Luke 12:48 says that to whom much is given, much shall be required. He who has great opportunity has great responsibility. As Christian American citizens, we have been given much. Therefore, much is required of us. We have great opportunities; Therefore, we have great responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is to vote for candidates that best represent Biblical views of righteousness and morality. It is our duty. It is our obligation. There should not be one Christian in this nation of voting age that is not only registered to vote; but that is also actively voting for what God says it moral and right.
There are nations in this world where the citizens have no right nor opportunity to vote. Their voice is never heard. They have no say whatsoever in who governs their nation, or how they do it. Many are intimidated by fear of being hurt or imprisoned if they even question the government. Yet, so many Americans are not thankful for the privilege of actually having a say in the way they are governed. They waste it. They expect someone else to take care of it. They are too lazy, ignorant, & complacent to take five minutes out of their day to make their voice heard. We should be ashamed of ourselves.
How hard is it? How hard is it to read the Bible and find out what God says is right and wrong; then find out what candidate most agrees with what God says; and then take a few moments to mark a ballot for that candidate? How many of our soldiers have fought and died to secure and keep this right for us to vote? How many people around the globe wished they could have an opportunity to vote for their leaders? We must not take this for granted. We are losing our rights at an alarming rate, and we must stand against tyranny.
A man should be able to live free. A man should be able to raise his family as he sees fit. A man should be able to enjoy the work of his hands, and not have the government stealing from him every chance they get. A child should be treated as precious – both inside and outside of the womb. Marriage should be kept a sacred institution ordained by God, and not perverted and cheapened by those that demand “equality”. The Bible should be read , revered, and taught – not banned by every secular institution. Prayer and the Ten Commandments should be in school. Christian holidays should be called Christian holidays. We need to find people who believe in this, and vote for them.
Will this solve all of our problems? No. But it would be a good start. If we could find some constitutional patriots that had a spine to put in office, we could at least slow down the Marxist train we're on. I know as well as any Christian that our only hope is God. It's going to take nothing less than another great awakening to turn this nation around. However, we cannot hide in our prayer closets and expect someone else to do our part. We must act. We must research. We must go to the polls. We must stand for what is good and Godly and right and moral. Pray and act.
Be like John the Baptist. Dare to be that lone voice in the wilderness that calls for righteousness and repentance. John was just one man, but he pointed the multitudes to Jesus. John was a great example of what one man (or woman) can do. I understand that politics cannot change the hearts of men; and that is the root of the problem. Only the truth and power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ can do that. However, through politics, we can have a positive influence on the laws and decisions that are made in this nation. We all have a set of beliefs we live by. Every judge, congressman, senator, governor, president, etc., live and govern based on a set of beliefs. The only question is, what are those beliefs?
Do you want someone in office who holds your view of God and His Word, or someone who doesn't acknowledge God exists? Do you want someone who loves and honors God, or someone who could care less? Someone who has a high view of Scripture and let's it shape who they are and what they believe, or someone who despises the Bible? Who do you want representing you? Who do you want making laws? The choice is pretty clear. If you are a Christian in North Korea, you have an excuse not to vote. If you are U.S. Citizen, you have no excuse. Here is a Bible verse to help you decide who to vote for: Eccl 10:2 says, “ A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left” (ESV). There you have it! Until next time, rejoice in the Lord!