Sunday, November 20, 2016

Should Christians vote?

Some people spend a lot of time worrying about if Christians should vote or not. I don't know why that question is such a big thing with some people, it is very easy to answer: If you want to vote, then do it. If not, don't do it. There's nothing else to it. But some people like to be difficult and over complicate things. They say that since there is not a verse that mentions voting for elected officials then we shouldn't do it. [Of course, these same people 'vote' on things at their Baptist business meetings without a verse for that either.]  

The Bible says that "the powers that be are ordained of God" and that "rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil" (Rom. 13). Therefore we NEED political powers, God has ordained human government. The way we get political powers in America is

Paul exercised his political rights as a Roman citizen (Acts 22:25, 25:11) and the Bible never condemns doing that. 

Religious people love bondage, they love to invent their own rules to enforce on other people instead of walking in the liberty that we have (Gal. 5:1). 


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