It’s the day before the election and thus far, I have been mostly silent on the issues of the election and have managed to avoid the mudslinging that is circulating on both sides via the internet and tv campaigns. Mostly, it’s because I’m not that good at voicing my opinions and thoughts as eloquently as Shannon or Dana, but even more so, I think it’s because in my heart, I’m a peacemaker, and I don’t like conflict. At all.
However, since today is the day before the election, I felt it necessary to speak about something. I have heard many Christians say that they will not even vote this year because they don’t like the choices that have been presented to them, which is shocking to me for many reasons. If you are a Bible-believing Christian, you should realize that whether we like it or not, these are the candidates that God has chosen for us. Yep, God chose them. He’s allowed them to get this far – and the rest is up to us.
In Genesis 1:28, the Bible states that God created us to “have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowel of the air, and over the calttle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
I believe that as a Christian, I am a regent of God and must take my cultural mandate (or influence) to the voting polls and vote for the person who I believe most closely will adhere to the standards of the Bible.
I believe that it is time that we as Christians stand up together and speak up by getting ourselves to the voting polls and having some Godly influence. The duty is ours, the results are God’s.
Please take three minutes and view this video, from a pastor at our local church, which further explains the reasoning we should use when we vote. The reasons are sound and the choice is clear.
Now, go vote tomorrow.