Friends say they’re having a hard time choosing which candidate to vote for. Really? I ask them: Are you listening to what the candidates believe and propose? Or is media commentary confusing you? Are you searching the Bible to compare God’s standards with those of the candidates?
God’s Word tells us how to live, and even how to vote: “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).
God has placed a choice before us. Voting is not a light thing. Heaven and earth witness our choice – and our descendants will pay for it. We get to choose how they’ll live – or even if they live at all.
“. . . choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” How can our descendants live if we abort them? The stakes are clear. God is not pro-abortion. God is not for infanticide. He forbids murder. And what about marriage – the nest into which live is supposed to be born? The biblical definition of marriage is one woman and one man. Sure, God cares deeply about homosexuals. He died for them and wants to help them with their struggles, just as He wants to help each of us with ours – whatever they may be. Many gays lack father-figures, and their lives are not easy. They suffer terribly. God’s compassion for them is great. But, He does not endorse homosexual marriage. We cannot redefine marriage to accommodate our lifestyle. (Hey, if you really want to be legally bound to protect assets and demonstrate commitment—just as biz partners are—you don’t need to call it marriage. It’s not and saying it is confuses our children.)
This election brings many other issues to the table. May we be vigilant and discern during this dark times. Let’s not flock to biased media commentaries as a source of information.. Let’s do our own thinking. And let’s do it BIBLICALLY, letting God’s Word be the litmus test. Let’s choose life – so that the life we leave for our descendants will be worth living.
Janey DeMeo M.A.
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