We live in a time of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina, a time of the Columbine and VA Tech massacres. We wonder why God allows such things and even blame Him at times. We sin and allow 46 million abortions to take place a year. We tolerate lifestyle choices that clearly go against the Word of God. We vote to remove God from our schools, money and our Pledge of Allegiance. We have kicked God out of our country yet call upon Him when devastation arises and then we call to Him in prayer and count it suddenly acceptable when it may benefit or save us.
We are quickly destroying what our forefathers fought so hard and gave their lives to give us. This means now more than ever that we as Christians must turn toward Truth and seek out a candidate who most reflects that Truth. It is our responsibility as Christians to vote not so much on the candidate but for the platform for which they stand. It is critical to our faith and the future of this nation with respect to our Christian heritage.
It us up to us as voters and Christians to dig and do legitimate research on each candidate and their past voting positions. We must research the "core" issues for which they represent and not just those of health reform and tax cuts. We need to look at core issues such as their stand on abortion, who they claim God is and where they stand on our support of Israel. These issues should strike a chord within the Christian community and be the determining factor in who will receive our vote.
1. The right to life: Proverbs 6:17 says that God "hates the hands that shed innocent blood". In my opinion there is nothing more innocent than that of the defenseless unborn. If a candidate supports or embraces abortion (for whatever reason) then he or she is not accepting biblical truth.
2. Who God is: One only needs to watch the reference to Oprah in this blog to know that the new age philosophies are becoming more politically correct and gaining much popularity. It is so important as Christians to know what we believe and why and be ready to give defense to our faith. Candidates that vacillate on the sovereignty of "The Lord thy God is one God" and/or the divinity of our Saviour is a dangerous candidate from a Christian's perspective. If a candidate won't go on record and say that he or she believes that Jesus is the Son of God (for fear of offending others or because they truly do not believe it) then this too should raise serious red flags.
3. Israel: God's chosen remnant. The nation of Israel was restored in 1948 and subsequently reconciled to the Holy City of Jerusalem in The Six Day War in 1967. Since that time, they have and will continue to be despised by the majority of the rest of the world as fulfilment to biblical prophecy until Armageddon. It is in our best interest to fully support God's chosen people until the end of the age. If a candidate is not clearly pro-Israel in providing political and military support (if needed)- then beware of this candidate. (see Revelation 7:4, 14:1 and 14:3)
It's time to wake up and no longer stay quiet to the deliberate defiance of God's truth. It's time we take a stand and no longer accept the tolerance of ungodly behavior in our country. We as Christians must be the voice that says we will not tolerate untruth and rejection of our God any longer.
As the election time approaches, seek God's wisdom as to who stands for His truth. Search out the one who most reflects the values and beliefs of His biblical truth.
"Father give us wisdom and guidance as to who will most lead our country in bringing You honor and glory. Help us to hold strong to Your biblical truths and no longer accept that which this world calls us to tolerate. Help us to seek out truth and find strength in You to stand against that which wants to cast You out."
"It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible."
"The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American Life."
"In regard to this great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it."
"Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet-anchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your hearts and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization, and to this we must look as our guide in the future. Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people."
Ulysses S. Grant
Written by Nicole