3 Reasons You Should Care About Election Day

Anne Chamberlin | October 28, 2014

It's the last Tuesday in October, just one week away from Election Day. I've noticed in some (not all) American Christian corners a silence about issues in the political realm. This may have to do with a few possibilities: the rejection of old-school Moral Majority hypocrisy and overreach, the rejection of Obama-as-Messiah liberalism, a distaste for corrupt government and flawed candidates, some kind of notion that secular nations like ours aren't our Christian business, or ignorance about self-rule in our country. As believers, we know that the purpose of government is not to save souls, but to "punish those who do evil and praise those who do good" (1 Pet. 2:14).

Whatever the cause of the silence, here are three reasons American Christians should be politically principled, informed, opinionated, and involved.

1. You are a ruler, and God calls kings to rule well.

There is no one king in America. You and I are kings, for we hire and fire our elected representatives. While you may not have asked for this burden, when you are an American citizen you live in country that has given its people self-rule. It follows that, as kings, Christians would seek the advice given to…

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