A Christian's Guideline to the Voting Booth



From the outset I want to make it clear that I am not endorsing any party or candidate in this writing.  The purpose is to remind us all that the cause of the Lord must be paramount in our lives.  Nothing should take precedence over the Lord: Not our career, not our hobbies, not our Social Security, not our pocketbook and bank account, and not even our family.  Jesus said in Matthew 6:33, "But seek you first His kingdom, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."


It is unlikely that we would ever be able to elect a true New Testament Christian to the presidency, but what we can do is at least try to elect a man who supports the basic principles of morality and righteousness found within God's holy word.  I would suggest that we think of our opportunity to vote not as an opportunity to support a political party, but as an opportunity to help turn this nation's government toward God's will instead of away from it.  Keep in mind that the next president will appoint as many as three justices to the Supreme Court.  It is these appointees who will be determining the outcome of issues now facing our land, such as the continuation of the legalization of abortion, which has slaughtered 40,000,000 innocent babies since 1973, and the protection of the sanctity of marriage and defining marriage as being between one man and one woman, which is how God intended it from the beginning (Genesis 2).


We are commanded to glorify God in all that we do (1 Corinthians 10:31).  We are to live unto the One Who died in our place (2 Corinthians 5:14-15).  We are to show forth the praises of the One who called us (1 Peter 2:9), and we are to do all in the name of the Lord (Colossians 3:17).  Ephesians 5:11 says we are to have no fellowship with evil.  We are warned that the wrath of God will come upon the disobedient (Ephesians 5:3-6).  We also are informed in 2 John 9-11 that it is not necessary for us to do something personally to be a partaker of it.  Our consent is enough to make us just as guilty as the wrongdoer.


With the above admonitions from the word of God in mind, please consider the following passage when entering that booth to cast your ballot, and ask yourself, "Which candidate is more likely to continue the practice of slaughtering innocent babies?  Which candidate is more likely to appoint justices who will uphold the sanctity of marriage?"  "There are six things which Jehovah hates; Yes, seven which are an abomination unto Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked purposes, feet that are swift in running to mischief, a false witness that utters lies, and he that sows discord among brethren."  (Proverbs 6:16-19)


David Ferguson