Christians must get out and vote

More than 18 million professing Christians were unregistered and, of course, could not vote even if they wanted to in the last general election. What a shame and disgrace upon those whom are called by His name.

Mark Twain once said, “If voting made a difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.”

I disagree. As Americans an especially Christians, we should thank God for His many blessings and for this late, great nation. He gave His son that we might be free (John 8:32; 10:10) and for the millions of brave veterans who have died for the freedom that we so often take for granted (John 15:15).

All have a sacred duty, especially Christians, to vote — and when we vote, to vote our convictions, our beliefs and our values. Jesus commanded is to be the salt and light, and did not give us the option to not be involved with “worldly concerns,” and sit back to wait on His return (Matthew 5:13-16; Romans 13). That would be a very selfish person.

We are commanded to be involved in the civic process.

Why did I say “late, great nation?” If we are not dead and beyond remedy, then we (could) be after the next election. God made a conditional promise that He would hear from Heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land if only His people, Christians, would humble themselves, pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways (2 Chronicles 7:14).

It’s up to us, but I cannot see this happening in this wicked and perverse generation.

There is, however, hope.

As Americans, we have duties and responsibilities — and, of course, consequences for being slothful. Are you registered to vote? The deadline for registering is fast-approaching and so is the judgment of God.

Freedom is not cheap. Vote!

Carl A. Hinson