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Summary: People are finding fault like never before over our new president. Power Point is available upon request

MATTHEW 5:13-16 “WHAT IS YOUR VIEW OF THE ELECTION?”

A) If you were to come to me and say, “Pastor, I have some problems in my

personal life, can you help me?”

* I would open my Bible, try to identify the problem and seek to speak God’s truth into

your life, giving you God’s Word to deal with whatever situation you are facing.

B) If you were to come to me with a family problem, and say, “Pastor can you help us?”

* I would open my Bible, try to identify the problem and seek to speak God’s truth into

your life, giving you God’s Word to deal with whatever situation you are facing.

C) If you were the Pastor of a church and came to me and said, “Bo, our church is

in a mess, can you help me?”

* I would open my Bible, try to identify the problem and seek to speak God’s truth into

your life, giving you God’s Word to deal with whatever situation you are facing.

D) So basically, we would open the Word of God, identify the cause of the problem .......

* And based upon the Word of God, prescribe Biblical solutions that will help deal with

and rectify the issue.

* In other words, Scripture would not only solve the personal and family issues,

but also any church problems as well.

E) However, when it comes to finding answers as a nation for the chaos in our country,

where do we turn?

* Where do we turn for solutions when we are experiencing moral problems, social

and economic issues and decline? .......

* More debt than has ever been seen before? ... Unstable in our society, but also across

the World?

I LIKE WHAT TONY EVANS SAYS:

A) He says the problem is most Christians change books.

* While the Bible is good enough for individuals, families and churches .......

* It seems that somehow by most, it has been deemed insufficient for how we respond

to politics and government.

B) Yet the same Book that can restore a person, home, and church is the same

Book that can restore and transform our nation.

* Truth is, because we have changed Books is the reason our country has been in a

steady decline for many, many years.

C) With the upcoming election and the issues facing America in the days ahead .......

* I want to take our Bible and look at a number of biblical issues that are a part of the

upcoming election.

D) Too many Christians are afraid of speaking out forcefully about biblical issues in

our culture today, but I do not have a choice.

* 2 Tim. 4:2 “Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke,

exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”

E) Jesus is clear about His people being salt and light in this world we live in.

* Unfortunately many Christians have forgotten their role.

* We are to speak out and live out biblical values ... We are to be salt and light in a fallen

world and live for the Glory of God.

* Why? ... So that others will see our lives, lifestyle, and glorify Him as well.

F) We can impact our culture if we choose to do so.

* So let me give you biblical principles to use in praying for and voting in the

upcoming election.

(1) WE NEED A BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW OF GOVERNMENT

A) Is the government important? ... Why is it established?

* Why vote? ... Why care? ... Is it a necessary evil?

B) God Created Government – Romans 13:1-7 .......

* So God created Government ... Why? ... To protect the people.

* Because sin entered the world, chaos would reign if there were no government.

* 1 Peter 2:13-14 .......

C) God Controls Government.

* The Bible says that God establishes and is sovereign over earthly governments.

D) Sovereign – One that exercises supreme authority; of the most exalted kind;

possessed of supreme power.

* Absolute authority and control and He can do exactly what He wants to do.

* Proverbs 21:1 ....... John 19:11 ....... (To Pilate)

E) I am glad we have a God that is in control.

* Even when it looks like things are going crazy, He’s still in on the throne, and still

has a Master plan.

F) But here’s a good question – If God is in control, why do we have to do anything?

* Why vote? ... Why be active in Community? ... Why even lead people to Jesus?

* If God has it all figured out, and He does, we shouldn’t be held responsible for anything.

* Such a fatalist attitude ... Whatever will be will be, I don’t need to be involved.

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