- God Abhors Complacency and Silence re: Unrighteousness Ezekiel 3:18 makes it clear that God holds Christians accountable when we fail to speak up for God’s righteousness to the world around us. God will hold us responsible for failing to do so. Voting is one obvious and easy form of speaking-up in accordance with this scripture.
- On Some Issues, God Leaves No Room for Compromise Gen. 2:24 and I Cor. 6:9 make it clear that God is resolute regarding the issues of same-sex marriage. Psalms 139 makes it clear God’s position of the sanctity of human life for the pre-born. The Old Testament and Revelation make it clear regarding the need for the United States to stand on the side of Israel. Therefore, we can expect to be held responsible for voting for candidates that promote policies that are in direct and open defiance to God and His Word.
- God Commands us in Romans 13 to be Good Citizens. Voting is an indisputable part of good citizenship and honoring our system of governance. Hence, Christians should vote out of obedience to Romans 13.
- Voting Validates our Testimony and Christ’s Love in our Lives 2 Cor. 5:14 says “For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died.” If this passage is true, than we are to be driven as Christians to love and care for people outside our church walls. And, if we truly care for people outside our church walls, we can’t help but vote. Voting is a validation of the genuine love of Christ that is within us. And when we as Christians don’t vote, we send a message to the unbelievers around us that we really don’t care and our professed love is not real.
By Brad Dacus, Pres., Pacific Justice Institute