There is an interesting scripture in 1 Corinthians 3:1-6
1 “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.”
Notice a few things here. Some in Corinth that Paul was writing to were saying, “I am of Paul, or, I am of Apollos.” In other words, they were “personality cult” followers of these men. Paul said very directly that this was immature and carnal (flesh-driven.) We, as Christians, should NOT be personality followers.
What SHOULD be our orientation? We should respect, honor, and follow TRUTH. And what is TRUE? Jesus said it best, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:17) God’s Word IS TRUTH!
So, in regard to voting, and the election, I would ask simply, “What do the candidate’s party platform’s say that they stand for, and how does it line up with God’s Word?” Not what do the candidates look like, sound like, and what kind of speeches do they make… NO, what do they STAND FOR? You STAND on a PLATFORM, metaphorically speaking. A platform outlines what a party actually, truly, STANDS FOR!
So, take a few issues that are important to Christians, and that the Bible is clear on, like:
What is their stand on abortion? Are they pro-life, or pro-death? God is pro-life; His Word makes that clear.
What is their stand on the definition of marriage? The Bible defines “marriage,” clearly, as between one man, and one woman. How does that party’s platform stand on the issue?
Our country was founded on personal freedoms for all… “we are endowed BY OUR CREATOR” (that’s God, by the way) with unalienable rights… we are NOT endowed by the government. Government should get out of the way of our freedoms.
What do the party platforms say on that matter? More government restrictions on personal freedoms, or less? Are we free to start and run businesses, or, are we burdened by increased regulations? Which one do you think will cause business growth, and therefore, hiring of folks in this country?
Just a few things to think about.
My concern is this, in a nutshell… it is my hope that Christians will vote THE BIBLE… NOT a man… not even a party… whatever yours may be. Compare all these issues and concerns to GOD’S WORD, the BIBLE, and vote accordingly!