Dr. Stephen Phinney
Does Jesus Christ expect self-proclaimed Christians to vote? Is His will dependent on such voting? Do the End Times hinge on voting?
The answer to all those questions is an absolute “no.” However, there is an expectation coming from God that those who do choose to vote must vote with the integrity of the mind of Christ.
Voting is a serious matter. IOM America contends that it is the duty and responsibility of every born-again indwelt Christian who chooses to vote to support leaders who minimally promote Biblical principles – preferably leaders who claim Jesus Christ as their savior. While we should know that God is sovereignly in control no matter the outcome, well-informed voting could, and should, advance His Holy will. Simply checking a “blue” or “red” box is irresponsible. However, since 67% of self-proclaimed Christians do not read their Bibles, they are lost in knowing God’s position on demonic issues that advance the up-and-coming global leader’s agenda. Can your vote stop these demonic ideological eschatological plans of the enemy? No, your vote will not.
The motive for Christians to vote should not hinge on “stopping” the enemy. The motive should be if we decide to vote, our vote should express the integrity of the Word of God. No soldier of Christ should entangle themselves in the affairs of everyday life. The key word is “entangled” – be entwined, tangles up.
You therefore, my son, be strong in the Grace that is in Christ Jesus. The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. (2 Timothy 2:1-4)
The believer’s loyalty should be to the One who enlisted us as a soldier of the Cross, Jesus Christ. He sent us into the world to minister the Grace and Truth of our commanding officer in a world that is imploding at every turn. We all must be willing to suffer the hardship the world inflicts upon us with an overwhelming mission of Grace.