Vote And Pray

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Every citizen should ask, as Jefferson did late in life, "Is my country the better for my having lived at all?" The American Founders expected all citizens to exemplify civic virtue by contributing to the common good; most of all they emphasized the need for all citizens to be educated about their government and rights and to responsibly exercise the right to vote. "Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual-or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trust in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." - Samuel Adams "In a world that might say one vote doesn't matter ... IT does matter because each person is of infinite worth and value to God ... Your vote is a declaration of importance as a person and a citizen." - Billy Graham "I think it is a disgrace that half the Christians in America aren't even registered to vote, and of those who are, only half go to the polls .... When we withhold our influence and participation, we yield by default to those who promote immoral and destructive policies." - James Dobson God said in Hosea 4:6, "My people are destroyed for lack of Knowledge." So, before you vote find out where your candidate stands on issues such as abortion, the economy, education, homeland security, poverty, taxes and homosexuality. "When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power they groan." Proverbs 29:2 Finally, remember to "Pray ... For kings and all others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity." I Timothy 2:2