Vote for Biblical Values posted by John Sorensen on Nov 05, 2012
He’s taken some heat for it, but Billy Graham is absolutely right. We need to put biblical values at the top when we go to the polls on Tuesday.
For Dr. Graham (and for me), life and marriage are paramount issues in deciding who gets our vote. Here are the aging evangelist’s wise words of counsel for the upcoming election, taken from an ad Graham recently placed in newspapers nationwide:
…As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election could be my last. I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman. Vote for biblical values this November 6, and pray with me that America will remain one nation under God.
I hope you’ll heed his call. Voting is a precious God-given right that all of us have a duty to exercise. Not to vote is sin, according to EE’s founder, the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, who cited these words from Jesus to make his point: “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Mark 12:17 NKJV). That means, Dr. Kennedy said, that “we are to render unto the state whatever it is our responsibility as citizens of the state to render. And certainly, in this nation, that includes at the very minimum that we should vote.”
I’d like to suggest one more “political” obligation that all of us have as Christians. C.S. Lewis called it the “most practical Christian-political act of all.” And what is that? You guessed it. Sharing Jesus Christ with others not only opens the door to heaven, it also brings transformation into the heart and life of everyone who believes. And that transformation makes a difference right now in one’s family, community, nation, and world. Sharing Christ has political consequences.
So do both. Vote your values—and share the Gospel. Render to Caesar and to God.
If more and more Christians would just do these two things, we would soon see a much different America and world.