3. Politics

Selected Passages

I've noticed that people are either devoted to or distracted by politics. It headlines the newspapers, the evening news, and the internet. As election day draws near there is just no escaping news about politics. It can be a very emotional and passionate topic. As I watch people and talk with them, from both political parties, I see many who are truly devoted followers of their candidate. There is nothing wrong with this in itself. But what does cause me concern is to see many Christians who are more passionate about their choice of a political leader than they are about our Lord Jesus Christ.

In my conversations with people I've been made aware that many have never thought to consider how to vote biblically. I believe many believers vote more for what their favorite candidate stands for rather than what the Word of God stands for. Every one of us is to vote responsibly; making a personal, informed, and biblical choice this November. Something to consider: If Christ is Lord of all of your life, then is He Lord of your political views. Are your views in line with His? In 2 Corinthians 10:5 Paul says that his goal is "taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ."  Every thought and every choice must be made in obedience to Christ. Let's look today what the Bible has to say about voting biblically.

-Pastor Terry