How Should Christians Vote?

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Derek1955

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"The Church represents the Kingdom of God just as the Captain of the Hosts of the Lord. But too many of us have chosen sides."

Unfortunately the church is staffed by human beings and shares their fallibility and is seen to take 'sides' in many areas outside of its calling. In the world God has called us to live in we have, with God's help, to do the best we can in the most difficult of circumstances for we are told to render unto both God and Caesar - albeit imperfectly.
 

Runningman

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Whilst democracy is considered by many to be the best available system of government it is nevertheless comprised of imperfect voters casting their votes for imperfect candidates who are fielded by imperfect parties.

A Christian who takes part in an election must decide with the help of prayer upon the best option available and if all options appear unacceptable then the only choice left is not to vote.

A Christian's loyalty must always and forever reside with the commandments of God and should any party be seen advocating the breaking of any of those commandments then they should not be supported.

For a follower of Christ there can be no such thing as a lesser of two evils. There is no halfway house that lies somewhere between righteousness and evil. There is no Heaven with even a little hell in it.

Perhaps this means that a Christian should never vote.
According to Romans 13:1-2 God himself institutes governments.

"1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment."

Meaning that while God may or may not agree with a particular government ideology like liberalism or conservativism, he does institute their existence.

It is my belief that Christians should always vote for the government God wants. While governments may have their hands in evil practices, they also do good things as well and are composed of imperfect people as you correctly stated.

Also, Christians should obey government regulations unless they require sinning by law. Peter, a disciple of the Lord, said in Acts 5:29 “We must obey God rather than men."

So in our effort to obey God rather than men, knowing that God institutes governments, should we make a prayerfully informed decision? Yes! I think so. Therefore, since people are imperfect no matter where we look to we should vote for the party who most closely aligns with the morality of God.

If we are looking for God-like perfection in a government then we will never find it on Earth unless God himself institutes it.
 

Derek1955

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According to Romans 13:1-2 God himself institutes governments.

"1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment."

Meaning that while God may or may not agree with a particular government ideology like liberalism or conservativism, he does institute their existence.

It is my belief that Christians should always vote for the government God wants. While governments may have their hands in evil practices, they also do good things as well and are composed of imperfect people as you correctly stated.

Also, Christians should obey government regulations unless they require sinning by law. Peter, a disciple of the Lord, said in Acts 5:29 “We must obey God rather than men."

So in our effort to obey God rather than men, knowing that God institutes governments, should we make a prayerfully informed decision? Yes! I think so. Therefore, since people are imperfect no matter where we look to we should vote for the party who most closely aligns with the morality of God.

If we are looking for God-like perfection in a government then we will never find it on Earth unless God himself institutes it.
Nowhere in scripture does it say that life in the flesh will be easy and certainly a Christian life consists neither in its length of days nor in the ease of body.
 

Runningman

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Nowhere in scripture does it say that life in the flesh will be easy and certainly a Christian life consists neither in its length of days nor in the ease of body.
I agree. Knowing that is a sign of a mature Christian.
 
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As I stated before the BLM Marxist thugs and Socialists hate Christians. While at the same time we see the fascist politics exploiting crises to advance its ideological agenda. “If you pluck a chicken one feather at a time people don't notice it,” Benito Mussolini
 

Derek1955

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As I stated before the BLM Marxist thugs and Socialists hate Christians. While at the same time we see the fascist politics exploiting crises to advance its ideological agenda. “If you pluck a chicken one feather at a time people don't notice it,” Benito Mussolini
Do not be surprised or even distressed by anything anyone says about Christians. We have been warned in advance by Jesus as recorded in Matthew 10:22-25 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
 

Lanolin

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mmm you could just toss a coin.

The Bible says that to end disputes you draw lots. Which was what they kind of did for the 12th apostle, Matthias and then God ended up picking Saul (who became Paul) and nobody even voted for him.

huh. former pharisee and all that, although he was born into it. But what choice do WE as human voters have to change anything? a man could be voted in, and then can easily just change his mind on all that he promises when he gets in power. cos hes depending on votes. isnt this just people pleasing?
 

Derek1955

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mmm you could just toss a coin.

The Bible says that to end disputes you draw lots. Which was what they kind of did for the 12th apostle, Matthias and then God ended up picking Saul (who became Paul) and nobody even voted for him.

huh. former pharisee and all that, although he was born into it. But what choice do WE as human voters have to change anything? a man could be voted in, and then can easily just change his mind on all that he promises when he gets in power. cos hes depending on votes. isnt this just people pleasing?
And with those words is the beginning of wisdom.
 

Chester

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Whilst democracy is considered by many to be the best available system of government it is nevertheless comprised of imperfect voters casting their votes for imperfect candidates who are fielded by imperfect parties.

A Christian who takes part in an election must decide with the help of prayer upon the best option available and if all options appear unacceptable then the only choice left is not to vote.

A Christian's loyalty must always and forever reside with the commandments of God and should any party be seen advocating the breaking of any of those commandments then they should not be supported.

For a follower of Christ there can be no such thing as a lesser of two evils. There is no halfway house that lies somewhere between righteousness and evil. There is no Heaven with even a little hell in it.

Perhaps this means that a Christian should never vote.

Once I find a candidate that believes in and practices the Sermon on the Mount then I will vote for them. Until then I won't vote.
 

sherryt

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:unsure: Bad spelling?
@GST where's that at in my post you judged so?
SK: Can you help me out here. GST judged one of your postings? Would you be so kind as to refer me to the post # I'm just somewhat surprised, but I sometimes live daily surprised, LOL Thanks ST
 
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This becomes a hypocritical statement if you vote for the Republican party!

It was a Republican Supreme Court that approved SAME-SEX MARRIAGE (with a controlled Republican House and Senate).

Roe v. Wade Approved By Republican Appointees. A 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, legalized abortion by a 7-2 vote. Six of the seven justices in the majority were Republican. This also includes same sex marriage - Republicans legalized same sex marriage.
Well then, vote Democrat if you don't want abortion and same sex marriage and the other stuff. They're undercover. Ssshhh
 

Nehemiah6

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Once I find a candidate that believes in and practices the Sermon on the Mount then I will vote for them. Until then I won't vote.
What if that candidate ask you whether you do the same?
 

John146

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Once I find a candidate that believes in and practices the Sermon on the Mount then I will vote for them. Until then I won't vote.
That would mean cancel the military.

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
 

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I was browsing through some threads and I saw this one And clicked on 194335 and 4352959. I’m so terribly sorry and humbly Apologize, that was not my attention. I thought I clicked on Liked but being new I’m still getting used to the site. Again please accept my sincerest apology, I will be more careful. If I do it again I will send you my address (even though my town is so small you probably couldn’t find it) and you can come kick my behind :)
 

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I was browsing through some threads and I saw this one And clicked on 194335 and 4352959. I’m so terribly sorry and humbly Apologize, that was not my attention. I thought I clicked on Liked but being new I’m still getting used to the site. Again please accept my sincerest apology, I will be more careful. If I do it again I will send you my address (even though my town is so small you probably couldn’t find it) and you can come kick my behind :)
If I ever did that I'd be wearing bunny slippers so it wouldn't sting very much. :eek::LOL: And please don't feel bad. I was new here too and it is understandable that you have to find your way around. No harm done.
 
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like so many'puppets/posers today', bought with an un-holy price...