We are five days away from Election Day and I decided to share a few thoughts. I believe there is a permanent hole in my tongue from where I have been biting it every time I see a political post on social media! Has anyone else ever seen an election like this one? I certainly haven’t!
So as we approach the big day, here are a few things to consider.
Disclaimer: this is written from the perspective of a Bible believer, for fellow Bible believers. There are a thousand different angles from which one can view this election and the surrounding issues. I’m addressing it from a Biblical background. If you want to argue with me, make sure you bring your Scriptures 😉
Voting Your Conscience Is Not About Your Country, It’s About You
I just wanted to get this one cleared up briefly. Many people are talking about third party candidate options and are choosing to vote for them because they believe in “voting your conscience”. With all due respect, third party candidates are a joke at this point in the process. There is no way that one of them will be elected. So when you cast your ballot for them, you’re not doing it for America’s sake – you’re doing it for your sake. To make you feel better. Now if that’s what you want to do, you have every right to do it. But be honest about what it is – a decision based on self, not on actually making a difference for the country.
Stop The Blame
Do you know how many times I have seen people stating that if you don’t get out and vote for Trump, you’re placing Hillary in office? There are also those who are blaming people for voting for Trump in the primaries instead of a more “Godly” candidate who could really win against Hillary. The recurring theme in this pre-election mess has been pointing fingers. Blaming someone.
Let me ask you a question. With everything that Hillary has already done, do you really expect that she’s concerned about winning the election fairly? I’m not saying that it’s not worth voting. I don’t know whether it is or not. But I am saying this – if Hillary ends up in office, don’t blame the people who decided not to vote for Trump.
“there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” – Romans 13:1
We have an election between wicked people because we live in a wicked nation. Let me give you an example:
I see people up in arms because Hillary supports late term abortions. Trump fans claim that he’s pro-life. But do you really think that he is going to get into the White House and outlaw abortion? Have you all forgotten that an estimated 54 million children have been murdered by abortion since 1973? Trump might … possibly … maybe … keep it from going to 36 weeks. Okay. What about the more-than-a-half-million under 36 weeks that are murdered each year? Do you think he is going to stop those?
I’m sorry but I just don’t get why people think it would be such a victory to prevent late-term abortions. We already have a holocaust that’s been going on for years. Hillary wouldn’t have a leg to stand on if it weren’t that the people support such atrocities.
And that is why I titled this post – it’s our fault.
Every Nation Gets The Government It Deserves. – Joseph de Maistre
If we had families and communities that were embracing righteousness, I daresay our choice of candidates would be a bit different.
I recently saw an exchange on Facebook where someone was asking for good movie recommendations. One of the comments was from a woman who mentioned the name of a series and said she hadn’t seen it but her teenage daughter had watched it with a church group and they thought it was really good. I was curious so I did a little research and found that the movie included affection scenes between a homosexual couple.
Let me get this straight. People are upset about the supreme court ruling to allow homosexual marriages. And yet you welcome it into your homes and churches via the media and give it positive reviews?
People are angry over Trump’s statements about women and sex – and yet 40 million American people visit porn sites regularly. Why are you upset about him verbalizing what the majority of people are thinking?
I don’t care who is elected president … that person is not going to fix the problems in this country. That has to start in our homes, congregations and communities.
I’m not sure what the results will be next Tuesday but I do know one thing – change needs to start with us. Before you point fingers or blame anyone for the mess this country is in, please examine your own heart. Get the beam out of your eye. Once you’ve done that, consider your family. Are you embracing sin and welcoming it into your home, or are you standing for righteousness? Minister truth and life to those with whom you come in contact.
I’m not telling you not to vote. But if you’re voting because you think it’s going to change America for the better, you’re going to be sadly disappointed.
Most importantly of all, please stop the blame and the pointing fingers. We do serve a God who is in control and He works all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. I think we all need to remember that children’s song – He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands 🙂
Do you believe that? Well then start acting like it!