Can a Christian Vote for Anyone?

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Does the Bible give us direction for whom we should vote?

Of course key here is whether or not one believes the Bible is the inerrant, infallible, inspired, authoritative Word of God. Or is the Bible just a helpful book. Or perhaps it is a book irrelevant for life and living in our day.

The first means you prayerfully live by the Bible every day with the direction of the Holy Spirit which indwells every true Christian.

The second means you do what you want to do without real concern for what the Bible really directs.

In 1982 “under the Presidency of Ronald Reagan, in a Joint Resolution, both the United States Senate and House of Representatives declared 1983-The Year of the Bible (italics mine).”[1]

Today both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are in steep spiritual and biblical decline.

So, back to the question at hand, “can a Christian vote for anyone they choose?”

While the Bible doesn’t address America’s political system directly, it does give clear direction in this matter. So let’s see what God’s Word says.

Ephesians 5 tells us to “let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience (v6; NASB).”

What are empty words? Empty words are words spoken without belief or intent–lies. It is the case that the person has no intent upon acting on them—indeed they may do the opposite!

How do we discern whether a man’s words are empty?

It is not what a man says, that should tell us who he is, rather is past and present actions. Can a man or woman change—certainly?

An example may be useful here.

Ronald Reagan was a liberal Democrat. Not just someone who voted Democrat. He was a very active member heading committees and fighting against conservatives.

But he didn’t flip-flop all of a sudden and run for President. It was well over a decade before he ran for POTUS.

If someone has been politically active we can look at their voting record along with their rhetoric; has it been consistent?

For someone “new” to the political arena you can look at the actions in their business and who and what they have supported politically in the past.

In 2008 this country made a huge mistake by electing Obama. A secretive man—an interloper from Kenya, who was born to a Muslim father and whose stepfather was also Muslim.

A child born a Muslim leaves Islam only under the threat of death.

Even some very liberal Democrats are seeing the error of the Obama era.

But there are many Republican, RINO candidates on the “conservative” side that are more of the Washington cartel or who are interested more in their own agenda and power than righting the sinking ship of America.

This is our last chance; indeed I am not sure the train has not already left the station.

We have maybe one shot. Let’s not do an Obama error again.  End of an Error

 

 

[1] D. D. Edwards, Before the Final Trump ( Bloomington, IN:Crossbooks, 2010), 22.

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