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To Vote or Not to Vote?

   Tomorrow many Christians will still be struggling about voting. Why? Because they cannot vote for either candidate with a clear conscience! For some of them, they feel their choice is not to vote! I believe that good, God-fearing individuals have become convinced that is their only option.

But I respectively ask them to consider this!

   There are only two possible candidates that have a chance to be elected. Therefore one of those two will win the election. That is reality!  No matter what your feelings are about either one.

Therefore, since this is reality, you are faced with a question!

Is there one more so than the other that you do NOT want to be your next president?

   If you choose not to vote, then by that choice you have increased the chances that the person you don’t want to be your next president will win the election. 

   Since the race is closer than was previously reported, I believe it will be Christians who will cast the deciding votes! Leaders like Dobson and Graham are urging Christians, especially, to vote.

   I hope those of you who are struggling about who to vote for or about voting at all, will consider the fact that you are struggling against a fiery dart that is designed to confuse, and to cloud your judgement, in order to keep you from voting!

Consider these Truth Thoughts*:

 Not voting is a form of voting, as it will influence the outcome. We need to take responsibility for our actions, as well as our lack of actions. I Peter 1:13

Voting publicly recognizes that we submit to the authority of the political system in our nation as established by God. Romans 13:1-7

Voting is a simple yet significant way we can do something about politics in our nation. ‘All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing, Edmund Burke. Psalms 34:14


Christians at the polls; or not! Point No. 3

OR, No Vote; no voice!

OR, No Vote; no voice!

Point No. 3

Our country is in a big mess. My vote isn’t going to change that.


The Fiery Dart of Excuse No. 3

Maybe now more than ever our beloved America is indeed in a big mess.  Christians all over the country are throwing up their hands in despair and as much as saying, ‘I quit’, apparently.  The fiery dart that their vote wouldn’t make a difference has been convincing enough to keep half of the 60 million Christians eligible to vote from making their voice heard.  Pretty powerful lie isn’t it!


Answer this question: How do things get changed in this country? If you said, voting, then you would be right. Read the history books! It’s an account of citizens who saw voting as a responsibility and allowed no one or thought to keep them from fulfilling that responsibility.  

Can you imagine the impact 60 million voters could have on turning things around in our country?

But wait a minute, that leads into my next post! Point No. 4

Christians at the polls; or not! Point No. 2

OR, No Vote; no voice!

OR, No Vote; no voice!


Point No. 2

I don’t like any of the candidates. The one I like isn’t even in the running!


The Fiery Dart of Excuse No. 2

If you don’t like any of the candidates, then don’t vote.

If we don’t feel strongly (it’s a matter of conviction) about fulfilling our responsibility as citizens of this great country of ours by voting, then we can easily be persuaded (or should I so manipulated) to solve our dilemma by simply not voting. If ‘Me’ is the center of our focus, instead of what is good for America, then we will strive to do whatever makes us happy.  If we aren’t happy with the candidates who are running, then not voting appears to be the solution to us.


Replace the above reasoning (fiery dart) with the Truth Thought below:

The video I mentioned reminds us that we should, in cases like this, vote the better choice.  And remember, if Christians get registered and vote, due to our vast numbers, our combined voices will eventually become so loud that the type of candidates we would want to vote for will get into the running. 

Tomorrow? Point No. 3



Christians at the polls; Or not?

Are You Registered to Vote?

Do You Vote?

May I share something Dr. James Dobson said about this?



Dr. James Dobson rebuked Christians, “I think it is a disgrace that half the Christians in America aren’t even registered to vote, and of those who are, only half go to the polls… When we withhold our influence and participation, we yield by default to those who promote immoral and destructive policies.”

     Lots of Christians do not vote and some are even registered but do not vote! In trying to explain why a Christian would make any of these two choices, I searched the internet to see if I could find an explanation. The above is a product of that search. (By the way, click on the link provided for more insight into this voting issue.)

     On another search, I came across a video by David Barton of Wall Builders, entitled 5 reasons why Christians don’t vote. I have heard all of these justifications before and they were made by people who I feel are genuine Christians. Obviously they are frustrated, discouraged, and overwhelmed by what they see going on in our beloved country today.  All reasons to throw up your hands and quit, they feel!

    I would like to share these reasons in the next few blog posts, one by one, and draw a conclusion as to the influence of fiery dart thinking that manipulates Christians to stay away from the polls on voting days.


1. Christians shouldn’t get involved in politics.

     Why? Well, the obvious reason is because it’s a dirty business, and as Christians we should avoid getting ourselves dirty.  That statement does contain a bit of truth, doesn’t it! But beware! Is it truth (little-t) or Truth (capital-T)?

Satan continues to confuse us as to what is truth and what is a lie. I realized by his taking a bit of truth and wrapping it around a lie, Satan had masterfully manipulated me into considering the corrupted truth and my sensitivity toward the lie lessened with every temptation. p. 20, FD

     So, in my next post, I will delve further into reason No. 1 and hopefully expose it for the fiery dart that I believe it is!

The Fiery Darts of Voting!

Betcha’ never realized there were fiery darts concerning voting.  Maybe you did but just didn’t realize those thoughts could be categorized as fiery darts.  Anyway, here are some thoughts concerning voting that I would definitely categorize as fiery darts.

My one vote doesn’t matter.

It doesn’t make any difference if I vote or not.

I just didn’t get a chance to vote.

I’ve never gotten around to registering.

I’m too disgusted with the way government is doing its job, so I’m not voting.

Things are so corrupt that it does no good to vote.

I don’t care for anyone that’s running for office!

Read over each and every one of these and consider the final outcome of such thinking then you’ll understand why I call them fiery darts.  If any of these fiery darts rules our thinking, then we will begin to devalue the importance of voting.  And if enough good people (especially Christians) stay away from the polls, over a (short) period of time  then evil will begin to prevail and rule!  How do you suppose our country got into such a corrupt state anyway?

What if those in the military who we depend upon to protect and preserve our way of life, considered that responsibility as casually as we consider our responsibility to vote?  If you are thinking these two things are vastly removed from each other then be aware your thinking might be influenced by another fiery dart.  Namely,

Voting and fighting for our country aren’t the same thing.

I agree they aren’t the same thing and therein is the grain of truth that tempts one to embrace such thinking.  If we don’t see voting as crucial to the well being of our country as fighting to protect and preserve our country is, then voting won’t be a priority with us.

And let me address the fiery dart about corruptness.  I am ashamed of our government right now because many of our key leaders have forgotten and forsaken the foundations on which our beloved country was founded.  Praying for them consistently isn’t the whole of my responsibility though!  God has ordained a plan whereby those who are not leading as they should can be removed from office and replaced with those who will lead as they should.  If we (especially Christians) don’t get out there and vote, then things won’t improve and America will be doomed.  And don’t think we can totally blame that on poor leadership!  Isn’t there a phrase that addresses this issue:

Evil prevails when good men keep silent or in this case when good people don’t vote!

Haven’t we had enough of evil prevailing?  Are we yet ready to make some changes?

 We can you know, if we’ll just go vote!

As Christians, let us ponder these words from Scripture.

Romans 13:1-2 ESV

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.

Deuteronomy 1:13 ESV

Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads.’ (I think it’s worth noting here that we are to do the selecting [in our case, the voting] and God does the appointing [assigning the job].  Please notice the qualities we are to look for when we are choosing!)

Found this prayer on the internet and recommend it as we prepare for the upcoming elections.

O God, You are actively involved in every part of Your creation at every moment. Grant to all Americans a willingness to get involved in the upcoming elections, resisting complacency and passivity. Let each one know the value of his or her vote, and let each one exercise their privilege with diligence and faith.
–Amos 6:1   (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1963941/posts)