We should all be praying for our nation as this election approaches. With less than a week away, many new and current politicians and policies will be voted in - and out. I love our Nation's election system. Every person has a say. I always say, if you didn't vote, don't complain about who is in office. I believe it is not only the right but the responsibility for all citizens who are eligible to vote to do so. Even more I believe that Christians should vote if they truly want a Christian led nation. Christians are to be salt and light in this world and must stand and be counted in their voice and vote. But who do you vote for? Who do you vote against?
I urge all Christians to vote their beliefs and convictions and let those come directly from Scripture. Don't vote for a party, a promise, a union, tax issues, favorites, race, or gender. A Christian's allegiance isn't to any of these but to the Lord and His Scripture. Christians must uphold Biblical principles and values. The Bible and Lord is against abortion and the redefinition of marriage. We must vote in alignment with Scripture. If the Bible is against it, we are too. If the Bible is for it, we are too. No matter the candidate. No matter if we stand alone. Don't vote for those who consistently violate and disregard the Lord and His Word.
America has lost its way. The voice of the Church has been almost silenced but the Church must awaken once again. We must first repent, seek the Lord, pour over His Scriptures and reflect the truth of them in our voice and vote.
There is no perfect candidate or party. I'm disappointed with both major political parties. Smear tactics, lying, promises they know they can't keep, and a host of other things are driving me crazy. Who is fact checking the fact checkers? I watched the Presidential "Arguments", as I saw it, and was saddened by a Nation divided in many ways. No one can save America - only the Lord can do that. With that said, Christians must intelligently and with much prayer not bow out of an imperfect system but wholeheartedly and unswervingly uphold Jesus in their vote. We can't give up as Believers in an unbelieving world. Christians should hold politicians accountable and responsible to representing their constituents. That is why more Believers must stand and be counted. Christians must stand up and run for offices be it local, State, or National. Church, we all know what we are faced with in our Nation. Economically, we are suffering. Spiritually, we are suffering. Morally, we are suffering. Educationally, we are suffering. In suffering, we are suffering. There are many issues at hand. We must rise up and let the voice of Christ be heard. Compromise of Christian values is what has led us to where we are today as a Nation. We don't need any more compromise from Christians in their obligation to uphold the Word. While some blame is to be given to politicians, the majority of the blame must rest with the Church itself. I believe we are in a war with the Church that refuses to take a stand and get up off of laziness and procrastination. When Believers do not vote their Christian values they ultimately destroy our Nation by letting those with values against God's moral law control our government, law, and lives.
Psalm 33:12 says, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD." Over half of registered voters did not vote in the last Presidential election. Only half of the people eligible to register to vote were registered. Many died for the right to vote and we don't even bother to register, much less vote. Way less than half of Christians who are registered to vote did so in the last election. Christians must stand up and be counted. “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.” (Luke 8:16, NIV). We must stop hiding our faith - specifically, because it is upon us, in the political arena. Let your light shine and vote Christ's values.