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Monday, August 22 2016
We are blessed to live in the United States of America.  It is the land of opportunity and the home of the American Dream.  You probably already know this.
 
Christians are a large voting block although statistically, we do not show up to the polls.  That is sad in a country where we must fight for our political freedoms daily.  
 
The question is...should Christians be Republicans or Democrats?  Well, once again looking at the statistics, evangelicals will vote Trump (http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2016/july/pew-most-evangelicals-will-vote-trump-against-clinton.html). The stats also reveal that many are voting against Clinton instead of for Trump.
 
So, how should we vote? Well, I am not really sure.  As I sit here writing this, I have my opinions.  I am torn.  In my heart of hearts, I cannot vote for Hillary Clinton.  There is very little that we agree on and she has historically crossed my Christian beliefs.  
 
This is what I plan to do.  I don't want to be preachy and tell you what to do, but I think it is wise to search out the matter.
 
Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
 
It seems many people are influenced by the headlines or social media posts.  In a conversation, someone said something about a candidate that I did not know.  So I researched it out and found that it was true, but not the whole truth.  
 
Search out to see if the candidate supports your beliefs as a Christian.  There are many unknowns.
  • What if the candidate appoints or can vote for United States Supreme Court justices that oppose Christianity?
  • Are the candidates pro - life or pro - abortion?
  • Will they bolster religious freedom or destroy it?
  • Do you feel comfortable with the security of our nation in their hands?
There are many questions and many answers.  
 
From local to national elections, it is most important to research the views of individual candidates.  It is imperative that every Christian becomes an educated voter understanding the issues and pulling the lever for the candidate that parallels your beliefs.
 
Should Christians vote Republican, Independent, Libertarian, or Democrat?  We should vote for a candidate that best represents the view of Christianity.
 
 
Posted by: Pastor Robert P. Eaby, Jr. AT 11:40 am   |  Permalink   |  Email