As the Election Day draws near, I’ve noticed a significant amount of Christians becoming energized at the concept of change in the White House. This election is said to be the most important election we’ve had for generations because the implications of another Obama administration could be harmful to the wellbeing of our country and the overall stability of our future. There are conservatives of all walks of life finding themselves to be more enthusiastic than ever before to make a difference in the outcome of this election. This enthusiasm is truly American regardless of which political party one is affiliated with.
As Christians, we need keep things in perspective. We need to vote with our Christian hat on and not let the mainstream media dictate to us the moral virtue that entails voting for a candidate that supports abortion and gay marriage. It is our job, as Christians, to live and vote the values that are prescribed to us in His Word. It is our obligation to understand the political stances that define each particular candidate and make a decision for a candidate the will best align with what God wants from a leader.
The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. As Christians, we acknowledge that this statement within this monumental declaration holds universally true. We value it and it is these types of statements that make us proud to be American. The Declaration of Independence, and other founding documents, shows us that the Founders had virtue and encouraged freedom and liberty because they appreciated the harm that tyranny can bring among a population.
In my personal opinion, it is those that value the integrity of the founding documents that are the most outraged at the current administration. Hence, these founding documents are the fuel that sustains that lively enthusiasm for change. A majority of the Founding Fathers were of Christian origins but Christian influences were inevitably at work throughout them all. That is why Christians relate so well with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. These documents strike a chord within us that ignites a passion to do everything we can to remain true to these founding principles contained within these documents.
Everyone that is familiar with these documents will understand what I mean when I write that this administration isn’t upholding those values to their full extent. The Constitution isn’t a “living document” as those of a liberal worldview might attempt to proclaim. As a Constitutionalist, I value the Constitution for the message it communicated at the time the framers authored it and not the message I want it to be mean now. I regard this as a dishonest practice with disastrous consequences.
In closing, I am proud to be a Christian and a politically conservative minded individual. In my personal opinion, I find that these aspects of my worldview allow me greater insight into reality than those of a liberal worldview. I encourage all Christians to remain persistent in your attempts at making this country a nation that can once again rely on our Christian principles and be positively influenced by us and those that we elect into office. I hope that all Americans are able to objectively view the evidence with open hearts and minds without presuppositions that ultimately dictate your answer prior to your investigation. Pray for our upcoming election and that God’s will be done regardless of which candidate wins the office of President. God’s will is ultimately done but we must never forget to live the life God has called us to live. God will bless America as long as those within it are faithful servants to Him. Let’s do everything we can in this election, and in future elections, to earn God’s favor.