To Vote or Not to Vote
… that is very much the question right now, it seems. Almost every day for months I’ve come across what I can only refer to as ,”some sweet saintlet” (to quote Joyce Meyer) who can’t seem to decide between what they deem the lesser of two evils, so they’re abdicating the role entirely.
Reverand Charles Finney, however, held the opposite view. He was of the mind that “The Church must take right ground in regard to politics…” to the point where “Christians must do their duty to their country as a part of their duty to God” (emphasis mine). Which puts that “I can’t vote” idea in a whole new perspective, doncha think?
Edmund Burke, a British statesman during WWII, believed that evil prospered when good men did nothing, and I happen to agree. I think God would agree too. In fact, Ezekiel 22 verse 30 tells us God had to look for a man to stand in the gap for his country, but He couldn’t find a single one. How that must have broken His heart. Perhaps He feels the same today, seeing the hearts of those in this nation, hoping to find some who care enough to want real, lasting, healthy change, which, in my humble opinion, starts with righteousness exalting America to be, once again, all she was called to be.
John F. Kennedy thought, “We in this country, in this generation, are – by destiny rather than choice – the watchman on the walls of world freedom.” My question today is simply this; what will you do with that freedom?
Kari, the violently voting and thankful for the right to do so
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