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PostSubject: Why Christains should vote   Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:35 pm

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Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:11 PM
I received this e-mail from Bill Keller, an evangelist on why Christians
should vote. I thought that I would share it. Bill Keller sends out a
daily devotional that is free to all that subscribe. The information on how
to subscribe is at the bottom of the page.

As A Child of God We are to be A Godly Citizen in the Country We Live In
(Titus 3:1)
Even though most who read this Devotional are in the United States, the
country you live in doesn't matter. One of our responsibilities as a child
of God is to be a Godly citizen of the country we live in. This is
accomplished primarily by obeying the laws and honoring those God has placed
in leadership. Here are many scripture references that support this:

Ecclesiastes 8:2; Matthew 17:27; Matthew 22:21; Romans 13:1; 1 Peter 2:13; 1
Peter 2:14; 1 Peter 2:17; Ezra 7:26; Exodus 22:38; Ecclesiastes 10:20; Acts
23:5; Proverbs 14:34.

For those of us fortunate enough to live in the United Sates or in other
democratic countries, we also have the ability to have our voice heard
through our vote. Let me just say this. Voting is an incredible right we
have and it should not be taken lightly. It is one way we can make our voice
heard and at the same time be the Godly citizen God calls us to be. If you
are not registered to vote, get registered today!
One of our most powerful ways to be a Godly citizen is through prayer. Pray
for your country. Pray for your leaders. Pray for God to bless your country.
Also, pray about those things that need to be changed. In the U.S. for
instance, we have an incredible problem with abortions, divorce, and how
incredibly easy it is to access any sin you can name. As you know, my
philosophy on social change is one heart at a time. There is a certain
amount that can be done politically, but real change can only come from God.
A great example was the Prohibition era. Making it unlawful to drink didn't
even slow it down. A great modern day example is the illegal drug crisis we
are in. The fact that they are illegal is little deterrent to those who want
to use these illegal substances. Again, real change comes one heart at a
time. The prayers of God's people work!
Another way that you can be a Godly citizen is through getting involved in
the political process. A democracy like we have in the United States invites
people to participate. It gives those who are led the opportunity to give of
themselves to help their fellow citizens. Like everything else in this
world, sin has perverted the true meaning of public service. In its purest
form, it is an act of serving others.
Unfortunately, for many it has deteriorated into a way to get rich, acquire
power, and fulfill self-serving interests at the expense of the people they
are supposed to be serving. However, being involved with pure motives can be
an incredible way in which to not only serve your fellow citizens, but God
as well. Not just for those who holds public office, but also for those
many, many dedicated people it takes in support positions.
I love you and care about you very much. You will be in my prayers. As you
go throughout your daily lives, never forget the responsibilities we have to
be Godly citizens. Again, the best way we can fulfill that responsibility is
by obeying the laws, respecting our leaders, and praying for our leaders and
nation. I sense in my spirit that our great land is on the verge of losing
the blessings God has bestowed upon us these past 200+ years due to our sin
and rebellion.
We can read clear examples in the Bible of how God dealt with the children
of Israel when they disobeyed. Even though they were God's chosen people, He
took the hand of blessing from them for their disobedience. I hear the
trumpet sounding its warning my friends. Let us turn from our sin before it
is too late. Being a Godly citizen is one way we can make that happen.
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller

Know that I am praying for you, be richly blessed,
Bill Keller
Founder, www.liveprayer.com
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PostSubject: Re: Why Christains should vote   Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:05 pm

People are instructed and reminded to vote, but if people don't know how they want to vote, they should not vote or else they could very well be voting to make things worse instead of better. I like the idea of going to the poll and voting for what I know I want (and sometimes it is a tradeoff) and saying about the rest "None of them," "None of them," "None of them." If we had maximum voter turnout but minimum votes cast, would that send a message? But if things are that bad, you should consider running for office to try to straighten things out.

I think some Christians have a tendency to vote Republican because they think Republicans are Pro-Life and conservative and voting is the only political involvement they have in their lives and Republican Party candidates get voted in and run the government in favor of corporations and are supported instead of held accountable.
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PostSubject: Re: Why Christains should vote   Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:46 am

soldier Men died in the Revolutionary War to establish a new nation.
This nation was born from that struggle and gave to the people the right to govern themselves through the election process.

Can we do less?

Please vote on Tuesday. It is a costly and precious gift.

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Our citizens may be deceived for awhile, and have been deceived;
but as long as the presses can be protected,
we may trust to them for light.
- Thomas Jefferson
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