In a few days, those who have not already voted will be voting in the primary. One extremely important issue on the ballot is the Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. This is especially important to Christians.
Jesus instructs us to vote “Yes” because He said, “Have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female, / …for this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? / Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” (Matthew 19:4-6)
Not only is voting “Yes” on the Marriage Amendment important for Christians, but voting, period, is important for Christians. A great deal of American blood has been shed from the Revolutionary War right up until today, by our courageous soldiers, to ensure our right to vote in free elections. Neglecting this right, for whatever reason, is showing disrespect to the blood sacrifices made on our behalf!
We Christians will all face Jesus at the Judgment Seat of Christ “…that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” (II Corinthians 5:10b) Can you imagine standing before Jesus face to face? We will not have father, grandfather, preacher, or chairman of our political party to stand with us. We will stand alone and (among many other things) give account as to why we voted as we did or why we didn’t vote at all!
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:31)