Here’s a run down of the 5 most used excuses for not voting
(or should I say ‘excuses for giving up one’s voice)
1. Christians shouldn’t get involved in politics.
2. I don’t like any of the candidates. The one I like isn’t even running.
3. Our country is in a big mess. My vote isn’t going to change that.
4. My one vote doesn’t matter.
5. I can’t get to the poles on election day.
The Fiery Darts of Excuse No. 1:
Because of the spiritual, moral, and financial decline of our country (especially in Her leadership), it is not too difficult a task for Satan to convince us that this is something we should want no part of.
Remember, Satan’s aim is to silence our voice, remove our influence. And this is precisely what is behind the planting of thoughts such as Point No. 1!
How is it then that such fiery dart thinking has found root in the mind of Christians? This excerpt from my book, Fiery Darts: Satan’s Weapon of Choice, may offer some insight:
By tempting us [that is Christians] to spend little time in God’s Word, our ability to recognize the lies of fiery darts is equally diminished if we give in to that temptation. In the place of God’s Truth, the world’s concept of truth begins to define our thinking. FD, pp. 23-24
As more and more Christians allow the ‘world’s concept of truth to define their thinking’ instead of the unchanging word of God, then our beloved country’s destiny looks bleak indeed.
SCRIPTURES ADMONISH US TO CHOOSE THOSE WHO WILL BE LEADERS OVER US:
Appoint for yourselves wise, understanding, and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will make them your leaders. Deuteronomy 1:13 (HCSB)
The idea is to choose wise, understanding, and respected people who will make choices based on the principles our country was founded upon. If Christians go to the polls often enough and in greater numbers, over time our leadership will begin to reflect those principles. Then, there will be Hope for America!