Vote the Bible!
Updated: Feb 24, 2022
This was the admonition of the preacher on Sunday. So, I did what he said. The election came and went and I didn't vote for anybody. Why? The United States doesn't have a biblical system of leadership. The Bible doesn't tell us to vote for our leaders. The only system of leadership ordained by God was the judges. Oh, but, King David, a man after God's own heart, right? God gave the people kings because they wanted to be like other nations. That was not God's desire, though.
1 Samuel 8:18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day. 19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us; 20 that we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
What did God say the king would do? He said the king would:
1. take your sons and make them horsemen
2. take your daughters to be cooks and bakers
3. take your fields
4. take your vineyards
5. take your oliveyards
6. take a 10th of your seed and vineyards
7. take your menservants
8. take your maidservants
9. take your goodliest young men
10. take your asses
11. take a 10th of your sheep
12. make you HIS servants
13. appoint men over thousands and tens of thousands
That is what kings do. We don't have kings. That's true. We have Politicians, democratic kings who do the same thing. They take and take and take. But, God never told anybody to have political parties, a Supreme Court made up of unbelievers, a President and a Vice President, a House of Representatives and a Senate. Those are all modeled after the pagan Roman Empire.
Judges and kings are the only two forms of leadership I know of that was 'blessed' by God and one was not a blessing. The House of Representatives and Senate used to act like kings. Lately, the last few presidents have been given authority to act like kings because Congress doesn't want that responsibility anymore. Have you noticed how Congress has deferred to the President to make decisions they are supposed to be making?
What does God do to nations that forsake him? He gives them what they deserve. See Isaiah 3:1-12. God gives the people children to be their princes and babes shall rule over them. The people shall be oppressed. The child shall behave proudly against the ancient and the base against the honourable. They shall declare their sin as Sodom and HIDE IT NOT. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded EVIL unto themselves. Children will be their oppressors and women will rule over them.
Americans today, believers included, treat politicians as saviors. They aren't. People thought Obama was their savior. He was not. People thought Trump was their savior. He was not. People thought Biden was their savior. He was not.
If people would look at the church these men came from then they would never vote for them.
Obama's church, Trinity United Church of Christ, is a liberal church for social justice warriors. Their statement of faith sounds good: God promises to all who trust in the gospel forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, the presence of the Holy Spirit in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in that kingdom which has no end.
Courage in the struggle for justice and peace? Where does the bible talk about struggling for justice and peace? We are supposed to be a light unto the world pointing people to Jesus not pointing to a politician. We are supposed to be salt. Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Trump's spiritual advisor is/was Paula White.... The pastor is supposed to be the husband of one wife. She fails that test. Plus the pastor is supposed to be the husband of ONE wife not one wife AT A TIME. She fails on all accounts because she has been divorced twice and married three times. Therefore, she is a heretic and not qualified to be a pastor let alone a spiritual advisor.
You could argue, wrongly, that Trump's first pastor was Norman Vincent Peale and therefore he 'could' be saved. Norm championed the power of positive thinking. Think "Joel O'steen" of the 20th century. Norm is saved as much as Joel is.
Biden is a Roman Catholic. The Roman Catholic church came from paganism. Constantine said he had a vision. He wanted to unite all of Rome around the religion of Christianity for political reasons. Nobody gets saved from a vision let alone for political reasons. Politicians can't force people to believe. You aren't saved when you are forced into a religion. That's not how salvation works.
So, what do I recommend? The only thing for a Christian to do is pray. Let God worry about everything. Put your faith and trust in God and not in some unbelieving, pseudo, Christian in name only. That's the only hope for believers today. The United States is not our hope. Politicians are not our hope. Health, Wealth and Prosperity are not our hope. Being the biggest and best country in the world is not our hope.
Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness.
NOT voting SOUNDS unChristian.
Voting for the lesser of two evils IS unChristian. You are still voting for evil. Do not vote for evil.
"But... then we'll get bad leadership." You can't vote in good leadership. You have to pray for it. You change the nation by changing the PEOPLE not forcing Christian policies upon people that aren't believers to begin with. God won't give anybody credit for passing an anti-abortion bill. Lead a pregnant woman to Christ and have her decide to keep the baby and you'll win a crown for doing that.