So, it feels like “elections are in the air.” Here in Canada we are preparing for this coming fall and in the States the Democratic primary race in full swing.
Honestly I do my best to remain neutral on issues like this, but these elections in both Canada and the United States are so morally and economically significant that I think it’s important to say something.
Say what you want about the candidates persona and personalities, but at the end of the day you have to ask yourself, what do all these Candidates stand for?
As believers, we are told in the Bible to pray for those who rule over our countries. We are also told in Romans 13:1, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Now the question remains, if God places authorities in power, than really do we have no say in this matter? And of course the answer would be a resounding, “Of course we do!!!” The Bible clearly states what is at the heart of God. God loves life, God loves family and he loves justice and mercy.
When a candidate says something like a “unborn child have no rights up to the point of birth,” this person truly is morally broken. When they begin to redefine the definition of marriage, they have lost their moral compass on what God’s opinion is on this subject.
Yes, God puts authorities in power, yet he relies upon his children who know and live by the foundations that our countries have been founded upon to do their part in a free democratic nation to establish his will.
Say what you want about the Candidates personality and personal lives, but the United States and Canada are not voting for Pastors, they are voting for a political leaders.
Therefore stop asking “are they born again Christians,” and start asking, “What is their stance on the “Biblical issues.” If they are morally upright, you will see it by the people they surround themselves with. Who they recommend for the supreme court? Who they have as their close advisers. A person is only as morally strong or weak as the influential people they place around them.
I personally believe that our societies are on a slippery slope of becoming morally bankrupt. We don’t have much time to turn things around. To my fellow Canadian and American friends and family, before you vote, wisely study your choices. And if you are honest with yourself, you will know what moral choices you have to make. And remember, not voting, IS voting! And if you don’t vote and things don’t go the way you were “praying” that they would, you have no one to blame but yourself!