It has been encouraging to see the number of folks online who are passionate about the coming election. It is a crucial one. But it seems that I remember that warning before every election in the past 25 years at least. But that doesn’t mean that we should not realize that there is far more at stake in this one!
As I read the Facebook posts and the blogs, I can’t help but check my own heart as to my MOTIVE and the criteria that I use to determine how I will vote. I’d kinda’ wish I could be registered as both parties just so I could vote in both primaries. I’d vote against some things and some candidates more than vote for the other. The truth is I’m neither a Democrat nor a Republican. And though I consider myself independent, if I register as such I can only vote in the general election.
And here’s the criteria that I will use to vote: Jeremiah 29:7 & 2 Timothy 2:1-2. God instructed the Israelites to be good citizens of Babylon and even to pray for the wicked, Godless king Nebuchadnezzar. Paul instructed us that all Christians should be praying for “ALL that are in (civil) authority.”
And the reason we are to pray and what we are to pray is the same in both case: that we can live free enough to worship our Lord and serve Him.
I CANNOT vote for Obama and the Democratic party because of his recorded stand against Christianity, his hostility toward the religion of the Jews and Christians, his admiration for and endorsement of Islam. Nor can I support the party because their national convention tried (thankfully unsuccessful) to remove God and the Bible from their platform. I listened to all three of the votes on that issue and still judge that the majority of those voting were opposed! And it was a judgment call by the chairman.
I fear that a victory for the incumbent president will mean a giant step towards “one nation under Allah” and increased hostility against the “People of THE BOOK”.