Some people have brought up the fact that they would not vote for either the Republican or Democratic nominee for president if the eventual nominee is not the person they wanted. I want to put something in perspective concerning voting. For the Christian, voting has very little to do with pure politics. It is not about Republican vs Democrat, Red vs Blue but entirely about having a say and the opportunity to effect change in our society.
Many countries in the world today don’t allow their citizens a say in anything. In America, every citizen of legal age is given the opportunity to be heard. In the last presidential election, 16 million Christians didn’t vote. The truth is in national elections since 2000, only about 58% of all eligible voters actually voted!
What would our country look like if every Christian had voted in the last presidential election. We would not have a slick orator selling manure in the White House who is hostile to Judeo-Christian values and trying to destroy them! We would not have a slick community organizer pushing manure down our throats in the form of homosexuality and transgenderism. If only 80% of voters voted from a Biblical perspective, our country would not be in the mess that we are in today!
We all should understand that voting is our right, but how many have considered the responsibility that comes with it. The future of this country is in the hands of the voters in the coming presidential election. At the present time, Justice Scalia’s seat is vacant, Ginsberg is 82, Kennedy is 79, Breyer is 77, Thomas is 67, and the data shows that the average age of a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after 75. There is likely to be 5 vacancies that will come up over the next 4-8 years. The next president will have the power to potentially create a 7-2 Supreme Court skewed to their ideology. If the next president appoints 5 young justices, it will guarantee control of the Supreme Court for an entire generation.
Citizens are directly responsible for the country that our great-grandchildren will inherit. The Bible says that a certain man was entrusted with a single talent by his master (Matt. 25:14-30). He was given a great opportunity but ignored the accompanying responsibility.
We also have a great opportunity in the form of a country governed by the people. We can’t ignore the responsibility to vote. The truth is, if we accept our gift to vote and effect a change in our society; and we do nothing with it, we will lose our freedoms all together. In our nation today, it is either “use it or lose it.” Wake up! Our freedoms are on the line.
As Christians, we must look carefully at the presidential candidates and cast our votes for the one who will promote moral issues instead of immoral ones, freedom over tyranny, and free speech not muzzled by political correctness.
Now is the time to do our part, take a stand, and vote for what is right-- for Christian values and freedom. We need to decide which candidate supports these values and vote for that party. We should vote without any guilt for the candidate that God can use to protect our country and preserve our religious freedom.
We should remember that on one occasion, God used a harlot in Jericho to protect the freedom of His people. (Joshua 2:1) Also, the Bible is full of examples of how God used imperfect leaders to accomplish His overall purpose (Xerxes, Nebuchadnezzar).
We now need the total mobilization of all Christians in our nation to stand up and say, “Enough is enough” of the manure coming from the White House! Now is the time to take our stand and vote for restoring Christian values and freedoms in order to make America great again. Effective leaders cannot rule unless Christians help to elect them! (Prov. 14:34)