Don’t Just Pray—Vote!

10/28/20 at 06:00 AM | Published Under Charis Staff

Quite probably, the most important election in our lifetime is next week, and love won’t win unless you vote. 

Sadly, according to My Faith Votes, statistics show that only one out of four Christians vote, and the fate of our nation hangs in the balance.

Back in August, I read an article that made me heartsick. It quoted a pastor of a 6,000-member megachurch, who is also running for the Senate. When he was asked how his “pro-choice views of the Democrat Party ‘square with’ his ‘role as a minister, a leader of a church, a man of God,’ he said:

“I believe unequivocally in a woman's right to choose, and that the decision is something that we don't want government engaged in—that's between her and her doctor and her minister. And I will fight for that in the United States Senate….”

When asked, “Do you think it's consistent with God's view—that God endorses the millions of abortions we've had in this country since Roe v Wade?” he replied, “I think that human agency and freedom is consistent with my view as a minister.” He also claims that abortion is a form of “reproductive justice.”

When former NFL head coach, television commentator and NFL analyst Tony Dungy heard this, he tweeted, “I’d like to know what book the candidate uses as their foundation for truth and their guiding principles. It couldn’t be the Bible.” Praise God for men like Tony Dungy who are not afraid to take a stand for the Word of God!

When asked where the Bible mentioned abortion, Dungy said, “Read Psalm 139. … If you believe the Bible is the Word of God, you can’t read this and conclude that God doesn’t view a baby in the womb as a life.” AMEN!

In the course of the conversation on Twitter, another person mentioned the political parties, and Dungy wrote, “Right and wrong has nothing to do with a political party. Right and wrong is based on following what God says, not our own ideas or wishes.”

Our nation has not been this divided since the Civil War, and unless we rise up as the body of Christ and demonstrate the qualities and love of Jesus, we are doomed to stay that way. 

God ordained government, and our nation’s founding fathers gave us the tools we need to preserve and defend the inalienable rights and freedoms given to us by our Creator—one of the most powerful being our right to vote. We can cast our votes for the men and women who most align their beliefs with and make their decisions based on God’s Word.

It’s not only our right—it is our duty. So pray for our nation, our leaders, and the election, but don’t stop there. Get out and vote!