1 Timothy 2:1-6, I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
John 18:36, Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
Colossians 3:1-2, If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
I have seen many Election Days come and many Election Days go in the past 40 years or so. Yet, I have never witnessed anything that comes close to this Election Season. NOT EVEN CLOSE! Neither have you. It’s been a circus to say the least, and we still have three weeks to go. 😦 There has never been, at least in my life time, an Election Season that has so divided, not only our country, not only Christians, but Baptists, as this Election Season. Surely, a sign of the times in which we live! Check out this link below and ponder they “whys” of the division, at least from one man’s perspective:
Of course, there are good arguments on both sides of the issue, at least when it comes to whether one should vote for Mr. Trump, a Third-Party candidate, or sit this one out. Very few “conservative” Christians, of course, would ever think of voting for Mrs. Clinton simply because of the Platform which she is running on
Both of the candidates, of the two major parties, have an extremely low approval rating among the voters. Both of these candidates have a bucket full of scandals that have “rocked” the electorate. And neither of the candidates, sad to say, would get even a “D” on a virtue test. So what can we, as followers of Christ do?
Let me offer a few practical suggestions:
- Pray for God’s will to be accomplished in this year’s election. And trust that it will!
- Keep in mind that Christ’s kingdom is not of this world and that God’s people throughout the ages have flourished during dark, difficult, and desperate times.
- Look at the issues involved with this year’s election.
- Consider the eternal impact of our vote, not simply the temporal impact of our vote.
- Vote you conscience based on an understanding of the scriptures.
- Absolutely do NOT allow politics to divide you from your brothers and sisters in Christ.
- Be careful who you publicly endorse, keeping in mind your testimony as a believer.
- Whoever gets elected, recognize it as the will of God.
- Pray for, rather than criticize, our political leaders. Especially pray for their salvation!
- Pray for a heaven-sent revival in America beginning first in your heart.