The presidential election is baring down on us. Many Christians are at a loss as to who to vote for or what biblically wise voting looks like.
Several good, well thought out articles have been written on the topic of voting and the upcoming election. It is not my goal to try to write something new or better because honestly some of these posts are just so excellent and complete nothing else needs to be added. I simply wish to compile these worth while resources for you, in one place, along with my short bare necessities, Christian voting check list and a few other need to know basics (such as where do you vote).
If you are undecided as to who you should be voting for I hope these recourses will serve as a helpful guide.
If you weren’t planning to vote at all this year perhaps these resources will help to explain why it’s such a good use of your God given stewardship duty to participate.
If politics isn’t your thing or you don’t know how/where to vote I hope this article proves to be a simple explanation.
My Bare Minimum Voting Checklist:
- Does this candidate value life, even life of the unborn?
- Does this candidate promote a biblical view of marriage?
- Does this candidate support Israel?
- Does this candidate promote religious freedom?
- Does this candidate support our troops?
- Does this candidate hold the wiser (out of the viable options) financial view?
- Does this candidate hold the wiser view of government involvement and justice?
- Does this candidate hold the wiser view of our safety as a nation?
What You Need to Know About the 2012 Presidential Election:
-When is it?
November 6th, 2012
-How do you find out where you can cast your vote?
Visit www.canivote.org and click “find your polling place” to see where you can cast your vote in your area.
-What are the requirements to vote?
You must be a United States citizen that is 18 years of age or older and you must be registered to vote.
Excellent, Must Read Articles On Christian Voting:
(I plan to add more so keep checking back)
What voting is, what voting isn’t, voting wisely and functionally
Stewardship, Man’s responsibility, God’s sovereignty
How to use the election as a teaching opportunity
Now I’m going to do something a bit dangerous. I’ve shared with you some resources and helps for making a biblically wise voting decision. Now I’m going to tell you who I’ve decided to vote for.
You’ve probably already guessed it but I am going to be voting for Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.
-Do I agree with him on everything? No.
-Do I agree with his theology and religion? No.
-Does he pass my bare minimum check list? As far as I can tell, yes.
-Does his expressed policy and governmental ideologies match the closest with my beliefs and convictions (out of the two options)? Yes, I believe they do.
-Do I believe that he is a wiser choice than our current president? Respectfully, yes.
So that’s my political exhortation for the year.
And vote wisely.