Biblical Mandate

How a Christian votes is not determined by public opinion polls, partisan politics or promises of financial gain. The issue for a Christian is; what does the Bible say and what would Jesus have me do?

PRAY and VOTE.

While seeking to be examples of Godliness (Matthew 5:13-16), we are not to be naive people who are deceived by empty philosophies (Colossians 2:8). We are to strive to be positive influences in a loving way (Matthew 22:37-40).

Matthew 5:13-16 (NASB)”You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

Colossians 2:8 (NASB)See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.

Matthew 22:37-40 (NASB)And He said to him, ” ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.

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