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Jack Wellman October 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I have no doubt that we should vote Robert. It reminds me of the parable of the talents and we will have to give an account on how we used these talents and Romans 13 shows that, I feel, we are not only obligated but it is our duty to do so. To say Christians have no business voting or participating in the political process because religion and politics don’t mix (which I have been told several times) is to single out a particular group and strip them from their legal rights. This would be like Christians saying that “atheists have no rights to participate in the political system or vote.” We have not right to tell others, and so we should hold onto our God-given, Constitutionally-protected rights to participate in the political system, to donate to parties or candidates that hold to our value system, and to vote. Nicely done Robert. I concur.

Robert October 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Thank you, Jack.
You make some very good points in your comment. If we Christians do not voice our opinions then the only opinions that will be heard are those of anti-Christians. Our government is set up so that our voices can be heard through the medium of voting. Sure, we have other means of sharing the Gospel, but for our voices to be heard in the political arena (which influences the moral, ethical, economical, military, etc. condition of our nation) we need to vote. It is another way we can be the mouthpiece of God. God bless you, Jack.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

Peter Omagu October 21, 2012 at 3:41 am

God knows the best. Our duties as christians is to please God. So, we should do things and work in line with God. God loves you.

Robert Driskell October 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Thank you for reading and commenting, Peter, I appreciate it very much. You are absolutely right in what you say. It is just that simple. The Bible says that we are to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, body, and strength, and out neighbor as ourselves. May God richly bless you.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

Dereck October 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Hi Robert

Good article!! I have a cousin who does not vote, now I do not know why he does not, but, I think it has something to do with something that the candidates stands for. If he feels it is against what he believes, then he does not vote.

I keep thinking about the fact that people of my race (I am a black man) died so that I would have the opportunity to do so.

The thing that does bother me though is voting for a candidate who does side with a particular issue that I do not believe in and is against the word of God. Its like voting for the lesser of two evils.

Good job Robert.

Peace and Love

Dereck

ding October 24, 2012 at 3:47 am

The issue of exercising or not vote or participating or not in any electoral vote is the right of every citizen as enshrined in the constitution. I don’t find any biblical verse that it is not fit for a christian not to vote. In the area of politics I don’t find any politician doing the will of GOD and for the benefit of His kingdom. Therefore, it is a useless exercise to vote since all or either of them is not doing the will of GOD. GOD only allows men (whether good or evil) to lead and form a government according to the natural order of things.

Robert October 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Ding,
Thank you for reading and commenting. I agree with you that the Bible does not say it’s a sin to not vote. It doesn’t speak about voting at all, as a matter of fact. For the Christian, voting is a matter of conscience. If one does not feel that the Lord wants them to vote, then they shouldn’t. You are misinformed on one count, there ARE Godly men and women seeking to serve God in public office. There may not be many of them, but they are there.
The Bible says that we are to be salt and light and that we should shine as lights in the world (Philippians 2:14-16). Therefore, if our vote can influence the world for Christ, we should do so. Granted, in all elections there may not be a clear choice, but in many the choice is clear. And all elections aren’t held to vote a person (or people) in or out of office. Many elections are held so that the citizenry can vote on issues pertaining to life. Once again I say that, if Christians do not vote, then the only votes that will be counted will be those of the godless. Therefore, the godless will shape our society. And, our society’s morals influence people. Do we want people influenced FOR God or FOR secularism. Ding, you must follow where you believe God to be leading you, and I applaud you for that. However, Christians who vote are simply expressing their faith in public arena, and I applaud them for doing that also. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

Ding February 9, 2014 at 4:49 am

Robert, I agree with you that not all politicians who are running for a seat in the government are all evil, there may be some few good men like Nicodemus who was a member of the Sanhedrin during Lord’s Jesus time. However, as a true believer in Christ we should or must not allow every part of our being to be yoked with the standard of this world. Good people joining in the government must face the risks of being eaten by the corrupt system of any political government lest involving in corrupt practices. There will be no endless of corruption happening since Satan is supreme ruler of this world. Few good christian cannot prevail on the reality that evil persist on this world. Only the actual reign of our Lord Jesus can enable that. That’s why Sodom and Gomorah was destroyed by God despite of the presence of some few good abiding lawmen during those times. Take note of this, even God himself instructed us not to pray on their behalf to those idolatrous nations. Read Jeremiah chapter 7.

As a true and genuine believer of Christ we must focus our time, energy and resources in fulfilling Jesus Christ gospel first for our immediate family, while we are still on earth. Living here on earth is just temporary this is not our permanent country, we are citizens of heaven.

Morden Grey February 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Heh. Interesting topic. I don’t think Politicians should be paid, period. I think they should fulfill their political duties while working a real job. There are a few exceptions, but it has gotten out of hand.

But then again–I also think pastors and preachers shouldn’t get paid to give their sermons and lessons in church. I don’t remember Christ or the apostles getting donations or being paid. I don’t think it’s right, but that’s just me.
(Preaching for the filthy lucre and whatnot)

Robert February 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Morden,
I wouldn’t mind paying politicians (a pay scale comparable to other working men and women) if they would do their job. Like you said, there are some exceptions, but far too many now days.
I believe a pastor should be paid, because it allows them more time to focus on pastoring, praying, sermon writing, etc. There is nothing wrong with a bi-vocational pastor, but sometimes there’s not enough time to do both as well as one would like. However, that being said, if one’s motivation for getting paid is simply to get rich or build an empire, then the motive is wrong and it would not be honoring God. Thanks again for your comments.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

rocky February 8, 2014 at 8:25 am

hi Robert i just want to know that what if you not sure of who you want to vote for? is it OK not to vote at all?

Robert February 8, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Hi Rocky,
Thank you for reading and commenting. I definitely think that not voting is an option. I would spend some serious time in prayer, seeking God’s will in the matter. If it is unclear whom you should vote for, or if God clearly leads you to not vote, then that’s fine. You can always be a prayer warrior; praying for our country and its leaders…which we are instructed to do anyway (I Timothy 2:1-2). God bless you, Rocky.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

Rohbar February 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

If GOD (YAHWEH) gives you a nation or should I say gives you birth in a nation especially when it is started by Christians such as pilgrims and those who got away from persecution in England. The Founders and Framers went thru a lot to give us a Republic and because many are not familiar or know what the history is of what they went thru and that GOD and JESUS CHRIST was mentioned in many of our founding documents! Christians if they knew their Bible and they knew the history not just here but documents created in England (Magna Carta Mayflower Compact, etc) they listen to the lies of church/state lies and what ever else the world spews out instead of GOD’s word! Matthew 25 (TALENTS) basically responsibility not just money as many believe this is related to, this is a description of everything that GOD gives us! In Palsms 149 verses 4-9. And another action by a democrat to shut churches up was Lyndon Johnson pushed the 501-c3 rules which is totally un-Constitutional it makes churches subject to the state!





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