Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Importance of Voting

Yes, I know you all are probably leaving my blog before you read my posts, because you are sick of my political POVs...but if you're not...here's some more thoughts....

Matthias Burnett:
Consider well the important trust . . . which God . . . [has] put into your hands. . . . To God and posterity you are accountable for [your rights and your rulers]. . . . Let not your children have reason to curse you for giving up those rights and prostrating those institutions which your fathers delivered to you. . . . [L]ook well to the characters and qualifications of those you elect and raise to office and places of trust. . . . Think not that your interests will be safe in the hands of the weak and ignorant; or faithfully managed by the impious, the dissolute and the immoral. Think not that men who acknowledge not the providence of God nor regard His laws will be uncorrupt in office, firm in defense of the righteous cause against the oppressor, or resolutly oppose the torrent of iniquity. . . . Watch over your liberties and privileges - civil and religious - with a careful eye. [Matthias Burnett, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Norwalk, An Election Sermon, Preached at Hartford, on the Day of the Anniversary Election, May 12, 1803 (Hartford: Printed by Hudson & Goodwin, 1803), pp. 27-28]
More... http://wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=80

We will answer for every deed... 2 Corinthians 5 NIV Our Heavenly Dwelling 1Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, 3because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 6Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7We live by faith, not by sight. 8We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad

Should morality play a part in politics? http://www.christiananswers.net/q-wall/wal-g002.html

1 comments:

Nancy said...

I think morals should have a place in politics but I don't feel they do. Even the most well-intentioned politician seems to lose focus and forget about what their main goal is for. Yes, I will contact or ask for more people to make contact with some more of the BFS'rs that originally signed up. I've been trying to do a little more everyday. It is nice to get comments! I would have to agree...especially when they're so wonderful and encouraging!

Nancy