A Christian Duty

Christians have a responsibility as citizens to behave and to participate in life in such a way as to bring honor and glory to God. We do this through our acts of kindness and through our responses to the world around us.

The world seems to be more and more hostile to Christianity. Alternative lifestyles and religions are challenging the very morals we share in Christ. Rather than retreat and allow the world to overcome us, we should take our roles as citizens seriously. Let us make every impact for Christ we can in our society. If we sit silent and do nothing, the devil won’t. He intends to thwart every good and godly thing.

It is only right for us to pray for those who are in political power (1 Timothy 2:1,2), so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life. In our democratic republic, we have the opportunity also to choose our elected officials. While some Christians have refused to vote, we must ask if this is the best course. It seems that no vote at all is to allow others to make the decision for us. To withdraw from our responsibility is to assure that others will enforce their wills in this life and silence the voice of godly people.

Can we allow that? We may not win every vote, but it seems a shame not to speak at all for what is right and against what is wrong.

On November 7, people all over the United States will be voting for candidates and issues. We strongly urge you not to sit silent on any moral issue, because the other side is not sitting silent. We must not sit silent while others promote immorality.

While no church is given the right to endorse a political candidate or party, we should by all means speak loudly in matters of morality. Let us vote for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.

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