With the most interesting election and 2 most diverse candidates in history, who should I vote for this election? As a Christian there is really no contest on the answer to this. Now I know the church isn’t allowed to voice their opinion because of the laws that have been put in place. What a shame this is, as the media outlets voice their opinions and even endorse candidates to help them reach a larger audience. The church, the ones closest to the people, should be allowed as well. Regardless, the church needs to make known the kingdom principles of this election and make known who stands for God and who does not.
When asking who you vote for as a Christian, you should be looking at one thing, and one thing only. Where does the candidate stand on the issues most important to God’s heart? Whether the candidate is Christian or not, or say they are or not, is a Christians priority in voting. Let’s take the scripture that everyone should live by. Matthew 6:33-34 states “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about it’s own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” With that being said if we seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness in the election, everything else will fall into place. That is, unless you don’t believe the word of God.
Now if you look at our candidates, you see 2 people that are extremely rough around the edges. One of them is a politician and the other is a successful businessman. But what do these words really mean? To be safe I looked it up in the Merriam-Webster dictionary because it has been around the longest and is most reputable.
1. a person experienced in the art or science of government; especially one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government
2 a: a person engaged in party politics as a profession b: a person primarily interested in political office for selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons
a man who works in business especially in a high position
a man who is good at dealing with business and financial matters
What are the issues closest to God’s heart during the election?
Economy: God desires us all to live a rich and prosperous life (Joshua 1:8). But we must go back to the scripture to seek first the kingdom of God. This will be given to us is the rest falls into place.
Taxes: Jesus said to give Caesar what is his (Matthew 2:21). So that’s not it.
Safety and Security: Psalm 91 tells us that no evil shall befall us nor shall any plague come near our dwelling.
Do you think we found those things closest to God’s heart yet? Let’s look at a few other topics and the positions of our candidates.
Abortion. Life starts at the beginning. I don’t think I need to get into the details of how a child is conceived but you have 2 living organisms (one from the male and one from the female) that come together to create one. The life that was created through the 2 coming into one begins a new life. This life grows and feeds in the woman’s body until it is ready to live outside and breathe the air of the world. Now for vegans, if you don’t eat eggs because it is a living creature then this must be true of the human fetus. For evolutionists, you believe that we evolved from the smallest of living organisms, so it must be life, right? For the feminists, most do not want to accept that there is a living being growing inside your body. An unborn child does not have constitutional rights, but yet it is illegal to destroy the eggs of an eagle because it is living thing. Seems like an oxymoron.
Gay Marriage and the LGBT community: The word states that sexual interaction between the same sex is a sin (Leviticus 18:22). God calls this an abomination. Now only Jesus was without sin. But we have the grace and mercy of God, by the salvation of our Lord Jesus, to take our sins and wash them away. All churches should be accepting of the LGBT community in their house to hear the word. They should not, however, accept their sin. When you agree in the covenant of marriage to live in sin, you are bound in this sin for eternity. The church cannot and must not accept or encourage that because it stands against everything God created. Our constitution and laws are to protect, not to hold anyone in eternal bondage.
Illegal Immigration: For the immigrant, we are to be compassionate and welcoming, which our laws allow. Illegal, back to Merriam-Webster, means not allowed by law. Deuteronomy 30:16 says to keep His commandments, laws, and statutes that you may live and multiply and the Lord will bless you in the land. Blessings in the land will not happen unless we follow the laws set for us. The Bible says to keep the laws or uphold the laws numerous times in the bible. Justice must be kept for us to thrive. It is our duty as Christians to uphold the nation’s laws by following the laws and commandments of God.
Hopefully this enlightened you on the topics closest to God’s heart. As Christians, we need to uphold His heart in our nation, in any way possible. We are running out of time. We need to stand for this nation and stand for our God, the God above all others. Do not be deceived by the devil and throw out all things contrary to the word of God. If we seek His kingdom principles first then the rest will be given to us. So, ladies and gentlemen, of the Kingdom of God and the United States, there is only 1 clear choice for your next president. It is clear that Hillary Clinton does not want to uphold the laws of this nation but wants to change them to cater to her donors and supporters rather than seek the kingdom of God. While Donald Trump is a little rough around the edges (Aren’t we all?), he most closely supports the heart of God. His running mate Governor Mike Pence fully supports seeking the kingdom. So Christians, brothers and sisters in Christ, get out and vote. Remember, by not voting your vote is cast for the one you didn’t like more.