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Saturday, September 08, 2012
What scripture says about who to vote for
Scripture will not explicitly
tell you who to vote for (and neither will I), but it says a lot that should
inform your decision. Whether it is by the example of good leaders, descriptions of perfect
leadership, express directions to more fallible leaders of old, proverbs about
government, or teaching about how citizens should relate to their leaders,
Scripture has a LOT to say.
God’s word is infallible, it is
incisive, and provides light to direct our paths. It is worth far, far, more
than any 30 second ad paid for by a super PAC, so it simply
cannot be ignored. We must read it, think and pray about it before we vote, whether
its for president or dog catcher.
To help in that process, I have
set out scriptures that address government and how leaders should and shouldn’t
act. They are arranged topically. To avoid bias, I am presenting them in the order in which they are most frequently addressed, in accord with the principle that the more God brings a topic up the more important it is. The are hyperlinks going to multiple translations of most of the scriptures cited. Hyperlinks that are italicized are to verses illustrating the principle by negative example.
Must strive for fair justice, to
maintain the rule of law for all, including the weak