If God Were on the Ballot, Would You Vote for Him?
There's so much going on with the 2008 election already, and I really pray that we, as Christians, will view the options through a biblical worldview. As believers, our political views will be different from the mainstream secular politically correct mantras. We cannot align with everything going on in politics, but we have certain "unbendables" in our faith, like preserving life and traditional marriage, and this is making us different from the mainstream popular views of our culture. As biblical Christians, we hold to these values because God holds to them, not because our favorite candidate builds a platform on them.
Here are a few questions we need to ask ourselves now, way before election day: Do we vote for the popular guy because he can get elected, or has a great campaign fund, or do we vote for the guy who represents our views and the views of biblical Christianity? Or, do we vote a certain party because we've always voted along those party lines, and don't look any further into the issues? The political arena is getting increasingly hostile towards Christianity. Biblical Christians will immediately be tagged as Conservative Christians. We'll even be scolded as having an intolerant view. We'll be persecuted for creating some sort of agenda just to get our candidate elected. We'll be relegated to one party, and that party will be chastized because we take a stand on the sanctity of life. We'll be persecuted because we actually think God meant that marriage is meant to only be between one man and one woman. We'll be ridiculed because we believe that taking our vows before God means that God is part of our marriage covenant.
Are you ready to take the heat, or are you more willing to get out of the kitchen, and compromise?
Conservative Christians are not republican because they've always been...they vote republican quite often because that's where the biblical worldview is most represented through pro-life, pro- traditional marriage agreement. Unfortunately, I think that sooner than later, we as biblical Christians will not have a candidate that reflects our views on that election day ballot. So, then what?
If there were no party lines, where would you vote, and how would you make your decision?Most importantly, if God were on the ballot, but was the least likely to get voted in by the majority, would you still vote for Him, or would you vote with the surging tide of popularity? Would you stay in the kitchen and take the heat with the Savior who endured the cross on your behalf?