How Should Christians Vote?

This is a powerful article by Dr. Larry Ollison, the President of the International Convention of Faith Ministries (ICFM), their website is at www.icfm.org

How Do I Know Who To Vote For?

“We are a product of our choices. The world we are living in today was framed by the decisions we made yesterday and the world we will live in tomorrow is being framed by the decisions we make today. Our decisions in life not only determine our future, but the destiny of generations to come.

Unfortunately, many decisions are made on perceived realities, or perceived fear or emotions. Only decisions that are based on truth and agree with the Word of God will bring future peace and prosperity. When decisions are continuously a result of tradition, prejudice, or emotion, in time they will bring frustration and failure.

In America, we live in a republic that elects its leaders through a democratic process, and these elected leaders determine the laws that we live by. Sadly, many politicians are elected to office because of their personality, race, or influence instead of their qualifications and abilities.

Through the years I’ve heard many people claim to have voted for a particular candidate because they liked the way he or she looked. I once heard of a politician who, after losing a primary election, surveyed voters to find out why they had not voted for him. Many said they liked what he said, but that he was just too short. I would rather have an honest, short leader than a tall, deceptive thief in office. It’s time for Christians to quit playing the personality game and examine the truth.

Some may say the truth is relative and changes with our national culture. That is not true. Truth is a constant solid line that never varies. The truth is not affected by place of birth, color of skin, money, or the constantly changing culture within a nation. Truth is based upon the Word of God. Jesus said that He was the way and the truth (John 14:6) and that only knowing the truth would set us free (John 8:32). Without the truth, there is continual bondage and confusion.

This brings us to the question: how do I know who to vote for? When I’m standing in the voting booth, how will I know beyond any shadow of a doubt that I am voting for the right candidate? Actually, this is the wrong question. The candidate is only the front man for the political party platform. The candidate is groomed and displayed in such a way to be elected. But in reality, the candidate is the showpiece to get your vote so that the platform can be instituted.

What you really should be asking is this. What platform agrees with the truth and upholds biblical principles? And then, you vote for that platform regardless of who the candidate is. If a candidate is unkempt, and has physical attributes that are annoying, or even has a personality that you don’t like, but the platform he is standing on upholds biblical principles, that’s your person. Too often the lure and hype of a well-spoken and well-liked candidate has brought ungodly, devastating laws to our nation.

In our nation we have two major parties. At each presidential election cycle, each party meticulously puts together a party platform stating what they believe and what they will attempt to achieve if their candidate is elected. The choice is yours. Which party platform you will elect?

I am not going to make this choice for you. Actually, I cannot choose for you. However, I am going to give you biblical truth on five current issues.

1. Israel – Israel is special to God. Out of all the earth, He separated Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel) to be His chosen nation. The law was given through the nation of Israel (Moses). The first family of Christianity came through Israel. The Holy Bible (Old and New Testaments) was written by Israelites.

The ancient prophecy that said Israel would be disbursed and return to their homeland (Deuteronomy 30:3) has miraculously come to pass. The nations of the earth have been instructed in the Bible to bless Israel. If they bless Israel, they will be blessed and if they curse Israel, they will be cursed (Genesis 12:3). The curse that came upon the Canaanites, the Egyptians, the Babylonians, and the Nazis has proven this true. In the past, America has been greatly blessed because we have blessed Israel.

The United States of America was the first country to recognize the return of Israel to its homeland and acknowledge them as a nation on May 15, 1948. As the major supporter of the only democracy in the Middle East (Israel), the United States has been blessed like no other nation in history. The freedom and prosperity is unparalleled. However, for this to continue, we must continue to support Israel as a nation and as a people. Antisemitism is not an option.

When voting, instead of listening to the words of the candidate, read the platform he/she is standing upon. A Christian should never vote for a political platform that denies aid to Israel or to a platform that supports the enemies of Israel (i.e., Iran, Palestinians, etc.).

First and foremost, find the platform that supports Israel, and whoever is standing on that platform is your candidate.

2. Abortion – According to the Bible, life begins at conception. God told Jeremiah that while he was yet in his mother’s womb that He knew him (Jeremiah 1:5). John the Baptist leaped for joy while in his mother’s womb (Luke 1:44). It is a medical fact that unborn children have brain activity and feel pain. God takes it very seriously when any culture kills their children.

The heathens in the Bible were condemned because they slaughtered their babies. In the United States of America over 50 million children have been murdered while in their mother’s womb since Roe v. Wade in 1973. Some may say, “But it wasn’t against the law.” While it is true that it was not against the law of our nation during this time to slaughter these 50 million babies, it was against the law of God.

We must always remember that just because something is legal does not make it right. It was perfectly legal by the law of the land for Hitler to kill six million Jews during World War II. Just because it was legal and not against any law of the land did not make it morally right or biblically right.

With this in mind, a Christian must choose a party platform that does not accept abortion as a fundamental practice of life, but instead is against it. So choose a platform, regardless of the candidate, that is pro-life.

3. Marriage – In the beginning God created male and female. There are only two sexual categories. For the 6,000 years of recorded history, it has never been a problem determining whether a baby was a male or a female.

Recently, a famous actress in Hollywood had a baby and the reporter asked her if it was a boy or a girl. Her response was shocking and somewhat puzzling. She said, “We’ve decided to wait and let the child make the decision themselves.” It’s amazing, but the reporter kept a straight face and continued with the interview. It’s tempting to feel like Taylor in the movie, Planet of the Apes and scream out, “The world has gone mad!” To a degree, it has. But as Christians, Hollywood is not the source of truth. Again, the Word of God is truth.

When Jesus was approached by the Pharisees who were trying to trick Him into making a statement against the law so they would have evidence to discredit Him, they asked Him a question about divorce. However, in His answer, He made a powerful statement in Mark 10:6. He said, “But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.'”

While Christians must love and not condemn, we still have an obligation to speak the truth and to stand on the side of truth. We must never exchange the truth for a lie in this matter (Romans 1:25). So as a Christian voter, find a platform that believes that marriage is between male and female. Sexual anarchy is not God’s plan for mankind. Not knowing if you are tall or short, black or white, male or female is a mental issue and not a political issue.

4. Immigration – When my children were living at home, at night I would always lock the doors. It was not for the purpose of locking my family in, but it was for the purpose of keeping others from coming in. It was just common sense.

With terrorism on the rise and groups like ISIS reigning terror in every nation, it’s only common sense to somehow restrict the flow of people who are not in the family from coming in our national house. If they apply properly, we will adopt them and they will be part of the family with all the rights and privileges of those born in the house. But it is always questionable when someone is trying to break and enter without permission.

Our nation is no different than your home, only on a larger scale. Our nation has boundaries and laws that govern us, and we must obey and enforce the laws. We are a nation of immigrants. My ancestors were Swedish. In my circle of friends, almost every nationality in the world is represented. You must not endorse a party that is against immigration, but you should endorse a party platform that is for legal immigration.

Our nation is a nation of laws and without obedience to the law, there is chaos and confusion (Romans 13:1-7). While protests should always be allowed, we must never allow the protests to become violent and injure life and property of others who are not protesting. Citizenship is a privilege of those born in our nation and to those who earn the right of citizenship. As Christians, we should support a platform that not only protects its citizens, but upholds the current immigration laws.

5. The Supreme Court – Our nation’s government is divided into three branches that are equal in power. They are the executive (President), legislative (Congress), and judicial (Supreme Court). The Supreme Court makes decisions about the laws of the land that stand for generations. Fifty million murdered children in the United States are the result of a Supreme Court decision.

The President is the one who appoints the Supreme Court justices. Within the next presidential term, it appears that there will be several new appointments for those who retire or become unable to perform their duties due to age.

At the current time, there is a delicate balance of power between liberals and conservatives and the new president will be able to dramatically lean the Supreme Court toward the liberal or conservative agenda. Regardless of who is president, they will be forced by their party to select Supreme Court candidates who agree with the party platform.

Once again, we must understand how extremely important it is to not vote for a president or any candidate based upon their personality or popularity, but we must vote for the platform that holds biblical and moral values that will once again bring our nation to a place of greatness.

So when you step into the voting booth, you are responsible for your vote. You will not be judged personally on the outcome, but you will be responsible for your individual vote.

The first democratic decision in the Bible was when Moses sent out twelve spies into the Promised Land. Ten came back with a negative report and said that the Israelites could not go in because the enemy was too great. Two of the spies (Joshua and Caleb) voted to go in and take the land because that is what God had commanded. The majority won and the Hebrews wandered in the wilderness for forty years. When the forty years ended, the ten spies who voted wrongly were dead, but the two who voted on the side of truth (even though they lost the election) moved into the Promised Land.

Likewise, you must vote for truth and in doing so, you will be blessed regardless of the outcome. Above all, remember this. Don’t vote for the personality. Vote for the platform.

Republican Platform: https://gop.com/platform/
Democratic Platform: https://www.demconvention.com/platform/

Dr. Larry Ollison

Anti-Christian Activity Grows – ACLJ Newsletter

I got this today from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

“Bill,

Universities are engaging in anti-Christian discrimination at an alarming rate.

One state college rejected a Christian student, saying the medical ‘field is not the place for religion.’

In fact, when we took the case, the school doubled down saying the student’s reliance on ‘God’ and ‘religious beliefs’ for wanting to serve others is not a ‘concrete reason.’

In another of our cases, a college student was denied admission because he ‘brought up religion.’

This isn’t just outrageous; it’s blatantly unconstitutional.

Right now we’re in federal court in both cases. But disturbingly anti-Christian discrimination is growing nationwide.

One university student was expelled for her faith, another was told to defile the name of Jesus, and another was failed for refusing to agree that Christianity is false.

We’re in court defending the rights of Christian students, but we need to send a message to the universities.

Illegal anti-Christian discrimination must end. These students need your voice.

Sign Our New Petition: Stop Anti-Christian Discrimination.
Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

God Knows What True Marriage Is

God’s Word declares that marriage is between a man an a woman. Jesus, Himself, said:

Mark 10:6-9 – “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

But, to the world, it does not matter what God says, or what His Word says, it is all about what the Supreme Court says. I submit to you that no matter what the Supreme Court of the United States says, it will not matter one whit to God. He will have the “last word.”

So, folks, keep in mind, that whatever the court says this month… Christian Marriage, Bible-based Marriage, WILL NOT change. True marriage before God is between one man and one woman. That is what is recognized by God. That is what is recognized by a true, Bible believing church.

It doesn’t matter what man may say.

Liberals Ignore the Word, Promote Premarital Sex

An article from the Family Research Council:

Let’s Cut to the Chaste!

It wasn’t enough for liberals to demand free birth control for adults. Now, the Left is gearing up for an even bigger sales pitch — for young girls. America’s daughters are the next stop on Congress’s high-speed train of sexual irresponsibility, thanks to a new study from the Washington University School of Medicine. Researchers there insist that if teenage girls had access to free birth control implants like IUDs and hormones, the pregnancy rate would nosedive.

‘When costs are removed, young people and families will use these effective methods,’ said Dr. Mary Ott of Indiana University. Like the American Academy of Pediatrics, which just threw its support behind these more invasive kinds of contraception for kids, Ott is part of a growing movement of doctors determined to remove the barriers to early sexual activity. While researchers cheered the lower birth rates they saw from the free implants (35 out of 1,000 compared to the national average of 158 per 1,000), they were suspiciously mum on the rate of sexually transmitted diseases.

No wonder. IUDs and other contraception might protect against pregnancy, but they have absolutely no effect on deadly infections. And based on the CDC’s own research, young people (ages 15-24) are disproportionally affected — ‘accounting for half of all new STIs,’ even though they only represent 25 percent of the sexually experienced population. In other words, these implants might stop kids from having a baby, but they could mean that we parents lose ours! Instead of focusing on risk reduction, it’s time to focus on risk avoidance. IUDs, injectionable contraceptives, and implants don’t protect against death and disease. They also don’t protect against the higher risk of depression and the emotional toll associated with premarital sex.

Somewhere along the way, it became okay to set the bar lower on purity. Unlike any other risky behavior, adults began operating from a position of lower expectations — as if teenagers were wild animals, incapable of exercising any self-control. It became assumed, not discouraged, that children would have sex. And as a result, we have an entire area of teen education that doesn’t curb the risks — but accelerates them. Think about the other behaviors that can devastate a young person’s life. We don’t tell kids to drink less. We tell them not to drink, period. The same with smoking. We don’t hand them filters because we assume they’re going to light up anyway. We teach them not to.

For whatever reason, we’ve become a society that’s afraid to challenge the idea that kids have to have sex before marriage. We refuse to believe that anyone has the self-respect to wait for their spouse — when in reality, there’s a whole generation of kids out there who want to be abstinent. They just aren’t being challenged to do what may be more difficult and counter-cultural.

Too many moms and dads think their kids aren’t listening to what they say about abstinence. Think again. Parents are the single biggest influence on their children’s decisions about sex — topping Hollywood, celebrities, and even their friends. The culture is committed to marketing promiscuity and immodesty at every turn. As parents, we have to be just as committed to helping our teenagers fight those temptations. It’s time to put our trust in kids to do the right thing. Otherwise, they’ll continue meeting the low standards we set for them.”

Merrium Webster Definition of “fornication”:

“consensual sexual intercourse between two persons not married to each other”

1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.”

Is it impossible for someone not to have intercourse before marriage? I know from personal experience… I didn’t. I was caste. It can be done.

I’m Not Sitting Down and Shutting Up!

I get that secular humanists don’t like Christians. They find us so superstitious, after all, we believe in an invisible God, and we worship Him, essentially admitting that we are incapable of helping ourselves. After all, we need help from this “God” just to go to some place after death that they don’t even think exists. I mean, after all! Come on! Poor, pitiful people, they need to just sit down, shut up, and quit quoting that ancient, useless, Book of theirs!

That’s what they are saying today. Well, tough. I AM a Christian, and whether they like it or not, I believe the ENTIRE Bible. The Bible IS the unadulterated, pure, accurate Word of God! If it says homosexuality is a sin. Then guess what? It IS a sin! Your whining about it won’t change what it says. Furthermore, your whining about it won’t change the FACT that I believe the Bible!

I heard Bill O’Reilly last night say that Phil Robertson wasn’t “behaving like a Christian” because the Book of Luke says we are not to judge anyone. Well, first of all, Bill O’Reilly is not the person I would listen to for Biblical exegesis, but secondly, Phil Robertson, from A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” was not pointing to an individual person and saying, “THAT guy is a homosexual, and HE is NOT going to heaven!” All Phil said, was the accurate statement that THE BIBLE says that homosexuality is a sin. And, it does. Denying it won’t change it. Not saying it won’t change it. In fact, Phil when on IN THE SAME interview, and said that he was not a man’s judge, but God was. He said that he was going to “leave it all to God.” Well, good on you, Phil! BUT, O’Reilly is taking the same stand that the media at large has adopted… they have a specific agenda. O’Reilly even agreed in his discussion that “this was done to further their political cause.” What is that cause? To state emphatically that Bible believing Christians should sit down, shut up, and fade away! After all, THEY (the secular media) know better.

Well, check me out. I am not sitting down, and I am not shutting up. Deal with it!

American Family Rights – We Must Protect Them!

I got this letter from the Family Research Council today… wow! This is important information!

2013 Campaign for the American Family

September 11, 2013

Dear Bill,

In the heart of the family-loving Bible Belt there is a law being proposed that would keep Bible-believing Christians from public office and from public works. Sound alarmist or extreme? I wish it were. It’s sadly and powerfully true.

The law I am talking about is not in some liberal bastion; it may go on the books in San Antonio, Texas. Extremist legal activism must be stopped. You can be sure that Eric Holder’s Justice Department won’t stop it. They will defend it because it is biased in favor of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community.

Here’s what the June Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s traditional marriage amendment may mean for your family:

  • The rights of traditional American families like yours may be subject to hate crime laws and discrimination fines and restrictions if you express and advocate traditional Judeo-Christian views on marriage, gender, and faith.
  • Your pastor and church may be subject to legal challenges and fines because of their biblical view of marriage and gender.
  • Your rights at work are likely to be severely curtailed by pro-LGBT rulings and government indictments.
  • Your children’s rights at school will be under even more attack than before — even though most of the restrictions placed on them are unconstitutional and therefore illegal.

Information on the Campaign – Click HERE!

At the same time, I want to encourage you: Biblical marriage is not a lost cause in Americaunless we give up and let the same-sex activists win because we failed to stand up for what is right. Marriage is still between one man and one woman in 37 states, and we are not raising a white flag to the LGBT lobby.

FRC has unparalleled access and personal friendships with conservative, value-driven leaders in America. Events like our Values Voter Summit in Washington next month bring together the most influential voices for America’s historic empowering values.

We are counting on your support of Family Research Council’s American Family Campaign.

We are still $2.6 million short of our September 30 need. This is no arbitrary date: it marks the end of our financial year and we must end the year with all of our bills paid or our impact will be compromised.

Every dollar you give to help FRC defend your values will be DOUBLED — matched dollar for dollar up to $300,000 — by few generous friends of the Family Research Council.

With your help, FRC will continue to challenge, counter, and even help prevent more attacks on the American family.

Thank you for standing up for America’s families!

Standing (Ephesians 6:13),



Tony Perkins
President

Your Kids DO Have Freedom of Religion in Their Schools!

This is a letter from Dr. Steve and Kellie Swisher:

Hello Partners and Friends,

We have had such a great response to our recent ‘Religious Freedom in America’s Schools’ article as featured in the July Believer’s Voice of Victory magazine. Our team is so happy that this article has been encouraging, informative and helpful in both motivating and mobilizing individuals and churches to get involved in protecting religious freedom in their communities.

So many requests have come in asking to reprint the article and the seven guidelines from the U.S. Department of Education that we’ve decided to make them available to you online so you can easily print and distribute the information.

If we may be of help don’t hesitate to contact us via this website, and be watching for our upcoming Web event with Secretary Arne Duncan and Director Brenda Girton-Mitchell from the Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

Seven Guidelines for Religious Freedom

1) Students may pray, talk about their faith and read their Bibles in school.
2) Students can organize prayer or Bible groups with fellow students and announce their meetings.
3) Students can express their faith in their class work and homework.
4) Teachers and school administrative personnel can organize prayer groups with their colleagues.
5) Students may go off campus for Bible studies during school hours, if approved in advance.
6) Students can express their faith at school events.
7) Students can express their faith at graduation ceremonies.

We encourage you to print these guidelines and share them with as many people as possible.

Here are three great places to start:
1) Contact your local school board to make sure they are aware of these guidelines.
2) Contact the parent/teacher organization at your child’s school and share this information with them.
3) Make sure your pastor is aware of these guidelines, too.

We send our prayers and blessings to you and those you love,

Steve and Kellie

What Does Jesus Say About Marriage?

“And He answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” (Matthew 19:4-6)

A lot of seemingly intelligent people are discussing and arguing over what constitutes marriage. I am only interested in ONE opinion. In the grand tradition of “What Would Jesus Do?” What does Jesus say about marriage? There you go. Simple, direct, and to the point of the current discussion. God made a male (a man) and a female (a woman) and said that they will leave their own father (a man) and mother (a woman,) we know that they were an actual man and a woman, by the way, due to the biological necessity that the man and woman are necessary to bring forth a child. So, a man shall leave his mother and father, and a woman shall leave her mother and father, and the man, and the woman, will be joined in marriage.

So, according to Jesus Himself, marriage is between a biological man and a biological woman. If we study the Greek here we see something VERY interesting. The word “male” in verse 4 is the Greek word “arrhen” translated “a human male,” and the word “woman” in verse 4 is the Greek word “thelus” translated a “human female.” Amazingly, the Greek word study confirms that Jesus was specifically speaking of a biological male and a biological female! Shock! I know that the liberal, progressive media will groan over this, but there is no way to spiritualize out of it. Jesus intended that a man marry a woman, and a woman marry a man! I am sure this comes as an amazing revelation to some folks, but it is true. Does this make Jesus intolerant? Does it make Him a homophobe? Does it make Him evil? Ah, no.

Jesus is not evil because He defined marriage as being between a man and a woman, and neither am I. I simply believe the Bible is the Word of God. I simply believe that God is right, and Jesus is right. So, when the Bible, in the New Testament, by the way says:

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” (Romans 1:22-28)

So, if the Bible says that a woman burning in lust for a woman, and a man burning in lust for a man is “leaving the natural use” and that it “is unseemly” then I believe that it is simply that way. Oh, and in case the King James may be a bit difficult for some, let’s see it from the Amplified Bible:

“Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves].
And by them the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God were exchanged for and represented by images, resembling mortal man and birds and beasts and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their [own] hearts to sexual impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin],
Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen (so be it). [Jer. 2:11.]
For this reason God gave them over and abandoned them to vile affections and degrading passions. For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one,
And the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze (burning out, consumed) with lust for one another–men committing shameful acts with men and suffering in their own bodies and personalities the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong-doing and going astray, which was [their] fitting retribution.
And so, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or approve of Him or consider Him worth the knowing, God gave them over to a base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome,” (Romans 1:22-28, Amplified Bible)

So what do YOU believe about marriage? Can you back it up with the Bible? I simply choose to side with the Word of God.

Some Election Day Thoughts for Christians

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…”

This is the opening text of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It is frequently cited to support the notion of “separation of church and state.” If read closely, and correctly, you will see that it should be thought of as the “separation of the state’s influence on the church.” No, the state should not IMPOSE a religion, or religious preference, on it’s people, BUT, they should not PROHIBIT the free exercise of religious thought and speech. My moral underpinnings and social responsibility is informed by my Christian faith and beliefs. That is why you must, if you are a believer, ask yourself the following questions today before you vote:

Which candidates, or party, are most likely to take the unconstitutional stand of preventing people from freely exercising their beliefs (such as Christians being told that their healthcare premiums must pay for killing unborn children?)

Which candidates, or party, are most likely to take the unconstitutional stand of making it more difficult for parents of faith to teach their own children at home instead of being required to send them to state-run schools for indoctrination in secular humanism and socialism?

Which candidates, or party, are most likely to openly mock those that want to “cling to their guns and religion?”

Which candidates, or party, booed the mention of God at their convention?

Which candidates, or party, are against the Biblical definition of marriage, that of one man married to one woman?

Which candidates, or party, are most likely to make it tougher on Israel, and which one will accept the Biblical mandate to bless Israel?

The bottom line? Don’t vote because of party, don’t vote (either way, I might add) because of skin color, don’t vote because “that’s how me and my family have always voted.” No. Simply vote for Biblical values. Vote your Bible. Vote as though you are aligning yourself with the stand of those that wrote that party’s platform (whichever one you vote for.) Because that IS what you are doing. You are identifying yourself with the stand, and practices, of the people that you are voting for. For me, that is pro-life, and against death. That is for personal freedoms, not governmental control. For Biblical values, and against the government prohibiting the free exercise of faith.

Definitions and Quotes to Consider

communism (com·mu·nism [kom-yuh-niz-uhm]) noun

1. a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
2. ( often initial capital letter ) a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.

socialism (so·cial·ism [soh-shuh-liz-uh m]) noun

1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” – Karl Marx

“I actually believe in redistribution… (of wealth)” – Barack Obama

“Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on ‘income distribution,’ the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It is earned.”
― Thomas Sowell

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
― Winston Churchill

“Do we go forward towards a new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared?” – Barack Obama

“The Obama campaign apparently didn’t look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, ‘Forward’ – a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism… There have been at least two radical-left publications named ‘Vorwaerts’ (the German word for ‘Forward’). One was the daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany whose writers included Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky.” – The Washington Times

“Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures.”
― Leon Trotsky

“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” – Barack Obama

“There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there – good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory… Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea – God bless! Keep a hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”
― Elizabeth Warren

“The trouble with socialism it that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher

“The private sector is doing fine.” – Barack Obama

“Only government can break the vicious cycles that are crippling our economy — where a lack of spending leads to lost jobs which leads to even less spending.” – Barack Obama

“Man is not free unless government is limited.” – Ronald Reagan

“Conservative critics of the Obama administration have noted numerous ties to radicalism and socialists throughout Mr. Obama’s history, from his first political campaign being launched from the living room of two former Weather Underground members, to appointing as green jobs czar Van Jones, a self-described communist.” – The Washington Times

“Elections should be held on April 16th – the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.” – Thomas Sowell

“Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.” – Ronald Reagan

Study and consider these facts. Remember, vote your values, vote the Bible. Preserve our Constitutional government and our freedoms!