, not our health program, not our social handouts, but it is righteousness that makes a nation great. America needs leaders who will promote righteousness not a humanistic philosophy of self gratification.
There are some important issues you need to consider when going to the polls…
- Vote Biblically on the toleration of Christianity. In other words, are the Supreme Court leaders going to continue religious freedom? What is this Presidential candidates agenda toward Bible-believing Christians?
- Vote Biblically on the recognition of Israel as God’s chosen people. Will this candidate stand with Israel and recognize them for who God says they are?
- Vote Biblically on the issue of marriage. Do they support/oppose the maintaining of marriage as 1 man and 1 woman? Will they force military chaplains to perform same-sex marriages?
- Vote Biblically on the sanctity of life. I read this statistic just last week: “Chances of getting killed in Afghanistan right now: 1 in 50. Chances of getting killed in a mother’s womb: 1 in 3.” What does your candidate view about the sanctity of life?
Dr. RB Ouellette, said “Politicians who oppose the sanctity of life and biblical marriage oppose God; Christians have a biblical duty to oppose them.” And I say, AMEN!
Here’s the problem: many “believers” care more about social, economic, and health reform than they do spiritual reform. I could care less about the medicare, paying higher taxes, or what my health insurance is going to look like. We all hate the higher gas prices, but that’s not what really matters! I care much about biblical values and it should be the priority of every believer to vote biblical values and principles.
Let me say this in closing. Salvation from sin will never be found in human politics, it will only be found in Jesus Christ. The answer to America’s needs today are a change in the human heart. Regardless of what political party is represented in the White House for the next four years, or whose candidate is elected to their political seat, one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!
This November will you vote willfully, prayerfully, and biblically? If so, I know your vote will honor God.