Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Christians, you MUST vote this election!! Here's why...

I just finished reading an article titled "Why Voting for Donald Trump is A Morally Good Choice". It is a great article. It does not state that Donald Trump is a morally good person, but rather analyzes how the nation will take shape under a Clinton presidency versus a Trump presidency, and these differences make Trump a morally good choice.

For those of you considering doing a write-in or third-party vote, please don't. Those votes may only hurt the primary candidates and can sway an election in the opposite direction that these voters actually hoped for. No third-party candidate has ever won a presidential election, in fact all they usually do is split parties.

I encourage you to read every word of this article. It is somewhat long, but worth reading, especially for first, second, even third time young voters.
"Should Christians even try to influence elections at all? Yes, definitely. The apostle Peter says Christians are “exiles” on this earth (1 Peter 1:1). Therefore I take seriously the prophet Jeremiah’s exhortation to the Jewish people living in exile in Babylon:
Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare” (Jeremiah 29:7).
By way of modern application, I think Christians today have a similar obligation to vote in such a way that will “seek the welfare” of the United States. Therefore the one overriding question to ask is this: Which vote is most likely to bring the best results for the nation?"
Another interesting read from 2010: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/10/how-third-party-candidates-affect-elections/