Voting Biblical Values … How do I chose in confusing Times? Romans 13:1-7
Politics all impacting sphere of human activity… “Election’s do have consequences.” Abraham Kuyper, “There is not one inch of creation about which Jesus Christ does not say, “That is mine!”
Ravi Zacharias 1.Vote for leader who holds most closely to Biblical Values…. 2.Vote for the candidate who will preserve religious liberty… 3.Vote for the candidate or party who will preserve freedoms of the people…
Romans 13:1-7 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.
Romans 13:4-7 4 For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. 6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
A High view of governing authority Romans 13:1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Human governments Biblical role 1.Servants of God … subject of God’s ways 2.Servants of God to promote good 3.Servants of God to dispense justice 4.Servants of God to promote peace
In our system of government “we the people” have a responsibility to assure moral government A.By our Vote B.By our support through involvement both in taxes and voice C.In our prayers
Vote Biblical Values 1.A process of thinking and careful reflection 2.We are not to be partisan …Our affiliation is neither Democratic or Republican but Jesus Kingdom Life… 3.Using the words of the Party Platforms … do they agree with scripture?
Live with honor and respect toward all People as a Kingdom of God person How will I live, think and operate on November 7 th ? T.S. Elliot: “We want a system of order so perfect that we don’t have to personally be good.”
Ravi Zacharias 1. Vote for leader who holds most closely to Biblical Values…. 2. Vote for the candidate who will preserve religious liberty… 3. Vote for the candidate or party who will preserve freedoms of the people… 4. Vote for the candidate who is most qualified by these standards…
Prayer that changes a Nation …. Tonight at 6:00 PM The times demand it The glory of the Lord and His wisdom are found in the Word and Prayer times He has a greater future and wiser understanding than we do…