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Judgement of God will Fall Upon Unwise Voters

June 12, 2009

In the recent local authority elections in the UK, many Christians were trying to vote for the more conservative and less evil parties.  I heard people say, that we are to vote for the lesser of the two evils, and yet not realising that the lesser of the two evils is still evil in God’s sight.  Now here is the thoughts of Robert Lewis Dabney.

When you elevate a bad man, you give to him a hundred-fold more power of example to corrupt your sons, and your neighbour’s sons by his evil acts. Those acts are a hundred-fold more conspicuous and more weighty to attract notice and imitation than if you had left him in his deserved obscurity. When you delegate your money, influence or civic power to a bad man, you make his wicked official acts and influences your own; he is your chosen agent, and acts for you, and be assured a jealous God will not forget to visit the people for the guilt thus contracted.

Ed. Douglas Phillips, Robert Lewis Dabney – The Prophet Speaks, p.16

If there are no Godly and Christ-honouring parties, and yet we vote for some because of tradition or pressures, then remember that one day you will have to give an account before the Lord.

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  1. June 12, 2009 10:34 pm

    We will also have to give an account to God if we shirk our responsibility as citizens and, by our failure to vote, bring evil men to power.

    To be a Calvinist is not to be a fatalist. Our actions count.

    • June 19, 2009 1:50 pm

      Dear Martin,

      Thank you for your comments. What you say is very true, ‘Our actions count’.

      Christians ought not to forget that they are not citizens of this world, but of heaven. “Responsibility” is to be made responsible for something. It is a duty or obligation. Christians responsibility comes only from the Scriptures; our duty is to God alone, and I would be interested to know where in Scripture we are given this responsibility to vote for ungodly or compromisers and those who do not have Christ as their Sovereign.

      Scripture says, “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgement,” (Exodus 23:2). Therefore, even if a candidate promotes one single evil and sinful cause (e.g. Sodomy, abortion, promotion of false religions, etc), we ought not to cast our votes with the multitude of others. This is our responsibility in “bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” (2 Cor. 10:5).

      I hope that you see, that this has nothing to do fatalistic Calvinism, this is to be obedient to Christ and glorify Him consistently in all things.

      Thanks once again.

      Yours in the bonds of Christ,
      Pooyan Mehrshahi

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