What are Four Characteristics of Christian Voters?
As Christians, we have characteristics to exhibit, as well as a tremendous responsibility to become informed and to vote. Let’s see what’s really at stake first. In the article following written in 2016 by KCM Ministries, please notice we do have to be careful not to destroy our Chrisitan witness.
Right now, we are standing face to face with situations in our nation that need to be changed. Some of those situations look totally impossible, but they’re not. Why? Because this country belongs to God.
He’s the One who brought the United States of America into existence. He had a special purpose for it. He needed a country where the gospel could be preached freely and not be suppressed.
In just a few weeks, we’ll be taking our place as Christians at the voting booths for the 2020 election. Most of us know that every election is vital to our nation, our biblical worldview and the fulfillment of God’s plan for America. But this year—2020—seems to hold an even greater significance.
Most people look at this election as Biden vs. Trump.
But it isn’t.
Because elected officials vote with their party platform the majority of the time this election is about the platforms—what they represent (do they line up with the Bible?) and what they mean for America moving forward. So, your vote will determine America’s course in the years ahead, and it will determine whether or not we continue to enjoy the freedoms and prosperity this country has stood for since its inception.
Here’s what is really at stake in the 2020 election.
“I will bless those who bless [Israel]; and whoever curses [Israel] I will curse.” –Genesis 12:3 (NIV)
In the past, official positions by both the Democratic and Republican Parties on Israel were largely alike. However, just as with every other issue, the divide has widened substantially.
The Republican Party platform is strongly pro-Israel and has only become more so in recent years.
2. Your Right to Stand on the Side of the Bible
“You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” –Matthew 10:22 (NIV)
We’ve all seen it. Christian bakery owners, florists, and photographers sued and financially ruined for choosing not to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies. Coaches fired for praying on the field with their teams. Teachers fired, and university students targeted for their faith.
Governments are going toe-to-toe with churches, demanding them to close their doors or stop worshipping in the wake of the recent pandemic, while allowing casinos, abortion clinics, and other collective activities to reopen.
Then, there’s the Equality Act, which is nothing short of a full-on assault against Christian rights.
(Read more about the Equality Act HERE.)
Are You Aware the Johnson Amendment
The Republican Party platform stands for the right to live by our religious beliefs and calls for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment.
Watch Pastor George Pearsons and David Barton discuss how the Johnson Amendment affects the Church.
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.” –Jeremiah 1:5
Abortion is the taking of an unborn life—a life God created. We must stand against abortion by voting for the party platform that seeks to protect life and be a voice for the voiceless.
The brutal practice of late-term abortion is one thing at stake in the 2020 election. This horrific procedure involves tearing an unborn baby apart limb by limb—proven to be incredibly painful—at a late stage of development. While this is unfathomable, the Democratic Party is actively pursuing funding and easier access to this procedure, even while 79% of the population opposes it.
The Republican Party platform, on the other hand, supports an end to abortion and continues to fight against the funding of abortion. Republicans value life and desire to protect the lives of the unborn. More importantly, they support the Human Life Amendment and the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” –1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NKJV)
Some people think if it doesn’t affect them directly, it’s no big deal. The truth is—there is no such thing as a law that doesn’t impact everyone in some way. Consider the latest legislation in California. SB 145 passed in both the Senate and Assembly and is with the governor, a Democrat, for signature. This bill softens criminal penalties for LGBTQ+ adults who have sex with minors.
More and more, we see the promotion of homosexuality in our public schools, the military, the workplace, the media and across all aspects of society. Accusations of hate speech and threatened jail time are aimed at Christians regularly for not agreeing.
Democrats agree with redefining marriage and forcing society to agree with this lifestyle. Republicans believe marriage is between one man and one woman, and they do not believe in promoting homosexuality.
“Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” –Exodus 18:21 (NKJV)
Perhaps of greatest importance is the future selection of judges by the next president.
Why is this so critical?
Judges, especially those on the Supreme Court, have made some of the most impactful decisions in our society, including the legalization of abortion and same-sex marriage. Many upcoming social matters will be determined by those selected to sit—for life—in our courts.
As Christians, we must choose people who fear God, as the verse above states, to determine our nation’s course. Those judges are selected based on the president of the United States’ agenda and views; and statistically, the judges he appoints will follow his party’s platform and agenda more than three-quarters of the time. With the recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the selection of a replacement is even more critical.
We encourage you to pray about these points and what’s really at stake in America in the 2020 election. Study the party platforms (see a comparison HERE). We are at a crossroads, and the Christian vote will be a deciding factor in the outcome of the 2020 election. Will you be there? Will you join your faith with ours in standing for a godly direction for America? You are needed in this hour to watch, pray and VOTE!
Watch this week’s BVOV broadcasts HERE with Kenneth Copeland, Michele Bachmann and Pastor George Pearsons to learn more about how America is under fire and what’s at stake in the 2020 election.
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Article from KCM.org 2016
“Contentious debates. Political pundits’ opinions. Wall-to-wall election coverage. It’s enough to make anyone angry, even Christians. Sometimes things can get so heated, it may be difficult to know how to act as a Christian, and you’ve no doubt seen many destroy their Christian witness in the heat of the moment. Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between a non-believer and a believer.”
“During election years, when you see some of the things going on and hear what politicians say, you might begin to wonder if God even cares about our nation anymore. Rest assured—He does! This nation isn’t subject to the mistakes and misjudgments of politicians and pundits. It’s sustained by the power of God. The prayers of God’s people brought this nation into existence, and we can change its future. But how? It starts with us…the Christians. Here are four characteristics of a godly, Christian voter:
Commit to pray for all the candidates and seek God’s wisdom about who to vote for. Then VOTE! Faith without works is dead. Your ballot is your seed. Plant it in faith and obedience. God will handle the rest.
“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-3, The Message
When we watch candidates speaking against each other, calling each other names, and saying things that are untrue, it’s repugnant, but if we allow ourselves to get dragged down to the same level of rhetoric, that’s not helpful either. Depending on how we say it—if we speak the truth with kindness and love—what we say might help someone decide who to vote for.
“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.” –Ephesians 4:29, New Living Translation
Resist the urge to complain about the country and our electoral process. We live in the freest nation on earth. The little band of believers who came to America on the Mayflower prayed for a place where they could freely worship God. They entered a covenant with Almighty God in the Name of Jesus, and the first thing they did when they landed on shore was to pray for this nation. The hand of God has prevailed and this nation has been preserved because of the prayers of His people, then and now. So when you feel the urge to complain, pray instead, and be a bright light to those around you.
“Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” –Philippians 2:14-15, NLT
Remember that the prayers of God’s people have stopped the devil from destroying this nation. God has heard the prayers of His people over and over, and He’s preserved this nation through many wars and hostilities. The liberty we enjoy today is ours because someone believed the gospel and prayed. Trust Him to keep His Word as He protects His people.
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.” –Psalm 9:10, NLT
How many of these characteristics do you exhibit? Above all else, you are called to be a light and example everywhere you go—especially during this political season. Let your witness remain strong by putting these four things into practice. Then, regardless of who is in office, you will be in the will of God!
Thank you Kenneth Copeland, George and Terri Pearsons, David Barton, Michelle Bachmann and all other men and women of God who have stepped up to the plate of truth and boldly declared the importance of voting Biblical values.