Friday, July 6, 2007

America and Christianity #4

"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." (John Jay, 1st Chief Justice of Supreme Court: One of the three men most responsible for the Constitution).

How should a Christian vote? The founding fathers believed that a Christian should vote for a Christian. Considering the corrupt lives of many within the government, many believe no Christian can run for office, or at least once in office it would be difficult for anyone to remain true to the Christian system.
But the past has proven that this is not necessarily true. Men like Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield held high moral values throughout their presidencies. Moral character does not come without a price, however. Both of these men were assassinated.
When it comes time for an election every Christian needs to vote a Christian ticket. There are no perfect candidates, but the best answer is to vote as near to the Bible as possible, given the choices.
The candidate who is closest to God's standard may not win. But according to the men who started America, this is the person who should.

1 comment:

  1. The religious background of all candidates in any election must be a consideration for every person that goes to the voting place to cast their vote. America and Christianity must be connected by a bond that can not be broken.