This coming Tuesday we the people of the United States will again have the opportunity to exercise our right to vote for our government leadership. We ought to be exercising that right and working on electing those who best represent our values. The cynic will say, “My vote makes no difference.” The self-serving will ask, “What’s in it for me?”
The Bible believer will recognize that in the Providence of God, human government was ordained as the means to maintain civil society among the people of nations. The proper function of government, according to the Word of God, involves the promotion of good and the punishment of evil.
It follows that we ought to be working at seeing that those politicians who favor the promotion of evil and the suppression of good don’t get elected. Half-wits like the Florida man who was caught sending some manner of explosive devices to liberal and leftist politicians, do more for the unsavory causes of those same liberals than anything the left could come up with on its own. Those who think maiming and killing people who don’t share their political views belong in prison or insane asylums. No, all opinions are not equally valid, but we don’t assault anyone who disagrees with us.
Biblical Christianity stands distinct in that its followers have been won by faith and never by force. Catholicism as well as Islam and many other religions share a bloody history of “conversion” by force and sword. The sword of Biblical Christianity is “the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God!” So, get familiar with the issues and vote, but get ever more familiar with your weapon, the Book, the Bible!