Importance of Christians Voting

Important Definitions:

Politics: the science of guiding or influencing governmental policy.

Gospel: the message concerning Christ, the kingdom of God, and salvation

The question: Should Christians want to guide or influence governmental policy by speaking the Gospel, Christ’s truth, into our government?  The answer is a resounding yes!

America’s form of government is a Constitutional Republic which is a representative from of government. This means the citizens have to elect representatives to make rules, laws, and appoint judges that control the culture in which Christians live. This form of representative government follows the command given in Exodus 18:21 (NKJV) “Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.”

Therefore the goal of voting is to speak the Gospel, Christ’s world view, into the election process by voting for representatives that honor the Gospel of Christ. To accomplish this Christian teachers need to teach the Body of Christ to understand biblical standards. This is to vote for people with a Christ world view that will help our society flourish in this fallen world verses not supporting Christ’s world view.

However, when Christians do not vote or vote for those that dishonor Christ’s world view they can elect Local, State, Federal Representatives and a President who have shown they are passionately pro-abortion, anti-family, anti-freedom of religion/right to bare arms, hostile to the military, support open borders and activist Judges, dispassionate toward Israel, supports a socialist form of government, promotes confiscatory taxation, opposes school choice, favors men in women's sports and boys in girl's locker rooms, promotes the entire LGBTQ radical agenda, oppose parental rights, and condemns the Church and Evangelicals and will eventually destroy America’s Republic.

Scripture does not provide us with a political ideology. Scripture provides us with a Christ-based theology that makes available principles society cannot live without. Christians are charged with applying Christ--based principles to our culture that is guided by our Constitutional Republic. This is so America can maintain our Christ based liberty, our unalienable rights. Christians have to be taught to understand elected individuals vote the values of the voters who elected them. This is why we need to stand for the Gospel of Christ in the public square, voting Christian values and speaking the truth of Christ into the public square. This is so God’s will, will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We honor God by voting for and supporting those who love Christ. 

Lies that have kept Christians from speaking out and voting; The Johnson Amendment has never been enforced, because it an unconstitutional law. However the [i]Rev. Jim Garlow of Skyline Church in San Diego, California, said “The law itself is less powerful than the implications. It hangs with a huge cloud of ambiguity over pastors and lay people who think they can’t speak out on anything political or think it’s illegal to even register voters.” This is true. The Johnson Amendment is just one of many ways the secular regressive ideologies today try to suppress the voice of Christians. Make no mistake, Satan knows the power of the spoken word of God better than most Christians, this is why they want to shut us up.

The truth about the Culture War on Christ in America: It is coming from principalities that are using politics to destroy the ability of Christians to exist in or speak the biblical truth in the public square. Secular humanists know that in our republic form of government they cannot gain the support of the people through their vote. This is why they work through politics i.e. elect their like kind to local, state, and the federal government positions who appoint activist judges, and supporters of Satan to force their goal of a godless pagan state upon America. Therefore, this war is being waged from within. It is a cultural, civil war instigated by secularists, who are subverting our constitutional republic through political activity and sponsoring judicial activism to circumvent the will of people!

Their goal is to increase governmental control “laws” to make publicly expressing biblical truth “unlawful behavior” and “bigotry.” Taking away our first and most important amendment, religious freedom, free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly which was created by our founding fathers to keep government from stopping political speech, religion expression and assembly for political purposes that criticizes government.

The Pew Research Center in 2000 estimated “of the 59 million evangelicals, 24 million didn’t register to vote and of the 35 million registered only 15 million voted.” We must not continue to silence ourselves-because we are Christ’s messengers, His ambassador’s to the world. Simply the truth: When Christians do not involve themselves in the public square of opinion evil wins. Evil wins because it has no opposition! Christians are God’s opposition to evil!

[ii]“The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics…

The consequence of Christians voting for Christ’s worldview: Christ righteousness and the biblical standard becomes the spiritual barrier preventing despotism, tyranny, and secularism. A united body of Christ firmly planted in the word of God, becomes a powerful advocate for Christ in the war against our faith and culture. All the legislative bodies and governmental elements need to know Christians vote. Only then will they begin to consider Christs world view in everything they do!

David Howard, Foxhole Ministry

[i] A Pastor Fights against Government Restrictions on Political Sermons by Fred Lucas, July 22,2016

[ii] Keys to Good Government: According to the Founding Fathers (pg. 24)