Should Christians Vote - PART 2

Phil Jellerson By Phil Jellerson, 20th Jan 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The issue of Christian voting is becoming a serious item of debate and division among Christians. In PART 1 we addressed the patriotic aspect of voting. In this PART 2 we will discuss the Christian aspect of political voting.

The Bible Is Silent

It was divulged in PART 1 that as a result of my declaration that I was not going to vote for either presidential candidate that I had been judged as unpatriotic. More disturbing to me is that Christians rule my abstention from voting as being unchristian. Is one’s Christianity to be legitimized by whether they vote in a political election or not? ABSURD!

I must emphatically announce that the Bible does not mention or give an example of political voting. NOT ONCE. I have seen several Bible references cited by some writers as making the act of political voting a Christian responsibility. After carefully reading them I find that those writers engaged in the unscholarly method of “creative interpretation.” That is simply making the Bible say what you want it to.

If the Bible presents no evidence of political voting then it can’t be used to designate political voting as Christian activity. We therefore wrongly accuse a Christian who refuses to vote for ungodly political candidates as being unchristian. In light of the Bible’s omission of political voting how can we rationalize the rightness of a Christian not voting? We do it by Biblical history and spiritual reasoning.

BIBLICAL HISTORY - I don’t think it can be argued that the apostles and the early church never voted for any political candidates. They cast no votes for kings or their oppressive Roman emperors. Kings and emperors ran no election campaigns. They assumed their position either by inheritance or usurpation.

Question: Do you think any amount of Christian votes would have changed the political landscape in that time? No! The same is true today. Christians have been voting for years and our society continually grows more base - more ungodly. Christians have not and will not rule on earth until they rule in Christ‘s kingdom.

Question: If the early Christians could have voted for rulers how many do you think would have voted for ungodly rulers such as King Herod, Felix, Festus, King Agrippa and the Roman emperors? Why then do Christians insist on voting for ungodly people to rule our country today?

SPIRITUAL REASONING - Though political voting is not specifically dealt with in the Bible I do believe it gives us direction in the matter. Many Bible references would serve us well here but I choose just one admonition of the Apostle Paul. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2

Christians are not to let the world press them into it’s humanistic mold. We are not to think or conduct ourselves in the ways of the world. Yet is that not what we do when we vote for ungodly people to rule us - people who promote abortion, homosexuality, gay marriage, destruction of the family, erasing religious and personal freedoms?

Question: Would God reason it unrighteousness for Christians not to vote for political candidates who are enemies of Him, Christ and the Word? I think not. Therefore, I am not be offended by Christians judging me to be unchristian for not voting. Neither should you. They have not yet attained that spiritual reasoning.

Thank you for reading and may GOD BLESS YOU.


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author avatar Stella Mitchell
20th Jan 2013 (#)

Someone is playing games here.
Bless you

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author avatar Phil Jellerson
20th Jan 2013 (#)

Stella, thanks for your comment.
Yes, you are right. We are instructed to pray for our leaders BUT we are to pray that our leaders would obey God and fulfill their position by maintaining a civil atmosphere in which Christians can live freely and safely.
Our government is not ruling as God would have them to. Religion and Christianity are being stifled and oppressed by our government.
They will answer to God for that one day.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
21st Jan 2013 (#)

Perhaps that it what we should pray for , that Godly principles are upheld . That applies to all Countries.
God bless you

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