Sunday, February 20, 2022

Commentary: Should Christians Vote?

 by Guy C. LaMar

THERE are a lot of arguments involving this question. Both sides of the argument are good ones. Either may be acceptable points of view.

Although we, as true Christians, MUST take a stand while we have an opportunity available.

’ But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, …’ - In Greek, the word “seek” is zēteō, meaning “to look for, seek out; try to obtain, desire to possess, strive for.” “ … ‘and all these things shall be added to you’ – Matthew 6:33.

“’ Choose men of wisdom, understanding, and repute for each of your tribes, and I will set them in authority over you.’” – Deuteronomy 1:13, NEB, see also Exodus 18:21-22; Numbers 11:16-17.

The New Living Translation adds: 
“Moses identified some of the inner qualities of good leaders: (1) wisdom, (2) experience, and (3) understanding. These characteristics differ markedly from the ones that often help elect leaders today: good looks, wealth, popularity, willingness to do anything to get to the top.” 1
Thus true Christians are to search out for the closest manner of God’s Way that we as mortal humans are able to find within our limitations.

So, by true Christians voting for the leader who best represents the kingdom of God and the Way of Jesus Christ, it shows God how we stand in our views.

Once we have voted, God will allow the proper leader to be allowed into power for the sake of His bidding – whether it’s in our favor or not. Regardless, God KNOWS our viewpoint!

We should not allow ourselves to be overly concerned by the leadership, no matter if we agree or disagree with the administration. Nothing we can say or do will change the outcome.

God’s Plan is in order.

By voting, true CHRISTIANS have told God who they feel is the best representative for the Way of the kingdom of God and of the manner of Jesus’ example.


By allowing ourselves to be overly concerned with politics we allow ourselves to be victims of making an idol out of politicians, political policies, or political platforms.

And in doing so we replace the almighty Creator God with the god of this world – Satan the devil.

We allow ourselves to conform to the ways of this world while rejecting God’s Way.

So, true Christians should simply find who they believe is the best representative of the kingdom of God and who best follows the platform of examples given by our Lord Jesus Christ, and simply vote for that person – and leave it at that.

We have told God who it is that we stand beside. It shows God our frame of thought towards the kingdom of God’s Way and the example given by Jesus Christ.

If we, as true Christians, are able to find someone remotely close to the will of God’s Way, then we should vote for that person. If we can not find anyone who has any flavor of God’s Way, then we should not even bother to vote.

When a candidate opposes things that are an abomination unto God, such as homosexuality and abortion (for any reason), then it is our Christian duty to vote for that person.

But, if we vote for someone who agrees or promotes homosexuality and abortions, then we have just voted – in essence – for the Devil.

Indeed, true Christians should vote. This allows us to take a stand for the kingdom of God.

UNTIL the establishment of God’s physical soon-coming kingdom, all we as true Christians can do is to SEEK – to SEARCH – to TRY AND FIND – the best way of that kingdom and the only way to do this is to choose the closest leader that represents the kingdom of God’s Way.

I’ve said it MANY times, and I will say it again, in the United States of America, NO TRUE CHRISTIAN can stand by the Democratic Party (there’s no question that the Democratic Party is controlled by far-left radicals whose socialist policies would devastate this nation) and truthfully call themselves a Christian.

The Democratic Party – in this present evil age – promotes abominations!

They stand by an anti-God platform!

Once the leaders are in office, true Christians should not bellyache, whine, or complain about the leadership. It’s God’s will.

What the true Christian SHOULD do is stay in the Bible, strictly focused on JESUS CHRIST! Wrapping themselves with JESUS CHRIST!

Praying aways that God will protect them from the things that are before us that may be harmful to us.

Praying always that God will allow His wisdom and guidance to direct our steps in life.

PRAISE JESUS for His example to guide us in steps of life!

Sadly, people within a church gathering who get all bent out of shape over politics clearly are void of God’s Holy Spirit.

Stay focuses always on JESUS – not politics! That is the only true Christian Way in this matter. □


1) Life Application Study Bible, NLT, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Ill. © 1996, 2004, pg. 264.

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