Summary: This is a sermon that explains using the scriptures showing how Christians should vote.
How Christians Should Vote
Date: November 3, 2002 (PM)
Text: Psalms 33:8-22
The Bible teaches us our responsibilities to God; our fellowman; our church; and our government. I believe it is the duty of all Christians who are qualified, to vote. I believe that this Tuesday, we have a sacred responsibility. There is no power (government, ruler, king, etc.) except by God. Colossians 1:16,17 tells us, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” A division between secular and sacred is No where found in the Bible. We often think about duty to God as sacred; He is the Almighty. And we think of duty to the Church as sacred; it is the Bride of Christ. But we need to think of our duty to our fellow man as sacred; he is created in the image of God. All of our voting decisions ought to be based on the Word of God. You ought not to vote for or against a candidate because they are a man or a woman, black or white, or Democrat or Republican. All of our voting ought to be guided by the Bible, God’s Holy Word. The Bible should be a lamp unto our feet and a light in the voting booth. Psalms 119:11 declares to us that, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalms 119:105 says that “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” They say if you don’t want people to get mad, don’t talk about politics or religion-now I am going to do both. I’m going to go this morning where angels fear to tread. I am going to tell you how you ought to vote. I am going to tell you how you ought to vote simply based on scripture. For you see, the problems we have in America today are not economic, nor cultural, nor social nor intellectual; but our problems today are spiritual. Every single problem in America is directly related to America’s spiritual condition. Psalms 33:12 plainly stated that “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.” Here is how we should vote based on scripture.
I. Vote Righteously
A. Proverbs 14:34 says “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any
1. Vote Principle
a. Righteous= “what is right”
b. How?-Follow the 10 Commandments
B. Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt not kill.”
1. 35 million babies have been killed.
a. That is more than all the wars of human history.
b. Abortion Is murder
2. Any candidate who promised to continue the slaughter ought to be rejected
even if they support subsistence.
C. Allow God to lead you in your voting selection.
1. Psalms 23:3 tells us “he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s
II. Vote Morally
A. Homosexuals, lesbians, queers, fags-this is a moral issue.
1. They are not born that way. If that were the case God would have created Adam
and Steve instead of Adam and Eve.
a. Genesis 1:26-28 tells us “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
b. Genesis 2:20-24 also says “ 20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”