Monday, September 18, 2006

Reasons you shouldn't vote

My latest from AgapePress



At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally respect your opinion and I once held the same opinion. But, let me tell you why I'm not going to vote this year (the first time in 14 years). We have a majority Republican Congress and a Republican President. I voted them in because they promised they would fight abortion, gay marriage and other Christian values. But, eight years later gay marriage is still legal and women can still kill their unborn babies. They are liars. All of them are liars whether they are Republican, Democrat or Independent. They all lie about what will get them elected. The Republicans lie about Christian values to get votes, just like the Democrats lie to minorities and the "common" man to get voted in. We could change the laws of the US, but again we must ask "what would that accomplish?" We need to change the hearts of those unrepentant sinners. But, we can't do that. Only Jesus can. I'm going to spread the Gospel to all who will listen and I will worship the Lord. I will give to missionaries and I'll volunteer for mission work. But, I can't see myself ever voting again for a "Luke Warm" politician, who says one thing and does another. I've come to the conclusion that because of the nature of politics, a Bible Believing Christian can not be a Politician. A politician has to bend, but God's Word NEVER bends.


At 11:50 AM, Blogger Matt Friedeman said...


Fine. But if you don't vote, please don't complain. That would be inconsistent too.



At 1:23 PM, Blogger Thinking in Ohio said...

I think this is one of the best articles you've written. Guess I've gotta vote now, dad-gum-it! All those emergent writers had just about convinced me to stay home this year. *smile*

Though I will say this, that having lended my ear to "left-wing" Christians like McLaren, Campolo and Wallis... they have convinced me that there are moral abuses and causes that the evangelical church has ignored. Without question abortion is at the top of my list of moral injustices and must be fought against... and sadly, "left-wing" Christians seem deaf and dumb about this issue in particular--why???

But there are other causes that they fight for that are worthy of our attention too... I'm not suggesting they have the right answers... but at least they're asking some tough questions. Too bad there isn't a genuine "christian" party out there. But that will never be.

At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh. Sure thing Matt...I'll vote--Democrat.

(Hey, you told me to!)


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