20 Christian Quotes About Voting and Politics

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No matter what country you live in you are generally affected by the politics in that country. Sometimes you are free to vote for the people who are elected into positions of government, such as in the United States of America. Sometimes you are pleased with the results of the election and other times you are at the mercy of the government because the majority elected and official that you chose not to elect or someone was appointed into a position of authority that clearly is a detriment to the population. Regardless of the outcome, voting and the political process is continual in most countries. Here are 20 Christian quotes about voting and politics.

20 Christian Quotes About Voting and Politics

“And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves. And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.” ~The Holy Bible, Exodus 18:25-27

“When you need to make a decision, don’t let your emotions vote.” ~ Joyce Meyer, Christian Author and Speaker

“A share in the sovereignty of the state, which is exercised by the citizens at large, in voting at elections is one of the most important rights of the subject, and in a republic ought to stand foremost in the estimation of the law.” ~Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President, United States of America

“Conservative evangelicals don’t want government support for our faith, because we believe God created all consciences free and a state-coerced act of worship isn’t acceptable to God. Moreover, we believe the gospel isn’t in need of state endorsement or assistance. Wall Street may need government bailouts but the Damascus Road never does.” ~ Russell D. Moore, Preacher and Theologian

“Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.” ~ The Holy Bible, Daniel 2:20-22

“The people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.” ~ Alexander Hamilton, United States Secretary of the Treasury

“People know something has gone terribly wrong with our government and it has gotten so far off track. But people also know that there is nothing wrong in America that a good old-fashioned election can’t fix.” ~ Sarah Palin,  American Politician

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote…that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” ~ Samuel Adams, Founding Father, United States of America

“Pray a little more, work a little harder, save, wait, be patient and, most of all, live within our means. That’s the American way. It’s not spending ourselves into prosperity or taxing ourselves into prosperity.” ~ Mike Huckabee,  Christian Minister and American Politician

“But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.” ~ The Holy Bible, Titus 3:9

“Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as privilege and interest of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” ~ William Penn, founder, Province of Pennsylvania

“If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honor of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men possessed of these other excellent qualities are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation.” ~ Noah Webster, Adviser to the Founding Fathers of the United States of America

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” ~ The Holy Bible, 1 Timothy 2:1-2

“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us.  The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressman and government officials, but the voters of this country.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., Minister and American Civil Rights Activist

“When a citizen gives his suffrage (vote) to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor, he betrays the interest of his country.” ~ John Witherspoon, Minister and Founding Father of the United States of America

“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.” ~ Daniel Webster, US House Representative and Senator

“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.” ~ The Holy Bible, 1 Peter 2:13-17

“In a world that might say one vote doesn’t matter…it does matter becaue each person is of infinite worth and value to God… Your vote is a declaration of importance as a person and a citizen.” ~ Dr. James Dobson, Christian Author and Founder of Focus on the Family

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” ~ Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.” ~ The Holy Bible, Proverbs 21:1

Final Thoughts

Voting and politics are sometimes avoidable, but why not use your voice to make your country better. As Christians we are told to pray for our leaders and to submit to their authority. Elections of government leaders is found in the Bible and we can even see that the “king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord”. Consider how you can make a difference by participating in the process to get good government leaders in place.

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Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, King James Version

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