Summary: This sermon helps a Christian to look at the issues as God looks at them.
This coming Tuesday, November 5 is Election Day.
As a pastor I cannot tell you directly who to vote for but I can show you from the scriptures how you should vote.
In fact, it is my duty to do so because I am to preach and teach the whole counsel of God.
Government is one of the three institutions ordained by Almighty the others being the family and the church.
Scriptures on Government
We are commanded to pray for our leaders.
We are pray for them to be saved.
When the law goes against what God says then to obey God.
I. Economic Issues Vs. Moral Issues
Often people will vote for a candidate based on whether or not that person promise to put more money in their pockets.
Promises to improve the economy so people will be able obtain more material things.
Often this is done without any regard to the candidate’s character or stand on moral issues.
God promises if put Him first, obey Him, live for Him then he will provide our material needs.
Notice what makes a nation great.
Not its economic wealth.
Although I do believe a righteous nation will receive the blessings of God of which economic wealth is one.
Psalm of David, king of Israel and talks about a leader should be a person of character.
II. How to Vote.
Vote for candidate that is saved.
If none of candidates saved then vote for one of good moral character.
Vote for candidate who takes Biblical stand on the issues whether the candidate realizes it or not.
For Capital Punishment (the death penalty) – 1st degree murder.
Against Government Inference of the family.
I.e. spanking children for discipline and calling it child abuse.
Against Government forcing beliefs on the family.
I.e. Using public schools to support homosexuality.
For Home Schooling
For putting prayer and ten commandments back in the public schools
Against the legalization of drugs
Against the legalization of gambling.
For the closing of bars and liquor stores on Sundays.
Against same sex marriages.