Op-Ed: Voting by the Book: Christians, the Voting Booth and the Glory of God

GOOD READ FOR ALL U.S. CITIZENS—ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANS!

thealabamabaptist

tsd-election

By Pastor Jay T. Robertson
Crawford Baptist Church, Mobile

Assistant professor of Christian studies, University of Mobile

Walking into the voting booth, you thought you were clear on how to vote. But as you look over the ballot, some of the initiatives appear “more complicated” than you had thought. With a perplexed look on your face and uncertain thoughts flooding your mind, you begin to wonder why you need to vote. You are not alone. Many Americans are perplexed about the significance of their vote.

As election day draws nearer, many Christians interpret their civic responsibility differently. Some believe they should withdraw completely from the affairs of this earthly kingdom and only involve themselves in the affairs of the spiritual kingdom. Christians should have nothing to do with petitions, protests, and ballots. Instead, believers must take up the weapons of the Spirit such as prayer meetings, gospel tracts and revival…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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