Big mid-term election this coming week and I wanted to write a series of posts about politics, but this pneumonia has drained me. So time is short and I thought I should just tell people how to vote so that we get the right people in office.
First, I'm assuming you'll vote. I'm not feeling well enough to make a sustained argument for anything right now, but at Five Oaks we talk all the time about bringing Christ to every arena of life. Society is one of those arenas. Voting is one of the basic ways followers of Christ bring him into everyday life in a democracy. I hear all the reasons some people want to sit out this one (or any other election) and frankly their reasons betray ignorance. Ignorance of how our government works and ignorance about the true impact government can have on our society. In a nutshell, you'll never get most of what you want from your politicians (that's just not how it works) and your politicians are not saviors. So if you've considered sitting this one out, get a civics education, read your Bible and get your sorry behind to the booth.
With that out of the way, let me just cut to the chase and tell you how to vote next week.
- Get informed on the issues.
- Get informed on the candidates.
- Grow in a knowledge of God and allow his Word to shape your world-view more and more as you grow in your faith.
- Bring biblical values to the voting booth. Everyone else is going to vote their values, so you should too.
That's it. That's how to vote. I'm Henry Williams, and I approved this message.