Jesus taught that true Christians are to exert a positive moral influence on a society when He compared us to “salt” and “light.”
Matthew 5:13-14 (NKJV)
13 “You are the salt of the earth…”
14 “You are the light of the world…”
Every believer can make a difference because Jesus said so! The simplest way you can make a difference in an election season is by exercising your right to vote; specifically, vote the Bible.
One of the reasons Christians don’t vote is because they’re not sure who to vote for. You’ve probably heard statements such as: “I’m not voting because I don’t like any of the candidates.” However, it’s not necessarily a political platform issue – it’s a Bible issue. If every Christian would just vote based on whether their chosen candidates believe the Bible or not, we could move toward a more godly nation. One of the ways you can find out what a candidate believes is to investigate their party platform. Research the party platforms on what they believe about abortion, marriage, family, prayer in the public sector, education, and other biblical values.
You’ve probably heard statements such as: “It does me no good to vote because my vote won’t make a difference anyway.” However, positive change actually rests in the hands of we the citizens, not our leaders. This has been proven time and again over the years. For example, in U.S. Senate races just over a decade and a half ago, five candidates, who stood for returning godly principles to public affairs, were defeated by a collective total of only 57,000 votes, less than 12,000 votes per state. Yet in those five states, there were more than 5 million Christians who didn’t even vote. If only 1 of every 100 nonvoting Christians (1 percent) had voted for the godly candidate, those five would have been elected, resulting in a ten-vote swing in the Senate toward godly policies.
In an election a decade ago, five incumbent God-fearing U.S. Senators were defeated in their five states by a collective total of only 100,000 votes – and millions of Christians didn’t vote in those states. If only Christians had returned those five to the Senate, partial-birth abortions would now be banned, religious liberties protected, and many other measures reflecting biblical values would have subsequently been passed.
Here’s what this is telling us: Godly candidates are most often defeated, not by activists and radicals, but by inactive Christians! This means the ability to change the current situation is in the hands of the majority – those who call themselves Christians in the United States of America.
Samuel Adams, signer of the Declaration of Independence, said this: “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 trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”
When we vote, if we are in fact executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which we are accountable to God, doesn’t it make sense that we should vote the Bible? Roughly 75% of Americans identify themselves as Christian. If every Christian would just vote the Bible, we would win every election until Jesus returns.
The United States is one nation under God – let’s keep it that way by voting the Bible in Tuesday’s election!