There are more than 4 reasons that Christians should vote on Election Day but here are 4 important reasons.
The Silent Majority
There are about 60 million evangelical Christians in this nation but sadly, only 20 million votes. That means that only 1 in 3 Christians vote and so we leave it up to the world to select our candidates. That seems wrong, doesn’t it? If we don’t vote, do we really have any right to complain about who’s in office and who’s not? If we don’t vote our conscience then those who don’t know Christ will choose who they believe is best so I urge you to vote and select someone whose values are closely related to yours…that is if your values are biblical ones. Didn’t Jesus say to render the things of God unto God and the things of Caesar unto Caesar (Mark 12:17)?
We are Stewards
We have had so many who have fought and died for this nation’s freedom to choose who we want to represent us and since much of the world doesn’t have the right to vote, then if we don’t vote, we have no right to complain about who won because we did nothing to effect the outcome of the election. Doesn’t the Preamble to the United States Constitution say “We the people?” And wasn’t this written by an overwhelming majority of Christians? Don’t you think they’d be disappointed by our political apathy today? I think God will hold us accountable for many things that we did and didn’t do in this life because we are not only stewards with what we have but what we are able to do but often don’t.
We are Salt and Light
Jesus said that we are the salt of the world and the children of light. Lights are not put under a cover nor does salt remain in the shaker. Both must reach out into the world in which we are to be an effectual cause for good to a lost, dying, decaying, and darkened world. Read what Jesus said about both salt and light in Matthew 5:13-15 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” Salt is a preservative and also an enhancer. Light shines in the darkness and gives others hope.
Your God Given Authority
Romans chapter 13 is all about God ordaining human government as it is written “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God” (Rom 13:1) so if we are to “Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed” (Rom 13:7) isn’t it our duty to vote since we have this right given to us by the God? By abdicating your vote and leaving it up to others to choose the candidates, haven’t we given up our influence to change or affect the nation?
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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