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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

Why does a Christian vote during the elections?

This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord..." (Jeremiah 17:5 NIV)

Update:

 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. (Psalm 118:8 KJV)

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  • Rjgmh
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    God had ordered us to do the things that are right. And by voting we can try to get the most godly man in power so that the land is governed with righteousness. Not voting is giving unrighteousness a chance. 

  • BPK
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    That was in the Old Testament.  People twisted the teachings to suit their needs and greed.  Christ Himself said the following, "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's".  We have to follow the laws of the land we live in.

  • 2 months ago

    In the Lord’s Prayer we pray that God’s kingdom will come and God’s will be done on Earth. Matthew 6:9,10 At Daniel 2:44 It tells us God is going to do away with man’s governments and God’s Kingdom Government would rule.

    Jesus told when on Trial the Governor. “My Kingdom is no part of this world.” John 18:36.Gods’s Kingdom is a heavenly Government. Christians should support that government and the one who is King. Jesus Christ. I agree with you the Bible says don’t put your trust in man. If a Christian really believes what the Bible says they would agree with Jesus prayer at John 15:18,19 “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.”We as Christians should look not to man’s governments but to God’s. Because Jehovah’s Witness and a few other religions stay out of politics we are put in prison in some countries, and talked against in other. More information is at www.jw.org

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    In order to make the leadership of our country as godly as possible.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because if you aren't part of the solution you're part of the problem.  

    The Bible doesn't say Thou shalt not vote, JW.

  • TeeM
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    (Psalm 146:3-5)  3 Do not put your trust in princes Nor in a son of man, who cannot bring salvation.  4 His spirit goes out, he returns to the ground; On that very day his thoughts perish.  5 Happy is the one who has the God of Jacob as his helper, Whose hope is in Jehovah his God,

    It is interesting in that for the first 150 years of Christianity, Christians refused to get involved in politics or the armies of the this world.

    For those who claim to be christian and get involved in politics have you ever wondered why the 1st century Christians refused to become part of the world? 

    For those who claim to be christian and get involved in politics have you ever wondered why Jesus refused to become part of the world?

    True Christians understand voting is putting their trust in princes of this world and not in Christ.

    True Christians understand, Satan is going to put whomever he wants in power, because he is the ruler of this world.

    One cannot be a true Christian and become involved in this world's political system.

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  • Jas B
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Well as there were no such things as elections during biblical times, obviously there is nothing written about it, especially by those who held all the power.

    Back during this time those who were in charge, the churches, kings and conquerors certainly didn't want ordinary people thinking they had the right to question their rules, make decisions for themselves as their response to Jesus demonstrated.

    However those people who did make the rules and wrote the Bible, condoned slavery, ordered people to put their children to death if they hit us or answered back, instructed us on what we should do with our daughters if they were raped "sell them to their rapist and force them to marry him, with no chance of divorce, the Bible even tells us how much we should sell them for. 

    The Bible which tells us a whole town should be put to death if there is one non-believer, how we should murder any who commit adultery, people of other faiths, that all we need to recover from an illness is have faith.

    Is this really the rules you run your life by or do you like so many Christians pick and choose bits out of the Bible which support your own opinions, while ignoring those which don't

    Democracy took away the power of the churches and kings and I for one would fight to stop it being handed back to people who claim the above is the word of any God or how we should live our lives.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    To elect the most qualified candidate to lead the nation. 

  • Rico
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Christians are allowed to exercise their basic human right to vote, if they’re in a democratic nation.  A devout Christian should choose their preferred candidate based solely on the campaign policies, where one is in doubt as to who to vote for they should be praying during the campaign period for wisdom.  If wisdom doesn’t come and you’re allowed to abstain from voting then don’t vote.  If however, you’re in a country like Australia, where we’re not allowed to officially abstain, AND wisdom still hasn’t come after prayer, either cast an invalid vote (you just need to get your name ticked off), or, vote for the incumbent. 

    It is not a good thing just to pray that a specific candidate wins, God might answer your prayer with a big fat no, just like he did this year to all those praying for another 4 years of Trump. 

  • 2 months ago

    Where do you see in those words that states that a Christian is not to vote? When it comes to the believer's responsibility to civil authority, consider this: 

    "Give back to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." (Mark 12:17)

    "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." (Romans 13:1)

    "Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right." (1 Peter 2:13-14)

    It is obvious that a person that does not vote is in violation of God's admonition to submit to the authorities. Consequently, any assertion that a Christian should not vote is simply not true.

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