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Letters to the Editor

Christians, elections and biblical passages

“After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, ‘Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and daughters, your wives and your homes.’” (Nehemiah 4:14)

Our Constitution allows us to do this in the voting booth. We are to be involved. We are to protect our families.

The Bible, more than 50 million copies sold every year, has a lot to say when it comes to politics and the government and its influence over the many different aspects of our lives. It speaks about rulers and those being ruled. About marriage, about homosexuality (Romans 1:21-27), it addresses gender and confusion and gives strong warnings about those who create confusion, about walls, Nehemiah was a wall builder, about borders and building on solid foundations (Matthew 7:24-29; 1st Corinthians 3:10-15).

Also, about our lips and what comes out of mouth (Matthew 15:1-20), about punishing wrong doers, about integrity, honesty, about judges, corruption in high places, giving false testimony, about repentance, about education (it says a lot about education, the book of Proverbs), about hypocrites, and about the value of human life, abortion is the killing of the most innocent! So you see that the Bible has a lot to say about current events.

There are those who claim separation of church and state. You will not find it in the word of God! God’s word is eternal. Jesus said that the current heavens and earth will pass away but that his words will never pass away. As Christians we should have some core values, some things we stand up for and fight for and even die for. I, like many others, would prefer to die peacefully at a ripe old age while in my sleep, but as a Christian I cannot biblically remain silent and indifferent to what is taking place against our Christian values and the effects it is now having and will continue to have on our children in the future.

And as Christians, we should, as did Jesus and his disciples, expect opposition and possibly persecution for our beliefs. Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses it saltiness, it is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” The Scriptures also say, “We are to go into the world and yet not be part of it.”

There are two different worldviews in America’s politics. We should line up with the one that best represents the standards as set forth in God’s word. Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.” Scripturally, we are to have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness but rather to expose them.

Ted Roberts

Princeton

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