National Responsibilities

Ps. 33:12 states, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD: and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance." Prov. 14:34, "Righteousness exhalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." (Please read Romans 13:1-7) I thank God for the privilege I have to cast my vote as a Christian. The formula is simple for a true Believer: Compare the Candidates views to the Bible's teachings and vote accordingly. As a Christian, I have a legal right and a moral responsibility to weigh the candidates in light of the Bible and make a Godly choice on election day. If I do not exercise that right, I forfeit the right to complain when elected officials enact laws which are contrary to the Godly principles found in the Holy Bible. Once a man has been elected to office, I have the Christian responsibility to pray for him.

1 Tim. 2:1-3 states, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be make for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour." Then in 1 Peter 2:13-17, we are to "Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake (of course the ordinance must not violate Scriptures): Whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by Him for the punishment of evildoers (Wonder what guide they use to determine what is evil? Where is separation of Church and state?) and for the praise of them that do well. For this is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King." Finally, we should elect leaders who take the closest stand to the principles of the Bible. Prov.29:2 states, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."

  1. The blessing of a nation is relative to its acceptance of the God of the Bible.
  2. The blessing of a nation is relative to its spirituality, and thus its morality.
  3. All public servants are under the authority of God and are to be respected for the office they hold. (Obviously, they must be respectable.)
  4. Citizens of a nation are instructed by God to pray for public leaders. One must be a Born Again Christian in order to do this effectively.
  5. I hope the candidates I feel are closest to the Bible Standard of Godly leaders are elected. However, if not, I will pray for the ones who are elected.

May God raise up a leader who will turn our nation back to the God of the Bible. Please vote!

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