Right or Responsibility?

Posted: October 21, 2012 in What Matters Most
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Responsibility!

We are drawing very close to the election 2012.  We’ve all received the 5×7 glossy cards on our door from candidates, the big flyers stuck on our windshield or obnoxious facebook posts.  My heart tells me this is one of the most important elections of our time.  Issues that strike the very core of a believer’s being are being impacted. For our family that would be their stand on abortion, whether they will stand behind Israel, and other general conservative issues.

There have been 12 Presidential elections that were decided by less than a 1% margin; meaning if less than 1% of the voters in certain states had changed their mind to the other candidate the outcome of the entire election would have been different.

I do believe that God will hold us responsible for the freedoms He has given us. Many countries do not have the privilege of voting like we do. Some countries are totally run by a dictator so they have no elections.

With the advertising across our TV and the internet it makes it difficult to know the truth about the candidate.  That’s why it is important to do your own research about them.

Think of Adolf Hitler and his rise to power after World War I.   Hitler had a great ability as a public speaker and it aided his rise in his political party. Germany was on the fringe of recovering from World War I, and their economy was terrible. Hitler promised the German people if he were elected he would turn their economy around. The people of Germany did not do much research on Hitler, or they would have learned that he was against the Jews, against democracy, and was for a dictatorship. He was elected into power and the rest is a sad history. If only the people would have done their homework, they probably would not have elected this evil man as their leader.

There are some areas that I take a stand on and they are very important to me.  I know both of the Presidential candidates stand on these issues. It is not about Republican or Democrat but it is about the candidates lining up with what you believe in.  It is important to vote.  That right may be taken away from us one day.

~Jen

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Comments
  1. yalandarose says:

    as a Christian, i have conflicted feelings about the election. We were once ruled directly by our Father, but His children relinquished their freedom and demanded a king and a precedent was set that led to tragic consequences such as hitler. i didn’t vote in the last election, but sadly, i have seen the worse in Christians since Obama was elected. regardless of how we feel about our president, i can only wonder where we would be today if all Christians prayed as hard as they bash politicians remembering that ultimately all authority is appointed by Our Father. i am tolerant of all faiths, but i do believe that those who add or take away from the Bible will be judged by Our Father one day but it is not my place to do so. i am also against abortion, but i know that abortion like all sins is a choice made out of fear and not faith, and those contemplating it have not been shown a more excellent way. as Paul said, everything is permissible to us, but not everything is good for us. If My Father Has Given us the free will to obey Him or not, i can’t tell someone they can’t have an abortion, just like i can’t tell someone they can’t commit adultery,etc. because they can, but not without consequences as Our Father Punishes those He Loves. however, i would rather tell someone why they and their child is valuable enough not to, but whether i like it or not, the choice is still theirs to make. i personally don’t think either candidate has been shown a more excellent way but regardless of who gets elected, i will keep praying knowing that everything works together for good for those who love Him.

    • I understand being providentially hindered from voting. There will never be anyone who believes exactly like we do so, we believe it is our responsibility to find someone who lines up with us on the major issues. I fear when American people say, “I don’t like either candidate so I’m not going to vote.” We can not expect this President or the next President to “fix” what’s wrong. Only God is all powerful! What about Matt. 24? If Americans do not vote they are WILLINGLY giving up a freedom we have! And that’s scary!

      • yalandarose says:

        are you referring to Matt. Ch. 24? i was trying to look it up to study it, but i wasn’t sure if i was on the right passage. not sure if i answered your question the last time, but i think voting is a responsibility because it involves more than just casting a ballot.

      • Yes. Matt 24. I think we are preparing for the end.

      • yalandarose says:

        Yes, I agree. I reflected on verses 1 Cor. 10:23 and 1 Cor. 6:12 and just like little children, permitted to do what they want, the world has run amuck! forgetting that not all things are good for us. it’s funny how Proverbs repeats the verse about the nagging wife more than once as i always thought it was humorously prophetic to all future husbands, but it’s tragic how certain other verses are repeated in Scripture. the news even in my hometown gets crazier by the day and is getting closer and closer to my backyard. i think about Revelations often, and I hope that i am not here during those days as well. sometimes my heart hurts with the news i hear during the day!

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