I beg to differ.
As Christians, you have more responsibility to vote than anyone else. Why? Because YOU are God’s voice on earth. And if as a Christian you believe God doesn’t want to be involved in politics, you are seriously misguided and uneducated in scriptures.
Let’s start at the beginning…
The ultimate politician before earthly politicians was God Himself. He ruled over the land. He made the rules. He upheld the rules. And He appointed people on earth to maintain them.
And then when Israel demanded a king, God hand picked Saul and then David and then Solomon.
Again, if you are schooled in scriptures, you know of the Judges and the Kings. And then you can see once God was taken out of the picture, starting at the end of Solomon’s reign, everything begins to fall apart and society became an “anything goes” culture.
We Are for the Poor!I’m often baffled to see “liberal” Christians, because I don’t understand their mindset or reasoning. I often think they believe that Democrats have the backs of the working man and the poor. However, they are sadly mistaken in that logic, because Democrats haven’t done anything to move poor people out of poverty, but instead have kept them oppressed and dependent on government programs. They promise goods that never arrive, much like Obama’s distribution of wealth, and yet they never seem to rise above their circumstances. Instead they are offered free goods so they will be liked and seen as “caring.”
“A man void of good sense gives a pledge and becomes security for another in the presence of his neighbor.” (Proverbs 17:18)Now don’t get me wrong, because God commands us to take care of the poor, but he expected you and I to do that! The church. The community. And for a very long time we did…until the government got involved during The Great Depression. Churches were pushed to the side and soon people were starving and standing in bread lines. The picture is disturbing.
So if you are a Christian and you’re a liberal because you believe we should be taking care of the poor, you’re 100% correct, but government should play a very small role and the church the bigger role. Once the government got involved, the churches began to fall to the wayside, and no one seemed to “need” the church anymore. And the church seemingly let it all happen.
I’ll tell you from my own experience when my family was in financial trouble, the church would only “allow” so much to be given to us within a year’s time. However, we paid 10% tithing each pay period only to find that when we needed some of that money back, we were refused. We couldn’t get help for all of our needs, just the ones they chose. And while we were able to get food from the food bank at church, we were only allowed four grocery bags a month. As anyone knows, four bags of groceries doesn’t go far, especially when one bag is solely for your household goods, like toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.
So again, if you are a liberal Christian what role are YOU playing in supporting the poor and helping them get OUT of poverty? Are you offering them jobs? Are you paying their rent and utilities? Are you providing more than 4 bags of food for a family of four? Or are you relying on the government to do that? The Mormon church got this right with their own welfare program! THIS is what the church should look like.
The above photo is of the Mormon welfare warehouse, called The Bishop’s Central Storehouse. This is how the church should be taking care of the poor. However, it’s not just a “give away” program. They also offer job training, and members who own businesses offer those in need, JOBS!
We Are Humanitarians!Some other liberal Christians claim they are Democrats because of the “humanitarian” aspect of the political spectrum. Again, I’m not sure where they see this since liberals are 100% pro-abortion. Our current President isn’t merely for abortion, but for partial birth abortion.
Let me ask you how God would view this scene… an innocent baby, helplessly in the womb being delivered up to the point of the neck and then the doctor sticks a knife in the child’s head and sucks out his/her brains. BRAINS! The child had a thinking, active brain that is SUCKED out of them. How humanitarian is that? Is God cheering that on? Is God happy with that “choice”? And if you can’t even VIEW the picture below, then I HIGHLY suggest you reconsider your vote for this President, because he believes this is perfectly fine. And if we think this is okay, let’s also consider how in Canada, they are now allowing AFTER-birth abortions. Meaning, once the child is born full term, if the mother decides she doesn’t want it, she can kill it. No. I’m not making this up.
BEWARE: HIGHLY GRAPHIC PHOTO BELOW!!
This is a drawing of the procedure, but below is REALITY of the procedure.
Was this God’s idea of life and choice? I doubt it.
We Don’t Want to be Seen as Homophobic Anymore!I’ve said this time and time again, that if it were up to me gays can get married. I see love…as love. But it’s not up to me! However, I know what God says about marriage and how it belongs solely to a “man and woman.” If someone can show me in the Bible where God CLEARLY said a man and a man, or a woman and woman should and could have sex together and “join” as one and reproduce, then SHOW IT TO ME and I’ll be the spokesperson for gay marriage. I will! I have friends who are gay and I’d like nothing more to show my support for them in every way. But first and foremost, I’m a Christian who believes the Bible to be true. My loyalty lies with Christ if push comes to shove.
Not one pastor of any church can scripturally show or verify that abortion is acceptable and not a sin, that homosexuality is right and pleasing in the eyes of God. These may be social issues, and many of us believe politics shouldn’t have any place in these topics, but they are MORAL issues. Right and wrong issues. Value issues. We can see what has happened over the course of time when we’ve allowed sin to become lawful. We open the door…
What the Bible SaysWhat does scripture say about all of these issues? What does the Bible say about life, babies, and children? What does God say about gay marriage and homosexuality? What did God say about Christians taking care of the poor?
Look, I’m not saying God’s a Republican. However, I do believe God is the Ultimate Politician. The REAL DEAL politician. He gave us direct ideas about how a politician should behave and govern:
“Strong leadership has a moral foundation.” (Proverbs 16:12)
The Foundation and Moral Fiber of AmericaMoral foundation. Godly foundation. What role does the Bible play in our nation’s foundation, success and laws?
“The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and Saint Matthew, from Isaiah and Saint Paul…If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State!” (Harry Truman, 33rd President)
“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” (George Washington, 1st President)
“If you take out of your statutes, your constitution, your family life all that is taken from the Sacred Book, what would there be left to bind society together?” (Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President)
The Answer for Your Presidential Vote is Clearly StatedBut again, I ask you, if you are voting, what are you voting for? Where can you find the answers on who to vote for? Well, our 40th President, Ronald Reagan said it best:
“Inside the Bible’s pages lie all the answers to all of the problems man has ever known…It is my firm belief that the enduring values presented in its pages have a great meaning for each of us and for our nation. The Bible can touch our hearts, order our minds, and refresh our souls.”
You Are Offensive to SocietyLastly, I think as Christians we truly need to consider our religious rights and freedoms that are now being taken away. In-home bible studies are being shut down by police, we can no longer offend people by saying, “Merry Christmas,” and students praying at school can and will be suspended. We did this to accommodate another religious group who found Christ to be offensive. And it was done through a liberal, political correct mindset: Christians are offensive. YOU, as a Christian, should be offended by that. But you’re not. You’ve become complacent. You’ve justified sin. You’ve made excuses. You’ve created your own god.
And then on the other hand we have people who hide behind religion because they are so misinformed and uneducated. They don’t KNOW the Word so they follow the crowd of hate mongers. Do not HIDE behind God, instead reside in God and “the truth will set you free.”