Thursday, November 1, 2012

Voting as a Christian

I am voting early this year. I will be out of town on election day. I am thankful to be living in a nation that allows elections. I don't care for the cut-throat commercials and all the lying and maneuvering, but I do take the responsibility seriously. 

I was challenged by another post that I read that encouraged Christians to check their biblical compass before voting.  Here is how my compass directs me:

I will vote for the most pro-life candidate, because God hates the shedding of innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17; 24:11,12). 

I will vote for the most pro-Israel candidate, because God blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who don't (Genesis 12:3).

I will vote for the most pro-debt reduction candidate, because the borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22:7).

I will vote for the most pro-work candidate because God says if a man does not work, let him not eat. (2 Thessalonians 3:10)

I will vote for the most pro-marriage candidate, because God is for marriage as defined in Genesis 2:24 .

I will vote for the candidate who most closely believes government's purpose is to reward the good & punish the evil (Romans 13).

I will vote based as closely as I can on God's Word (2 Timothy 3:16), knowing that whoever gets elected, God is the one who puts all men in authority (Daniel 2:21). 

Christians need to clear their head of all the junk, promises and political intimidation and vote like a Christian who ultimately trusts the King of kings, Lord of lords and President of presidents.