Voting: An American Barometer-2
Contemporary voting, measures American atmospheric pressure in a minimum of three ways:
Last week I endeavored to show how liberal racism is reflected in American voting. This week I would like to continue making my point on voting using America’s purpose.
Over the years, I have heard many reasons why/how people vote; and especially vote for presidents. I can remember expressly two young women interviewed on television boldly declaring their vote for Bill Clinton because they thought he was handsome. Recently, I read that a man said he would give his vote to Donald Trump because he was a good man. Black actor Samuel Jackson said he voted for President Obama because he was Black. A group of 25 Black pastors recently declared their support for Hillary Clinton; in a joint statement they declared that she best represents what is important to the people of their congregation. I recently heard a fan of Marco Rubio for president in effect say that because his wife was “hot”—meaning she’s beautiful—he deserved a vote for president.
Furthermore, I have heard many people use their party as a guide for their vote. I once told a ‘Christian’ so sold-out to his favorite political party that if Jesus ran for president in an opposing party, you still would not vote for Him! In addition, I told another friend, “If the devil ran for president on the ticket of your party, you would still vote for him.”
If you’ve been around long enough, I’m certain you could share some real ‘doozies’ on what you’ve heard as reasons people vote for a politician. The point is that people vote for their favorite person for almost any and every reason. Therefore, the question of this tidbit is: how is America’s purpose used to help to know who to vote for?
The Bible points out at least four purposes for a nation. Although these four purposes were given to all nations, God has specifically given them to America to serve as a ‘living’ example for nations to follow.
1.Righteousness (Pro14:34). “America is great because America is good” -Alexis de Toqueville
2.Freedom (Gal.5:13,1; 1Pet2:16). Yet, not a freedom to do anything, i.e.pursue the sin
nature, but a liberty to seek God (Act17:26,27).
3.Unique Purpose(2Tim1:9). To facilitate men finding their unique purpose from God.
4.Israel. The establishment and continual support of Israel (Deut32:8)
(These are not necessarily in order of importance)
One of the most important places to look regarding a potential national leader is whether his/her personal and public philosophy aligns itself with these four purposes. Dr Myles Munroe said, “Where purpose is unknown, abuse is inevitable.” God created all things, therefore all created things have purposes—including nations(Ps86:9,Deut32:8)! If a potential leader does not understand the purpose of God for his nation, he will abuse the nation!
Voting in America ‘OUGHT’ to be easy if this great truth is used as a guide! Ask yourself two simple questions when considering a potential candidate:
1.Does the candidate’s personal life adhere to America’s purposes?
2.Does the candidate’s past actions align with America’s purposes?
To offer a little practical help, neither Communism, Socialism, Darwinism, Liberalism, Deism, Atheism, Islam, paganism, or sexual perversion, are aligned with America’s purposes! Nations that no longer exist, don’t exist for a reason! There are no Hittites, Hivites, Amorites, Amalakites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Babylonians, or Canaanites…for a reason!
If you choose to vote for a leader who opposes God’s purposes for this nation, you contribute to the demise of America: “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God!”(Ps9:17). The optimal word is “forget”. What does “forget” refer to? Both the being of God, and the purposes of God! To forget either is to usher-in God’s wrath.
However, if you vote for one who respects God’s purposes for America: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…” (Ps33:12), you contribute to God’s blessing upon America!
There is no middle ground!
* The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution wonderfully align with America’s God-given purposes. The Declaration is America’s vision, and the Constitution serves to enforce or facilitate the vision.
TRUE WEALTH: My friends are my estate.
-EMILY DICKINSON (1830–1886) Poet
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