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In our day and age, there are many who want to drive the name and message of Christ completely out of the public arena, and on the ballot box is where it’s decided.
Voting is an opportunity for us Christians to promote, protect, and preserve a godly government. Ignoring that opportunity means letting those who would denigrate the name of Christ have their way in our lives and we’ve seen it happen all over the world.
Hosea 8:4 says, “They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.”
I hope this has answered your questions whether or not your president is there by God’s appointment. Sometimes it’s yes but most probably no. In terms of politics and leadership, there is evidence God is displeased with our choices of leadership at times.
The leaders we elect or do nothing to remove have great influence on our freedoms and prosperity in God. They can choose to protect our first amendment right to religious freedom and the right to spread the gospel, or they can restrict those rights. They can lead our nation toward righteousness or toward moral disaster. As Christians, we should stand up and follow our command to fulfil our civic duties, and the right to “RENDER” or vote is one big one. “…Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” Matthew 22:21.
Voting is an opportunity for us to declare we don’t want to suffer anymore. The evidence of sin’s grip on this world is everywhere. Christians in many countries in this world are oppressed and persecuted and that’s a fact. They suffer under governments they are powerless to change and governments that hate their faith and silence their voices. Much of the suffering on earth is because of godless leadership (Proverbs 28:12). Scripture gives Christians instructions to obey legitimate authority unless it contradicts the Lord’s commands (Acts 5:27-29; Romans 13:1-7).
Let’s strive to choose leaders who will themselves be led by our Creator (1 Samuel 12:13-25) rather than assume. Any candidates or proposals that violate the Bible’s commands for faith, marriage, family or life should never be supported (Proverbs 14:34). Christians should vote as led through prayer and study of both God’s Word and the realities of the choices on the ballot.