Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Few Thoughts on Voting:

Ultimately, there is no authority that has not been instituted by God (Rom. 13:1), by Him kings reign (Prov. 8:15), He establishes kings and removes them (Dan 2:21), and He reigns over all with supreme authority demanding allegiance from all nations and rulers(Matthew 28:18-20, Ps. 2:9, Ps 67:4, Dan. 4:17, Ps 22:28). God has sovereignly instituted every authority over man for His purposes whether it be judgment or blessing.
The Christian’s duty, in every nation, in every circumstance, is obedience and faithfulness to the Word of God. We are to only elect men of wisdom, discernment, and experience (Dt. 1:13), able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain (Ex. 18:21), not men who are complete strangers to the authoritative ways of biblical justice and righteousness (Dt. 17:15), or who have proven themselves dangerous in using the legislative apparatus to harm the innocent (Ps. 94:20, 21). In 2 Samuel 23:3, King David declared: "He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God."
If a candidate is not qualified, we do not cast a ballot in their favor, calling what is evil “good” (Is 5:20, Mal. 2:17). If there is a qualified candidate we courageously vote for him regardless of his chances of winning, trusting God to appoint whoever He wishes, who in His good time will bring most glory to His name.   The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. – Prov. 16:4 (Also Ex. 9:16) “In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Ps 56:11

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