Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vote and ...

Choose Wisely ~
- who will encourage, accommodate, tolerate the Christian religion, not hinder or prohibit it. (Hate crime legislation is upon us which could eventually make it illegal to preach against homosexuality or abortion... And don't forget the Supreme Court ruling regarding the Boy Scouts. We are one Supreme Court vote away from forcing the Boy Scouts to accept homosexual scout leaders. If that happens, will the churches be next?)

 - who recognize the Biblical family structure. "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." (Genesis 1:27) God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Henry. He intended marriage to be between a man and a woman. Vermont has already OK'd same-sex marriage. This is an attack against the very Biblical and ancient foundations of the institution of marriage itself.

 - who value human life from conception till death. God is the God of life, Jesus is life and both are very much against the taking of human life. What does the candidate believe about the value of human life not only after the baby has been born but five minutes before being born, or while it is halfway born? (Roe vs. Wade)

 - who place a value on justice and fairness for the oppressed and the poor, both of which get plenty of attention in scripture.

 who reflect a Christian lifestyle and character. "When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan." (Proverbs 29:2) "Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." (Proverbs 14:34)

 - who encourage personally responsibility for one's life, for the willingness to work and take care of one's self as one is able. "If a man won't work, neither shall he eat." (2 Thessalonians 3:10)

Put God's Kingdom First. (Matthew 6:33) Salvation from sin will never be found in human politics. It will only be found in God's kingdom. This is simply to say that our own worst social problems will never be solved merely by government, by electing new legislators or passing new laws. The human heart must be changed, and only God is up to that task.
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