This is the second part in the series answering that question. It has even been suggested by some that people should avoid voting all together if they didn’t agree with Obama’s actions and Romney’s religion.
However, to most that is egregious in the face of the many millions who gave their lives for us to have that right.
There has been some form of politics since the Garden of Eden. Satan was jockeying to be like God; and because Adam and Eve were his only audience; he began the first lying in politics.
And they fell for his lies because of their own selfish motives. People today still do the exact same thing. Rather than thinking about the garden, God, and all the wonderful things they had, they chose to ignore those for what they thought would give them more power to further their own selfish desires.
They were created to be eternal beings. However, they were warned that disobedience would result in death – both physical and spiritual.
They gave little thought to their actions and what their disobedience would bring upon the world – the curse of sin. In this election, it behooves everyone to consider the consequences of their vote. Actions have consequences.
Sin is the separation of man from God. God is Holy and cannot look upon or have anything to do with sin.
Repentance is the drawing of God through Christ back in a harmonious relationship to man who is then given a second chance at eternity. When God looks at Christians, He does not see their sin, but Christ.
“Christians should vote because Jesus tells us in the Bible to be a part of the process, NOT APART FROM IT!” Dwayne Hastings in “Party Platforms!”
Those who call themselves true Christians are those who do not just choose a religion; but a person, Christ. Those who are Christians are followers of Christ; and those who claim that name without having received Christ are imposters. Christians were not assigned that name by birth. Each person must come to Christ to become a follower of Christ without any other reason than choice.
“There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.“ Proverbs 6:16-19
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God’s Word tells us that we are to be salt and light in a tasteless and dark world. Christians are to impact the world for good and not evil. Christians are not to live according to their own desires but by the Word of God.
Christians will vote (and follow) the dictates of their heart through prayer and the reading of God’s Word; and not for their own personal likes, dislikes, profit, or any other personal agenda.
It is the obligation of a Christian to take part in, not only sharing the Gospel message of Salvation, but also to be involved in this world to be that salt and light. Food that has lost its savor is no good; but salt is also used to preserve. Light is the total answer to darkness. There is no amount of darkness that can put out even the smallest light. Jesus is the light of the world; and not just a human individual running for any particular office in America.
Americans get what they vote for.
Matthew 5: 13-16
New International Version (NIV)
Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Voting is a good deed.
Inspiration for this article was based on “Party Platforms” and the writing of Dwayne Hastings.