Many people will go to the polls because it is their civic duty–others will go because they are passionate for or against certain issues, agendas and parties. But for those who are Christians, you should go using Biblical discernment and prayer to guide your choices, recognizing that you have a responsibility to speak your principles and convictions to those sitting in offices throughout your state and in Washington. If you think your faith and politics don’t mix, I want to encourage you through the following Top 10 Reasons Why Christians Should Vote (thanks to Liberty Institute for sending this out) to not look to others to speak for you, but take personal responsibility for your individual rights and actions.
Why Vote? Tomorrow is election day and everything you hold dear – your values, life issues, taxes, health care, and more, will need your vote. If you haven’t already, please download the Free Voters Guide so you’re armed with the information you need to make an informed decision at the polls.
Top Ten Reasons Why Christians Should Vote:
Voting publicly recognizes that we submit to the authority of the political system in our nation as established by God. Romans 13:1-7
Voting recognizes the equality of all people and their right to speak and be heard. James 2:1
Voting is one way that we can obey God’s command to seek the good of those around us and our nation as a whole. Philippians 2:3
Voting shows that we care deeply about who our leaders are as we are urged to offer prayer and intercession on their behalf. 1 Timothy 2:1,2
Voting is a simple yet significant way we can do something about politics in our nation. ‘All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing, Edmund Burke. Psalms 34:14
Voting makes a difference in the same way a grain of salt makes a difference, and that is how we are to influence our society for good. Matthew 5:13
Voting is a privilege not to be taken for granted. Those of us who reap the benefits of living in a democracy should play a part in upholding democracy.
Not voting is a form of voting, as it will influence the outcome. We need to take responsibility for our actions, as well as our lack of actions. I Peter 1:13
Voting is part of our stewardship to use all the resources we have been given in ways that honor God; to waste a vote is to squander a gift.
Voting is Biblical. Jesus commands us to fulfill our responsibility to the civil authority. Matthew 22:21