Tomorrow is Mid-Term Election Day

Don’t forget to vote!!!!!!!!!

As Christian Citizens, we have the responsibility to vote.  The founding of this great Nation was on the Creator and His wonderful provision.  He continues to care for His people, when they are faithful to Him and seek His wisdom.  Wisdom comes to those who seek her.  Remember the past and the truth, lessons and values found therein.  Vote for those, whose values most reflect your own good values. 

Words are important!  Try to understand the words used to take you vote.  Look at voting records and the dialogues or lack thereof.  But most importantly, PRAY before you vote.  God will give you insights and wisdom to always discern the TRUTH, because He is truth.

When Jesus said to his disciples to suffer the little children, let them come unto Him, he was saying that our children are so very important.  In the Psalms we pray each day, there is mention of being knit in the womb.  God is about life!  He is about abundant life for us and not for making us prisoners.  Vote for you and your family for those things that loosen the hand of government on the family.  Jesus is our King, not the government.  One loves, the other just uses us.

Pray this day and always for this great, Christian Country.

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12 Responses to Tomorrow is Mid-Term Election Day

  1. Kim says:

    Well said, Jim. To whom much is given, much will be required. We have been blessed with His wonderful provision of this great nation, and it IS our responsibility to vote. It is like our income. We are stewards of it, and we must recognize that it is from God and that it belongs to Him; therefore, we ought not misuse or neglect it. People who misuse and neglect stewardship of their money often end up without it. The same can happen if we don’t value the vote and do it wisely!

  2. LeAnne Iacampo says:

    We have prayerfully considered all candidates and propositions before us and asked our Lord for His guidance. This nation must bow before God and follow His teachings, and we must take our Nation back from the godless who swept into power on the votes of those who did not seek our Lord’s guidance before voting in 2008. I have always said that America, unfortunately, did need the fiasco of 2008 to determine the direction we should be going. I feel that we are fighting for the very SOUL of America. And we will again need to do do in 2012…..

  3. Susan Perry says:

    I am grateful for the separation of church and state. Religion has no business intruding into the government and the founding fathers, particularly James Madison, were acutely aware of that.

  4. Karin Benning says:

    When “children” make a mess of things, the “parent” has to step back in and take the reins for a time. That is where we were, in my book, in 2008. Praying for guidance is a good thing, but I do not believe people in positions of leadership should guide that request with thier own opinions. We have a separation of church and state in this country, so we can BE free to think for ourselves: in other words to seek the truth unhampered.
    God wants us to have free will. God loves Republicans AND Democrats, believe it or not! Neither side has all the answers in my book. And as long as we continue to fight, we will never solve the problems.

  5. Fr. Jim says:

    We have very different ideas about “the separation of church and state” and what goes in voting and living life. Christians are no different from regular folks. We are regular folks, citizens. We go to church, read Sacred Scriptures, pray and vote our conscience. We have a Christian world view. The main difference is in that we look to God for wisdom because we have a loving relationship with Him AND He has a corner on the market of wisdom.

    There is certainly a wisdom of the world and a wisdom of God. We reject the former and cling to the latter. We are not about forcing folks to do it our way. Your comments suggest that we should not enter the process that I am recommending, that is pray and vote, only after asking God for help discerning the candidates and issues.

    Are Christians to check their religion at the door before voting? That would be like telling you to check your liberal political views at the door. Your vote is informed by your opinion of what was in the founder’s minds when they wrote certain words. You ignore some words and use the ones that support your opinion. When you vote you look to a higher authority, say your political, social and emotional experts. We choose to have one source of advice, the source of all reason and creation.

    My suggestion is to look to a higher authority, actually the authority that the founders looked to, before voting. Don’t vote a whim!

    The attitude you express, if it becomes a majority, will try to limit the Christian’s participation in the process. We are citizens and we vote because that is what citizens do.

  6. Patrick says:

    Hey 🙂 Is it alright if I go a bit off topic? I am trying to view the site on my new iPhone but it doesn’t show properly, do you have any recommendations? Shall I try to find an update for my computer or something? Thanks in advance! Patrick x 🙂

  7. Karin Benning says:

    But “by whom” and “how” God’s word is interpreted is significant, too. We can all read the Bible and interpret a passage in more than one way. We do the best we can with that. None of us have all the answers. At least, I don’t!

    We all look at the world through such different eyes, and I truly believe that is part of God’s divine plan: a system of checks and balances is built in here to keep one side or the other from going too far afield. I think it is very clever. We have our eyes on each other! 🙂

    I have no problem with “pray and vote—only after asking God for help discerning the candidates and issues,” but I do have a problem with this statement if you are saying that my views are “liberal” whereas yours are Christian. I hope not!

    I think my beliefs and attitudes are equally as Christian as yours, Jim, and I think our differences need to be allowed and respected. We can learn from each other. A broad point of view made up of a wide range of learning experiences suits me best while trying to figure out how God wants me to live my life. And I try to allow others to think for themselves, too, just as God does. Bob and I have always defended you right to your own path and your own interpretations. Shouldn’t we allow that for others, too?

  8. Susan says:

    A lot is said about “separation of church and state,” and there are varying views on what our founding fathers intended in the First Amendment’s “freedom of speech” and “freedom of religion” clauses. No lasting consensus has ever been found, as far as I know, and the pendulum has swung now one way, now another. I think all people of faith want to, and should be, free to practice their religion and live by it, including basing their political views and speech on its precepts. I would include in this the “faith” of secularism. If a person’s views offend someone else, so be it – that is the way of freedom of speech.

    I think most reasonable Americans would agree with the above. However, what disturbs me is the very dishonest movement to wipe out of our national consciousness the very foundational role Judaeo-Christian thought has played in forming this country’s values, law, and self-concept. Whether a person is Jewish or Christian or not, he/she should revere that system of thought and all it has given us, and guard it from erosion or disrespect. This requires knowing its precepts and accepting them as the source of “the American way,” whether one adheres to the actual faith or not, because it is from this thinking that our greatness has come – our insistence on the equality of all men, our eagerness to help disaster victims, even in far distant countries, our protection of the poor, our throwing off of slavery and, more and more, racism – the list goes on and on.

    Yes, “separation of church and state” can go too far – and there are many pushing it very hard. I think they are doing so short-sightedly and to the detriment, not of Christianity, because they cannot harm the faith, but to the detriment of this country that they profess to love.

  9. Fr. Jim says:

    My dear Karin, I was not saying that those of faith, who pray and follow God’s way, and vote for R’s or D’s are right or wrong. I was merely saying to another poster that her wanting to deny those of faith process is not quite right. That is the liberal bend I was speaking of in my comments. Going straight to I know what is best for this country (No God) misses something.

    The only view I hold to is that we all pray and ask God to enlighten us. Then we shold vote. The only objection to this is from those who do not believe in God, His providence or wisdom. You may know my political bends, but what I wrote, in and of itself, doesn’t lead to specific conclusions. You pray to God and listen to Him. Then you vote, either what He wants or what you want, or what you want Him to want.

    The point is for us to seek Him in the process.

  10. Fr. Jim says:

    Patrick,

    I use android and it seem OK. Are you using iPhone? Maybe there is an update that will resolve issues. What are you experiencing when you use the phone to access the webpage? Anybody that has information to resolve this, please join in.

  11. Karin Benning says:

    Thanks, Jim. That was very warm and caring, and I appreciate it. I try my best, too, to consult the “higher authority” on important matters. I consider myself a moderate lefty. No surprise there, huh? I just always astounds me when we all see things so differently, but with equal ardor. God’s big joke on us? He made us so different, didn’t he?

    Loved the commercial break from Patrick. I guess those two hats you wear come in handy: priest and techy extraordinaire…

    Off to Cameo class—Redford and Newman films this time.
    Bob is taking it, too.

    KB

  12. Kim says:

    Jim, I only interpreted your original post to mean: Christians, be sure to vote, and pray for wisdom before you do.

    I don’t think you told anybody HOW they should vote.

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