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Dereck March 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Hi Jack,

I think this was a great article. I have talked to many Christians who thought that it was no big deal to vote or that they should not vote because we as Christians should not be involved in politics.

When I became eligable to vote, I did not. Because I was young and dumb and did not possess the wisdom to think about how many people died and were hurt or mamed just to be able to cast a vote. When I became older, I thought about how foolish I was to not cast a vote.

When you study the scriptures and see how we as believers should be good citizens and be involved in the political process, we should get involved. If you think about how we have to live in this nation, we should be involved in the political process so that the laws that we want passed, are passed. I am sure that God does not want us to live life under the thumb of someone such as a Caesar, or, unjust laws, or, some other governmental program that is not fair to the people if we do not get involved in this process.

At the beginning of this article, I thought about the account you had stated about Jesus saying “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s”. It seems though that even with some of the candidates that we like, there is something about them that we may not agree with.

How should we handle that?

Jack Wellman March 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I would say to vote your conscience and for those who have biblical values. It is almost like choosing the lesser of two or more evils in a way. For example, I am pro-life and I tend to make this belief a strong factor in whom I vote for Dereck. Great question my friend. Thank you sir for your comment. Well said. I hope this answered your question. Please come back again my friend.

Dereck July 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Hey Jack,

I remember writing this. I know that I have to pray to come to a place where I can feel good about the vote I cast.

Thanks Brother

Dereck

Yashia October 24, 2012 at 11:57 am

As a young voter…I personally like Barack Obama for many reasons… when i think about taking my responsibility in voting I had to do some research on his views on Pro-life/choice (after seeing this article).
So while researching I got a thought in my head…God gave us free will. Seems contradicting that we as Christians look at “is he pro-life/choice?”.. When it really is our choice-God gave that to us so why should our president-an authority put in by God… take that free will away from us…Anyway im not sure if this makes sense…just a thought.

Jack Wellman October 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Thank you Yashia for your comment. Your comment does make good sense my friend. The decision to vote (I do vote) works together with God’s free will to place into office the man of His choosing. Beyond that, I am mystified by how God giving us freewill but it fitting into His purpose. I suppose this is what makes God, God! He can never be fully understood because the finite (we) can not ever understand the infinite (God).

Dereck October 24, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Hello Yashia,

I have read your message and Jack, I read yours also. I think both oif your messages hear make great sense and should be thought about!!

Another thing to take under consideration, I myself do not believe God would want His children (believers) to have to be under a political leader that will lead us down the wrong road.

That is why we have to try and do the best we can wirh our vote, but, we have to keep in mind that we must keep God first because a person will be the president.

A person who has all of the failings that comes with being a human. We are not electing a god. That is the thing we have to keep in mind.

Keep who ever wins in your prayers.

Peace and Love

Dereck

Mati Spencer November 15, 2012 at 8:00 am

Hello,

I liked the article! I just wanted to let you know that in the last paragraph you referenced Exodus 17:19-21, but I think you meant to reference Exodus 18:19-21.

Thanks,
Mati

Leslie Newell November 20, 2015 at 7:47 am

There are many opinions on this subject. What I believe is that we cannot be sure of getting a Christian President, unless we VOTE for a Christian nominee. Someone who has the beliefs of our God and Jesus Christ.

Bree Williams September 17, 2016 at 6:32 pm

The bible makes it very clear that christians should be footstep followers of Jesus Christ. When they tried to make him a king, what did he say John 18:36, he also ran away. The Bible teaches not to put your trust in humans Psalm 146:3, they are imperfect and God did not give humans the authority to rule over others Jeremiah 10:23. The bible teaches many have bible knowledge, but not accurate knowledge Romans 10:2. The bible also teaches that Satan is the temporary ruler over the earth 1 John 5:19, h was kicked out of heaven and where did he go to the vicinity of the earth. He influences the governments to do his will. He puts whoever he wants into government positions , Revelation 12:7-9. Humans and hypocritical religious leaders (just like the pharisees back in Jesus’ day) do not promote God’s kingdom as Jesus taught Matthew 6:9-19. Many people know the lord’s prayer, but do not know what is is or the truth about what it will do. This is a heavenly government set up by Jesus’ father, it has nothing to do with earthly governments, notice what it will do to earthly governments in the future Daniel 2:44. People who are advocating for human governments to bring peace are not advocating for God’s Government to rule over the earth. Only God through his kingdom and Jesus as ruler in that heavenly kingdom will bring true peace to the earth and restore the earth back to it’s original condition. The bible is clear when it states God’s purpose for humans and the earth. He created the earth for for humans and the heavens for the angels to live there not humans. He is not going to let humans destroy it Revelation 11:18. Psalms 37:29. The earth was created by God for his children to live on it forever. He will restore the earth back to his original purpose. Not imperfect, selfish, haughty, prideful dominating humans. This is the hope that Jesus taught when he preached about his father and his Kingdom. Notice what John 17:3 says all humans must do to benefit from accurate knowledge and learning about God and his son Jesus. For all those who do not believe this read the scriptures and do research. Stop listening to your hypocritical religious leaders whose only agenda is to have power, money and greed., open up your eyes, they do not teach the truth about the bible. Their future is not good along with those who do not conform to god’s will Matthew 7:13-14. Many people claim to be christians, but are you walking in Jesus footsteps, following the pattern of the first century christians, not just reading the bible or listening to preachers and not looking up the scriptures, and the applying them. Most people don’t. Notice what the above scripture says at Matthew chapter 7.

Jack Wellman September 17, 2016 at 6:54 pm

I vote for pro-life candidates….if we stay completely out of voting, then only the unsaved get to vote. I vote for those who support life. To not vote for life is to vote for abortion as we abdicate or give up our vote to pagans, of which we were formerly of.





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