Why Should Christians Vote?

A re-post for today’s election. Your vote counts!

If God is ultimately in control of the world and has a specific plan for it, why should Christians even vote?

Here are three reasons to consider:

1) Although God brings global events together according to His purposes for the world and our nation, He calls each of us to play a part in His plan. (Titus 3:1-2, Philippians 1:27)

2) That’s because God uses people to move His plans forward. (Deuteronomy 31:7-8 and Isaiah 46:10-11 are but a few examples of this.) That includes every one of us and is part of His plan for our life. (Ephesians 2:10)

3) And perhaps most importantly our religious freedom as US citizens enables us to fulfill God’s call to spread the gospel. (Matthew 28:19-20) This is what our country’s founders–and many American soldiers since–fought so hard to secure. This life-costing liberty will be enjoyed only as long as we fight for it, especially in the face of the growing trend of hostility towards Christians in our nation.

So shouldn’t we be faithful stewards of our citizenship and contend for the gospel by getting out to vote for those whose principles are most pleasing to God?

Then, when we’ve done our part we can trust the election results that God allows, knowing it’s part of a bigger plan because “…dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations.” (Psalm 22:28)

 

Therefore, no matter what tomorrow holds, God will be with us in it.

Indeed, God will be with us and go before us saying, “”… in me (Jesus) you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) and “Do not let your hearts be troubled…” (John 14:27) for He holds our future and He is in control!

 

These are only a few of the reasons to vote. What motivates you to vote?

 

 

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4 Responses to Why Should Christians Vote?

  1. That’s like asking if we should give to charities or help people in distress. Of course God can take care of problems without our help, but we’re supposed to do what we can to help others.

    • Bethany says:

      I agree. My daughter and I were just talking about how God doesn’t wave a magic wand to “fix” things, He expects His people to be His hands and feet…

  2. Peggy says:

    “…dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations.” (Psalm 22:28)
    So good to be reminded of this, dear friend. Again, you turn my eyes and heart to God and His character. Clinging to His sovereign control when things look anything but controlled…

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