More than ever, there is so much advertisement and propaganda for the presidential election of November. From the news, to social media, to even our mail, it is screaming “go vote!” We are living in a very sensitive time where people are passionate about their reason to vote for a particular candidate. Here are some things to keep in mind regarding going out to vote for someone.
We will never agree with everything.
More than ever now, everyone has their own personal convictions. Everyone has topics that they are highly passionate about (economy, Climate Change, racism, education, and many other values). We debate based on our personal beliefs and convictions, and there will never be a party that will completely fulfill all of our personal convictions.
Personality can never be a reason why to vote for someone.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”Ephesians 6:12
I can see why a party would vote against for a person because of the way that they are, their behavior, etc. But if you’re voting against someone just because you don’t like them, then you’re going against what the Bible says. The Bible says that our battle is against flesh and blood, so our battle isn’t against a person! As Christians, we should know that there are spirits and principalities that are at work here. And if we believe in the second-coming of Jesus, we believe that the devil will deceive people by being very nice, amazing, charismatic, and unique. I’m not saying that either of these candidates are “anti-Christ.” But as Christians, we must see beyond the personalities of these flawed individuals and see where it is that they stand in terms of the spiritual values that we hold dear to us.
As Christians, we must vote for values over a person’s character and personality.
Can we stop arguing about why one candidate is not fit for office? I believe that both parties have great ideas, and both candidates are highly imperfect. Both candidates are on the same boat, where they’ve done things questionable through their careers. But our vote (especially for Christians) can’t be based on someone’s character. We are imperfect ourselves and we are being perfected on a daily basis.
I believe that no matter how imperfect a person is, and how many times I may doubt my decision because of someone’s flaws, I will always support the values of Jesus and God’s Word. I will support the traditional values of marriage, the support of the church and freedom of religion, and many other Biblical principles that come from the word of God. I think that as Christians, we owe that responsibility to God to enforce His will upon the Earth, not the other way around.
We must pray for our leaders to represent the character of Christ.
We should vote for someone based on values, but we must pray for their imperfections. The sins and the iniquities of a candidate is between them and God, and the Lord will surely deal with them. Our responsibility as believers is to pray for them, that they will continue to bring unity among our nation. However, a candidate that doesn’t support the values of Jesus will never restore our land and our nation. Instead of bringing restoration, they will only deviate our nation more away from God, and we don’t want that!