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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

After The Elections

One week ago today the world watched as the people of the United States voted to elect a new president in what I think will be one of the most memorable elections in history. From the campaign to the debates to Sandy and right down to the elections themselves, we will remember them for some time to come. Some may say that Christians should not meddle in politics, but the Bible says we have a responsibility to be involved in matters of government and that includes the electoral process.

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God : the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.  Romans 13: 1 - 2.

Therefore if you voted for President Barack Obama, now is not the time to gloat, and if you voted for Governor Romney, now is not the time to be bitter. Instead, let us band together to make this great nation the best it can be, for at the end of the day we all take shelter under this canopy called the United States. If one corner sags, the whole thing is in trouble. With God's help we can do it. It matters not whether you like or do not like the president. What matters is that you "render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour" (v 7).


Lahyorz in Christ said...

I am a british woman living in Germany. For the first time in my christian life, I am happy to read an opinion about the leadership in America that clearly, to me, reveals the heart of God - many thanks. It seems to me that many Americans think that they're the only ones going through financial hardship and all the blame should be shouldered by the government - not true! Every country has it's citizens affected by the economic crisis - you are not alone. Human beings are elected to rule and guide countries as leaders but since they are not God, we should not expect them to be perfect. What they need are our prayers not judgement. You cannot appreciate or support what you criticize; you cannot pull down and build up simultaneously! As christians, we should simply practise ! Timothy 2: 1-4. God does not see a good or bad leader but one who needs his guidance to rule well.

Angela said...

Excellent comment, Layhorz! Thanks for stopping by.