Thursday, November 1, 2012

VOTE: Give Unto Caesar The Things That Are Caesar's

To those Christian Conservatives who plan to sit this election out and NOT vote because you don't want to vote for a Mormon. I TOTALLY understand where you're coming from, I had the same feeling......until my very wise hubby reminded me we are NOT now, nor have we EVER cast a vote for Pastor in the WH. And that is the crux of the matter, watch the video below, it expresses it much better than I.

First and foremost, Spiritually they are equally lost and need our prayer and indeed we are COMMANDED to pray even for unjust and cruel leaders.....1 Tim 2:1-4......"1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."

How different is voting for a secular office than paying taxes? And what did Jesus say in Matt 22 when the Pharisees plotted to trap him with a question of paying taxes?

Matthew 22:15-22
15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said. 16 And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any. 17 Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?” 18 But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites? 19 Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax.” And they brought Him a denarius. 20 And He *said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” 21 They *said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He *said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.” 22 And hearing this, they were amazed, and leaving Him, they went away.


I don't write this to insist you vote, nor to imply that you are any less of a Christian if you don't vote for Romney. That logic (which I have seen expressed by some online friends) is as faulty as saying you are any less black if you don't vote for Obama (pressure being felt and expressed by my black brothers and sister online). So this is a free country, you have the PRIVILEGE and RESPONSIBILITY of voting, but you also have the FREEDOM not to, if that is what your heart leads you. I love the brethren, liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat.

Pastor David Jeremiah states for the first time in his forty years as a Pastor he felt he had to speak out on this coming election, and shared many things about Obama I didn't even know, since I don't care about politics much, and frankly can't stand the sound of his voice!

David Jeremiah says goto from American Family Association on Vimeo.

Additionally, Chuck Missler wrote a short article on this in the November 2012 Khouse Personal Update News Journal: AMERICA 2012

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