- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
To the person whose letter to the editor was titled “God is not a Democrat, or a Republican” [Aug. 22, The Calvert Recorder]:
That’s right, sir: God isn’t, but what we need to think is WWJD (What would Jesus do?) — how a Christian should pick a president. You vote the Bible, the one and only word on the subject, and it is God-endorsed. Righteousness must be the issue. For Christians, voting is not a right; it’s a duty. It’s a stewardship that we owe to God, and it’s a stewardship for which we’ll answer directly to Him. We ought to have a biblical framework of priority by which we vote. We are Christians first and Americans second. We are Christ-followers first and then members of a political party.
Here is God’s four voting requirements checklist (2 Samuel 23:3, Exodus 18:21). Every person we vote for is expected to have these biblical qualities:
1) Rules in the fear of God and is reverent of God;
2) Is able — has strength and efficiency and is a leader of the army;
3) Is a person of truth — is reliable, stable and faithful; and
4) Hates covetousness, unjust gain, bribes and other frauds.
So, in this upcoming election I see these ungodly qualities and believe one should consider these factors in one’s vote:
ź First off, which candidate is endorsed by the Communist Party USA?
ź Second, which is in favor of abortion and “shelving” babies born of a botched abortion until they starve to death, and signed the orders of “no medical help?”
ź Third, who instructed military chaplains that they can conduct same-sex marriages on base, but better not close their prayers “in Jesus’ name?”
These are just a few off the top of my head. We should be loyal to Jesus first, not to people, political systems or ideas. So once again, we ought to vote biblically. Each of us will answer to God — not only for whether we voted, but for how we voted, and for what issues drove our vote. So, one candidate might be better for the middle class and the disadvantaged, and they might even be better for the economy, but these are secondary issues for me personally, as I try to have a framework of priority based on the Bible and the role of government.
Well then, I hoped I helped with what I believe: WWJD in choosing a president by His people, for His people, and also yours, sir.
Dottie Rodda, Owings