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|NASB||Romans 13:1 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.|
|Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God [granted by His permission and sanction], and those which exist have been put in place by God. [Prov 8:15]|
Every four years the election of a President brings all kinds of view points. I have yet to see one where good meaning Christians done stand on opposite ends saying Jesus is on this side and not yours. The 2016 year election is even more so than other years. Liberty Universities president Dr. fawell has come out and stated who he supports for President.
There have been a larger number of well known Christian Leaders who have also come out to cast their support for the same person as dr. Fallwell. This has me bewildered, as the person they are backing seems to be questionable in regards to their faith in Christ being genuine.
With recent revelations about the person these Christian leaders are supporting in him having some serious character flaws that bring the genuineness of his faith, this seems to his supporters did not really know the person they stood behind.
Now comes the sticky wicket. When we as Christians give political support, aren't we saying as Christians we feel this person has the things we think a Christian should have?
For me I personally would rather say I stand for the Party which supports a pro life position, rather than casting my open support for a person who may come out with serious questionable character and moral flaws.
When we as a Christian leaders place our open support for anything that could cause shame to the name of Christ, I believe it behooves at least me, to be very careful in what, who or anything I openly support saying as a Christian I approve anything.
I am keenly aware of the many serious issues this Presidential has tied to it. I get how the next persons going to the Supreme Court are dependent on who gets elected as the President. I also see how Christians supporting both persons running have attacked each other, all using the word "Christian" as if God were on their side. Once again even though these are just working class people with not much influence they too are using Christ as proof of what seems to me as Christ is backing the person I support.
Here is my question; as a citizen and Christ follower just how much written and vocal support should we give? When is it acceptable to lend our faith in Christ to support a person running for any public office? Also if you are running for office is it wise to openly say you are a Christian when running for office. Should leaders in places of leadership, like a University come out and use your position to support a person running for election?
As a side note, I believe God will give the United States the person he feels will accomplish His will.
Bible Answer: Justme
Excellent question! Romans 13:1 (NASB)
1 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
I believe it is our duty as Christians to participate in this country’s election process no matter how upsetting that might be.
Yes it is hard to vote for people with no moral compass such as in this election, both candidates are without that moral compass. So it must become a choice over what they will allow or will not allow.
We could vote a party instead of a person but fact have proven that many candidates of one political party do not always hold to that parties agenda and often do the opposite. So yes we must accept or reject each candidate on their own merit.
I can not believe any true Christian can vote for a candidate that supports abortion, is willing to use tax payer money to fund abortion and openly mocks any religion that stands against abortion.
Like wise I do not believe a true Christian can vote for a candidate that is pro homosexuality, insists it must be taught in our schools and again mocks any religion that stands against promoting homosexuality.
I think it is ordained duty of every called man of God to proclaim this to God’s people be it from the pulpit or whatever means is open to them.
As I said both candidates for current presidential election leave much to be desired. But the issue that I see goes beyond filthy speech, lying, deceit, amoral behavior which both candidates are guilty of. We must choose the one that will protect our babies from abortion, from the homosexual agenda, and from lies both these causes shower upon our nation.
That to me is the line in the sand and I have never seen it move.
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