Is It a Sin for a Christian not to Vote? Should a Christian Vote in the Presidential Election?
Well, the Presidential election of 2012 has just passed and I didn't vote. In fact, I have not voted for almost a decade. Is that a sin? Should a Bible believing Christian vote? Is it a sin not to?
Of course it's not a sin to refuse to participate in America's corrupt election process! How many hundreds of thousands illegal aliens vote? How many times has voter fraud been exposed? How many times have people been voting in the names of dead people? In most states identification is not even required to vote so fraud is rampant.
Double tongued politicians pander to the people and promise "free" stuff if they will vote for them. The entire process is a sham! A case could be made that to participate in this corrupt process is a sin. I don't believe it is a sin TO vote, but the argument could be made.
Before some people try to label me a traitor or not doing my patriotic duty, I served this country honorably for four years in the military. I know what; service, duty, and honor to this country means. I enlisted in the military during a time of war, I paid my dues to this once great country. It is not a sin for a Christian not to vote. My conscience is clear (Romans 14:22-23), I have absolutely no qualms about not voting.
Who was I supposed to vote for in the 2012 Presidential Election? Obama, the Marxist/Socialist who hates America's traditional values and supports abortion? Romney, he supported abortion in the past and the socialized medicine he supported in his home state is a dismal failure? It is the lesser of two evils with these men. I will not soil myself by voting for either one of these non-believing, anti-God heathens. If there would have been a real Christian in this race, I would have participated and supported him. The Democrats and Republicans are two sides of the same coin and as a Christian supporting either would go against my conscience. If the Republican candidate loses because of this, that's too bad. I vote with my Bible, not according to a political party. If there isn't a conservative Christian running for office, I will refrain from voting.
If that means Republican candidates don't win elections, then so be it. I'm not going to change my beliefs because the social winds have changed. Anyone who does lacks conviction and integrity.
As a result of Obama winning a second term, many Republicans and Libertarians want the GOP to drop conservative social issue from the platform altogether in order to garner more votes. They want the GOP to now be liberal socially and conservative fiscally. Their argument basically states, "Being fiscally solvent is the most important issue we face as a nation. If a woman chooses to murder her baby, that is between her and God. We need to stop talking about abortion and homosexuality and focus on our economy. That is all that matters in the end."
I came across a great quote from a fellow Christian on this very issue:
"Moral issues are far more crucial than economic factors. It is much better to be poor and good, than prosperous and wicked. This is an ideal many Americans seem to have forgotten—or choose to ignore."
I don't vote in the ballot box, but I do vote with my wallet. If a company endorses an anti-Christian movement I will not give them my business. Home Depot is a prime example, the CEO/President made public his anti-biblical beliefs so I stopped giving them my business. Besides, Lowes is a lot better store anyway. The same goes for many other issues as well, abortion, anti-Christian statements or practices, the list goes on. If a company or business does any of these types of anti-God things I will not do business with them. That is how I vote!
You want to know what sin is? The murder of over 4,000 babies a day in America via abortion is sin. Hypocrisy is "Christians" criticizing others for not voting yet they don't even follow the command of our Sovereign and preach the Gospel (The Great Commission). What is more important, voting for a bunch of anti-God heathens or following the command of Jesus and preaching the Gospel?
"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen.'" Matthew 28:18-20
Remember my Christians friend, our kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36). Do not get so caught-up in the affairs of man that you miss the forest for the trees. Our duty is to preach the Gospel and to make men disciples of Christ. Stop placing so much importance on who wins the Presidential Election between two Godless heathens.
Some Christians might argue, "Well, if we don't vote this country will go down the drain." I hate to break it to you bro, this country is never going back to what it was. This once great nation has circled the drain a very long time ago. The Devil has won in regards to our homeland, America is an anti-God, baby murdering country. God won't bless this country, His judgment needs to come for our many sins as a people. We have forsaken Him for cisterns that won't hold water. This country was founded on Christ and His Gospel (The Mayflower Compact) and just like Israel, we as a country have turned our back on the God of the Bible.
"Has a nation changed its gods, Which are not gods? But My people have changed their Glory For what does not profit. Be astonished, O heavens, at this, And be horribly afraid; Be very desolate,” says the Lord. “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns - broken cisterns that can hold no water," Jeremiah 2:11-13
Why isn't America in Bible prophecy? It's because we are going to cease being a world power. Why will we stop being a world power? Because God is going to judge this land filled with the innocent blood of millions upon millions of babies. Their blood cries out to God for vengeance.
President Obama is God's judgment upon America, this is just the beginning of woes. You reap what you sow America, brace yourself, for your judgment draws nigh.
"And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand," Genesis 4:10-11.
I came across a forum post recently written by a brother in Christ who explains this much more eloquently than I.
"In fact it has been many decades since I placed any hope at all in man whether politician or otherwise. Where man is concerned except for simple saving faith, it is all ruin and departure in God's eyes. Politics offers no answer. Righteousness cannot be legislated. Christian political action has taken many off message and done far more damage to the Gospel of God's Grace than it has helped. What good has come of it?
As to whether the judgment of God is against the USA or not, I note quite a number of indicators. Surely the nation that sacrifices it's unborn by the millions in the name of women's rights, but really only to cover up its fleshly promiscuity deserves Divine Judgment. Surely the nation that utterly eschews God with hatred removing His Name from the public arena deserves Divine Judgment. Surely the nation that places greater value on commerce and profit, while selfishly exalting man above God deserves Divine Judgement. That Judgment is deserved is not the question.
Since Hurricane Katrina we've not been without an expensive national disaster working. Widespread drought is a national disaster. So is unusual extreme cold. Occasional disasters wouldn't necessarily point to Divine Judgment but a continual pattern seems to indicate exactly that. Men try to blame much of it on alleged Climate Change. But I think we miss the point. Why wouldn't climate change (if it exists) a manifestation of Divine Judgment? And if it is, man can do nothing to reverse it apart from repentance before God and belief in His Beloved Son.
This recent diatribe of GLTB propaganda has become unavoidable in the broadcast media. One would think 30% of the population were such. Instead it's less than 2%. So this government of men decides that school children must be so gender confused they need to erase the distinction between sexes in school restrooms and locker rooms! The rights of women are diminished by policies that allow gender confused men to use women's restrooms. It has become altogether backward and unseemly in the worst way. Is this not indicate Divine Judgment against this land?
This government of men in the USA have utterly spent our great, great grandchildren into debt with a national encumbrance that can never be paid. With good reason we are called the greatest debtor nation. Many find reason to fear economic catastrophe is forthcoming. Prosperity in this nation came from God, because His Name was once widely honored. Now there is a sense of doom. Is this not the Judgment of God against this nation?
Oh that men would humble themselves before God, confess their sin, turn from it and believe in our Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. For Christ died for sin according to the scriptures. The wages of sin is death. He who was without sin died for my sin and for your sin to make propitiation before the Father for us who believe. Christ was buried and rose again the third day according to the scriptures. He was raised for our justification No man comes to the Father apart from the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ. Believe and be saved, else ye shall die in your sins.