A Needed Reminder to Christians on Election Day

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2016-presidential-primary-debatesIts Super Tuesday III in Florida where I live, as well as other states. Ballots cast today will eventually be used by God in giving America its 45th President. Whoever that may be, I am reminded that there is no debate in heaven, because there has only been one God throughout all eternity. And this is what He told Christians who, by the way, lived under the reign of a wicked tyrant emperor:

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. – 1 Peter 2:13-17

This is a good reminder spoken 34 years ago Dr. John MacArthur: “It really bothers me the way people attack the President. Now I’m not necessarily here to defend any one President or one presidential viewpoint or party or anything else, but I want you to know something that you must have already thought about at least once or twice, the problem in America is not the problem created by any President we ever had…it is the problem created by a mass of Godless, Christless, selfish greedy people. And built into democracy is the seeds of its own dissolution ultimately because when men find that they can vote to themselves things out of the public treasury, ultimately they’ll destroy themselves economically and in every other way. And then you add to that the disintegration of the family, the disintegration of marriage, the rise of the drug culture, and all of the things that are related to the rise of crime and you cannot put the blame at the foot of any party or any President or any Congress. Because they cannot infuse morality into an immoral society. Now we are called then because we’re not going to be able to change the drift of society by rank…wrangling over the political leaders, we are called then to pray for them, 1 Timothy 2, and to get out into that society and sew the gospel in the hearts of people. And we do that when we are perceived as people who have a desirable life style and a desirable value system and a desirable morality and a desirable message, not when we’re seen as political lobbyists for a certain viewpoint or insurrectionists. And I know that’s a strong statement but I intended to make it anyway. The truth is the truth.” – John MacArthur, The Believer as a Citizen

 

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