Christian Voter Guide: Are All Christians Called to Vote?
Strangely, the question, “Are all Christians called to vote?” has persisted for centuries. Important founding father, Samuel Adams (1781), said:
Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote… that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.
First Chief Justice to the United States Supreme Court, John Jay (1816), said:
Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, privilege, and interest of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.
And most importantly, 1 Timothy 2:1-2 says:
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
We have been given the privilege of voting for our representatives “in high positions” so that we can live a peaceful and Godly life as we proclaim the Gospel to every person in America and the world. We have a God-given duty to vote for people who are most in alignment with a Biblical worldview.
Here are some resources to help you do just that:
Locally for Bend City Council, we would encourage you to vote for Justin Livingston and Chris Piper.
Most importantly, let us pray for this election, but may we also act and vote according to a Christian worldview.
John Hancock (1774): I conjure you, by all that is dear, by all that is honorable, by all that is sacred, not only that ye pray but that ye act.