Shouldest Thou Help The Ungodly? – Notes/Study Sheet
(II Chronicles 19:2)
* Religion and politics do mix! Col. 3:1-5 –
* Jas. 4:4 –
* For the faithful Christian, God’s Will __________________ every aspect of life and takes precedence over everything
and everyone (Matt. 6:33). Every ________________________is subjected to the scrutiny of Scripture (II Cor. 10:5).
* 2 premiere moral issues we face are ___________________________ and _________________________________.
* Amos 7:10.; Mark 6:17-18
1. Should I vote or not?
* brother David Lipscomb claimed we shouldn’t, for God sets up rulers (Dan. 2:21, 4:17).
* Suppose God’s providence uses our votes? (I Samuel 8:5; Hosea 13:11).
* If there are no morally viable candidates, then we must not vote and not violate our conscience (Rom. 14:23).
2. Principles to guide us:
* Define moral issue –
* Bidding Godspeed (II John 9-11) –
* Character of candidate (Mt. 12:34) –
* Political preference shouldn’t be based on superficial (or prejudicial) issues.
* Moral issues much more important than economic ones.
- Abortion (Prov. 6:17) –
- Homosexual unions (Rom. 1:26-27) –
* How would Supreme Court vacancies be filled?
* II Thess. 3:10 – Those who don’t work shouldn’t eat!
3. What happens in the voting booth?
* Who is in booth?__________________________________________________.
* Will we answer for our deeds? (II Cor. 5:10) –
* We cannot separate our actions in the voting booth from any other aspect of life!
* What must we all do?__________________________________________________________ (I Tim. 2:1-2)
If you choose to exercise your right to vote, do so with the understanding that you will be held accountable on Judgment Day for the choices you make in this life. Let’s resolve not to vote for any candidate who we know will work to legalize abortion and homosexuality! We will be held accountable for the action we take (II Cor. 5:10, Heb. 9:27).
R.W. McAlister 11/2/08 p.m.