“Does God expect Christians to Vote?
Well…here it is Dear Hearts. I’ve been holding this in for quite awhile, but today seems to be THE day to put it out there and let the chips fall where they fall. My prayer is that we can all still agree in love. But…if not, God will always be my choice.
“It is our contention that it is the duty and responsibility of every Christian to vote and to vote for leaders who promote Christian principles.”
God is most certainly in control, but that does not mean we should do nothing to further His will. We are commanded to pray for our leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-4). In terms of politics and leadership, there is evidence in Scripture that God has been displeased with our choices of leadership at times (Hosea 8:4). The evidence of sin’s grip on this world is everywhere. Much of the suffering on earth is because of godless leadership (Proverbs 28:12). Scripture gives Christians instructions to obey legitimate authority unless it contradicts the Lord’s commands (Acts 5:27-29; Romans 13:1-7). As born-again believers, we ought to strive to choose leaders who will be themselves led by our Creator (1 Samuel 12:13-25).
Candidates or proposals that violate the Bible’s commands for life, family, marriage, or faith should never be supported (Proverbs 14:34). Christians should vote as led through prayer and study of both God’s Word and the realities of the choices on the ballot.
“To God be the Glory, the Gate is Open so keep Sharing the Good News!”~
portions of this Post borrowed from Cowboys 4 Christ
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