Monday, November 5, 2012


As American citizens, God has given us the freedom to decide who our elected officials will be.  As American Christians, we should be absolutely certain we vote for the persons God wants in office.  To be apathetic and vote for members of one's own party affiliation, or one's own religion, or one's own race, or one's own gender, is not only foolish, it is dangerous.  There are decent men and women in both parties, but unfortunately, there are corrupt men and women in both parties as well.  Because of what the Bible teaches concerning how believers are to respond to those in governmental positions of power, it certainly behooves us to vote for those whose beliefs are in accordance to God's Word.  Otherwise, we are placing ourselves under the authority of men and women who could care less about the will of God!  Hear the Word of the Lord!      

"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.  Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.  For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power?  Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:  for he is the minister of God to thee for good.  But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.  Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.  For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.  Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour."  (Rom. 13:1-7).

"Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme:  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" (1 Pet. 2:13-17).
God is not mocked; the vote you sow will yield the leaders you deserve!

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