I recently had a conversation with a professing Christian regarding the upcoming election which again reminded me that there is a need for a reminder of what our biblical responsibilities are in every area of life including this election. How does the Bible inform Christians behavior in the voting booth? Here are some questions that Christians cannot ignore.
- Does this candidate support using my tax dollars to kill small children while they are still in their mother’s womb (Gen. 1:26-27; 9:6; Luke 1:36-44)?
- Does this candidate support special privileges for individuals who habitually practice sexual sin like homosexuality (1 Cor. 6:9-10; Rom. 1:24-27)?
- Does this candidate support legislation that protects rather than undermines parental responsibility and authority (Deut. 6:4-9; Eph. 6:1-4)?
- Does this candidate support legislation that would undermine the freedom of speech (including the free speech of Christians in the public or private sector) (2 Tim. 4:2-5)?
This is not an exhaustive list of “political” issues that the Bible speaks about but these are some clear cut biblical issues. A Christian must allow Scripture to guide their vote with regard to these issues. A Christian cannot separate politics and faith for the simple reason that Jesus Christ is Lord over all. The Bible says much that informs the way we view contemporary political issues. To willingly reject the absolute authority of Scripture in these areas is to compromise one’s faith. The issues are that serious and that biblical.