Truth is the beginning of wisdom…


Posted by straight shooter on November 3, 2008 under Political, Social Concerns, Theological Concerns

Beyond any shadow of a doubt, it is the duty and responsibility of every Christian to vote and to vote for leaders who promote Christian principles. If a candidate is not 100% in line with a biblical principle, then the candidate who supports that principle the strongest is the one who should obtain your vote! Following and promoting Christian principles are God’s will. Does God Expect Christians To Vote? Yes, He does!

The leaders we elect – or do nothing to remove – have great influence on our freedoms. They can choose to protect our right to worship and spread the Gospel, or they can restrict those rights. They can lead our nation towards righteousness or towards moral disaster.

As I hear “Christians” talk about the 2008 Presidential Elections I have been tremendously disappointed and frustrated. There is a lack of concern about where the candidates are spiritually, or even morally. Their concern has become more personal … no … actually more selfish. There seems to be a greater concern about what they can get from the government programs and candidate promises as opposed to the higher calling to “in-context” biblical values.

It seems “Christians” have thrown off biblical values and embraced the world of “free” healthcare, affirmative action, my this, my that … and yes, my taxes and social security … oh yes, and personal opinion. These have become an overriding focus over God’s values … life, righteousness, justice. Abortion, same-sex marriage, family values, and other moral issues need to be enforced by the Christian voter … not disregarded. When Christians vote against biblical values then they are voting against what God says through His Word, thereby they are sinning. They seem to be looking at biblical instruction as options … which they are not.

Christians need to make a stand for life and righteousness. They also need to understand that without biblical values none of the other things really are going to improve anyway … they will just continue to decline! How would Jesus direct us to vote? HWJV: How Would Jesus Vote?

Do your homework. All the information is on the internet. Compare what they say with their records. What I have discovered in that comparison of facts is that Obama is dishonest, lies consistently, frequently changes his stories, tries to keep people in the dark about his life and associations, has socialist and Marxist mentors, had the most aggressive abortion thinking I have ever seen, punishes those who disagree with him, and is not just the most liberal Democrat but a functioning socialist. None of the candidates are perfect but Obama is the one who concerns me the most as I checked records and made comparisons.

Cal Thomas states it well on today’s commentary.

I love this country. This election is so much more than about economics. Don’t support someone simply because of their rhetoric. Rather, follow Christ’s warning as you evaluate the candidates: “Be as shrewd as snakes.” Be careful of sheep in wolves clothing. Then vote!