What – NOT WHO – are you voting for
Author: Steve Huston  

I am convinced that this is the most important Presidential election of my lifetime; I must vote. We are at an extremely important juncture; my vote, and yours, will help to decide which direction America will take. We are at a crossroads from which, if we turn wrongly, our country will not return. As President Reagan said, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness.”America has taken more than her first step toward darkness; we’ve been walking, and now seemingly running, toward the darkness of communism for many years now. Like a cockroach that scurries from the light, there are those who have run from the light of Biblical truth, deceiving themselves and others that darkness offers freedom rather than death.

As a Christian I must NOT vote for the “D,” “R,” or whatever letter follows the candidate’s name. I can’t vote according to media spin or what others say about the candidate or even my own personal feelings of like or disgust for the candidate. I recognize that no one is perfect, including myself; so, I must vote for whoever most closely aligns to the Biblical values I claim to hold to.

I’m voting for principles, not people.  What are you voting for? We must listen to what the candidates are telling us they will do; AND more importantly, we must look to see what they have been doing for/to our country while holding the offices they have held. This is not only true for the office of President, but also for all down ballot elections as well. Knowing that the Constitution was put in place to protect me, and knowing that obedience to God is the best course for any nation, I will be voting for the person who most closely aligns with Biblical, constitutional principles – regardless the letter or the name.

The Declaration of Independence rightly claims that every person has the God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. God is the giver of life and hates the shedding of innocent blood; I will vote for the most pro-life candidate. The Bible encourages self-governance; so I will vote for the one who stands for limited federal and civil government, thereby securing my liberty. The highest form of felicity comes from living a virtuous life in obedience to our Creator God; so I’ll cast my vote for the one who protects religious liberty. In essence, I’m voting for the fact that liberty is my best weapon and Jesus is my only Hope.

I’m voting for the Bill of Rights:  The First Amendment guarantees my freedom of speech, worship, and the redressing of a tyrannical government. The Second Amendment guarantees my ability to protect myself from the government and others. Countries who give up their guns whimper quietly into the night without a bang. Amendments 3, 4, and 5 protect my property, which refers to more than just land. I will vote for the one who stands most constitutionally regarding all that the Bill of Rights guarantees. That candidate understands that the government is limited to a list of enumerated powers and nothing more and that; We the People are meant to be the governing force.

I’m voting for the rule of law:  That includes local, county, and state police, those constitutional officers that protect my community; anyone who would defund them stands for lawlessness and will not get my vote. I understand that the next Supreme Court Justices will be chosen by whoever wins the Presidential election. I want to do my part in securing that SCOTUS wears black robes of justice, not black masks of death. The Electoral College is an integral part of making sure that every legal vote counts. (Some would bring in 22+ million aliens, let them vote, and then they can keep winning with the popular vote.)

I’m voting for many uncategorized things: I’ll vote for the military and for the veterans who fought for and laid down their lives for this country. I’ll vote for freedom and the American Dream. That means the most pro-work candidate receives my vote; because God says that if we won’t work we shouldn’t eat. Welfare, as it now is, oppresses the poor and enables laziness, stealing the “American Dream” from both those who work and those who won’t. God warns that the borrower is servant to the lender; I’ll vote for the most pro-debt reduction candidate.

Charles Finney had these important words to say about Christian Duty and politics:

“The Church must take right ground in regard to politics…The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics… Politics are a part of religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation were becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you, He does see it, and He will bless or curse this nation, according to the course they take.”

Government was established by God to reward good and to punish evil. Let us gauge good and evil by the Scriptures, having no other standard. We must stand firm for Biblical principles; we dare not compromise with or appease the evils of our day. Our Constitution was made for the liberty and good of all men, establishing self-governance and limited government. Christian, vote to the glory of God! May all men vote for the liberty of his neighbor, the security of his posterity, and the continuance of freedom in the world.

In light of all this, I’m voting for the Constitutional Republic we live in, the land and laws that God providentially raised up and has used for His purposes. I am voting for good against evil—that’s what it really boils down to. I’m not voting for a person; I am voting for the future of my country. Above all, I am dutifully voting my Christian values.

What are you voting for?

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