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The Question is Not WHO should You Vote for it’s About How to Vote: Vote Biblical Values

 

With the many debates that have come and the upcoming votes to be had this year, it is vital that we understand the importance of our ability to vote. Government is God’s idea. It is not above God but in fact it is instituted by God. Currently, more people are worried about what the government will do to the people than the government being worried about what the people will do. Every citizen matters in America.

 

When considering the importance of the Church being involved in the process of voting, Pastor Tony Evans shares timely wisdom that we can apply.

 

“It is the departure from God that has gotten us in the political, social, economic, and familial chaos that we’re experiencing today…The Bible is full of politics. The idea is simply that you vote for the party or the candidate that best reflects the values of the Kingdom of God…Government belongs to God. When God is excluded, government is in trouble.”

 

How different would America be if these values and principles were not only understood, but taught, and carried out during each election period, both at the federal level AND at the state level?  As The Church, we have an obligation. According to Breitbart News, Ted Cruz has reportedly shared that “there are 90 million evangelicals in America, and 54 million of them did not vote.” If we truly understood the impact and freedoms of our ability to vote and decide who our next President would be, this statement would not be made.

 

The first step that we can do to get involved is to simply get registered to vote. Take the time out today and begin to educate yourself of those who are asking for your vote. We must then begin to know how to vote, what is God’s heart and what does He share about the values and principles that are taking place in America today. Jesus already came and has died for the sins of mankind. We are not looking for another savior. What we are looking for, is which candidate best represents the values and principles of the Bible?

 


In the increasing tides of darkness in today’s world, it seems that choosing to love is becoming harder and harder to do. How are we, as the Church, supposed to walk out love in this present paradigm? By looking at the powerful life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we get an accurate perspective of what a life, modeled after the Biblical values and principles of Jesus Christ looks like. You’ll hear a first-hand story, recounted from Dr. King’s sister-in-law, Naomi King, of how Dr. King lived a life of love as well as how he led the non-violent, Civil Rights Movement, that was grounded in love, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Presidential Election, values, principles, voting, Kings, Constitutional Rights, Franklin Graham, Civil Christianity, evangelicals, and religion. Greg and John shared in this segment. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Known by his LOVE

 

There is much coming against The Church right now. But, this does not contradict our command to love others, and to love our enemies. In John 17:23b, Jesus said, “Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” We are known by our love. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a wonderful demonstration of a life lived out in love through the most vehement and evil hatred.

 

Dr. King experienced some of the most religious hatred during his days fighting for civil rights. One particular image captures him and his son standing on the front lawn of their home, while reaching down to remove a burnt cross staked in the grass. His love did not waiver. He also faced opposition from law enforcement as he was attempted to be choked with his own tie.

 

His sister-in-law, Naomi, recounts the event when Dr. King came home after leaving the police station. She shares, remembering the exchange with Dr. King, “I was detained at the police station, and you know what ‘Nene’, they tried to choke me to death with my own tie.”Responding with tears, Naomi was speechless. She continues to share how Dr. King resolved to ultimately respond, “But, you know what, the more that they mistreat us, and the more that they abuse us, that’s the more that we’ve got to love them and forgive them because hatred is very much alive and we’ve got to love them”

 

When Dr. King walked the streets, he first made all of those who walked with him sign a commitment card, comprised of 10 commitments that revealed an understanding of what this movement was all about. Just a look at what comprised these commitments reveals so much of what this man was all about, and where his personal values came from.

 

I hereby pledge myself—my person and body—to the nonviolent movement. Therefore, I will keep the following ten commandments:



1. Meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus.



2. Remember always that the non—violent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory.



3. Walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love.



4. Pray daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.



5. Sacrifice personal wishes in order that all men might be free.



6. Observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy.



7. Seek to perform regular service for others and for the world.



8. Refrain from the violence of fist, tongue, or heart.



9. Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.



10. Follow the directions of the movement and of the captain on a demonstration.


You can be a part of what God is doing today, as love is still the mandate for the Church. Hear the full report of how we can all stand up like Dr. King stood, sign the pledge at CivilChristianity.org, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: hatred, love, civil rights, non-violent movement, King Rules, Alveda King, Naomi King, oppression, racism, Constitution, humility, boldness, and courage. Greg and John shared in this segment.

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