Let me begin this post by saying that I am not advocating one candidate over another. It’s your choice.
But did you know that during the last presidential election somewhere between 50 and 80% (depending on sources) simply refused or neglected to vote? Some forgot, but the vast majority of them didn’t vote because they didn’t like the candidates. That’s a big chunk of people, folks.
Tomorrow, we are facing the same dilemma. Neither of the candidates are ideal, and both have huge areas of their lives that could use some polishing, and already I’ve heard/read that many are once again deciding to ‘opt out’ of the election process, using their Christian faith as an excuse to not vote.
Wow. Really? REALLY?
Did you know that as Christians we have a DUTY to vote? That’s right. Voting is our duty. Don’t believe me, here’s what the Bible says…
So, from the above scriptures, we learn the following…
God established our government, not obeying the rules of our authorities is rebellion, we are to pray for our leaders, and even Jesus tells us to fulfill our responsibility to the civil authorites in our society.
Of course, your decision NOT to vote is just that, your choice. But did you realize that by not voting, you are actually voting, because your lack of action will affect the outcome?
Edmund Burke said this, “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”
So what is a Christian to do?
I agree. As I said earlier, NONE of the candidates lack a solid Christian foundation. None of them are the best choice, but, they are what we have to choose from. So let’s make our choice, not based on the person running, but on the platform they stand on.
Tomorrow you will be voting, regardless of whether you actually make it to the polls, or not. Your choice, or lack of choice, will determine the future well-being of millions of Christians.
That’s why we need to VOTE OUR FAITH, not the candidates.