People have been asking me should I or shouldn’t I vote. Naturally the obvious answer is yes you should vote. It is our obligation as citizens of this once great nation to “get out the vote.”
This is the most important election in recent history. We do have a clear choice. We can remain on the downward slide to the destruction of our nation that once was a world leader and a world power. Now not so much.
One of my readers asked this question: “I believe we as Christians are to stand by our moral values and I don’t believe either candidate is morally fit to be President.”
This may seem an un-Christian thing to say, but, sometimes the only choice is the lesser of two evils. It may seem like the only choice we have right now, but I don’t think so.
The following are excerpts from “The Blaze” written by Billy Hallowell:
The Rev. Billy Graham has a pointed message to Americans who are fed up with the political process and, as a result, have decided that they won’t be voting come November: “[Voting] is a God-given responsibility.”
The renowned 97-year-old preacher rhetorically asked what would happen if every individual decided not to vote, saying that, “before long we’d lose our freedoms and be ruled by a power-hungry dictatorship.”
While acknowledging that no governmental system is perfect, he said that indifference to the political process is dangerous to the republic.
Despite the nature of a government, Graham said that people still had a responsibility to support the government in “every way they possibly could,” with Christ telling people to “give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”
It is that same principal that Graham said is at play today, imploring Americans to “do everything we can to encourage and support good government.”
That includes voting, and praying for the nation and her leaders, Graham said, appealing to 1 Timothy 2:1-2, which reads:
“Therefore, I exhort first of all that you make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone, 2 for kings and for all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty”
I agree with Rev. Graham. We need to vote to protect the fragile republic we have now and could lose if we don’t vote.
Some have commented “I can’t vote for Donald Trump because he’s not a Christian.” He says he is. We can’t judge a person’s heart, only his actions. The past is not always a good place to look.
Philippians 3:13 says:
13 Brothers, I do not count myself to have attained, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
Even if Mr. Trump is not a practicing Christian, or is a non-believer all together, remember God has used non-believers for His ultimate plan throughout the Bible.
As I said, we do have a clear choice this year. Vote on the side of economic freedom and religious freedom, or vote to continue the same socialist agenda that has us heading down the path of economic destruction, curtailment of our 1st Amendment rights of freedom of religion and the ultimate destruction of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution reads:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
Christians are constantly being targeted and persecuted for their faith by the very government that has sworn to protect them. The agenda of the liberal left is “freedom FROM religion” not “freedom OF religion.” A “non-vote” would only help keep the persecution growing.
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary says a militia is a group of people who are not part of the armed forces of a country but are trained like soldiers…a body of citizens organized for military service.
Luke 22:36: He said to them, “But now, let him who has a purse take it and also a bag. And let him who has no sword sell his garment and buy one.”
Prior to His crucifixion, Jesus revealed to His disciples the future hostility they would face and encouraged them to sell their outer garments in order to buy a sword. It would be a dagger or short sword that belonged to the Jewish traveler’s equipment as protection against robbers and wild animals. A plain reading of the passage indicates that Jesus approved of self-defense.
Self-defense may actually result in one of the greatest examples of human love. Christ Himself said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:14). When protecting one’s family or neighbor, a Christian is unselfishly risking his or her life for the sake of others.
Like I said we do have a clear choice. Not voting is not an option!
SILENCE IS CONSENT! NOT VOTING IS SILENCE!