So far we have discussed the Why and the How of voting, but I want to step back for a moment and provide a big picture view of voting. Specifically, what should be the major goals for Christians as they vote? In my mind I would want those goals to be in line with God’s goals for government. Therefore I view voting with two goals in mind:
1. Will my vote limit evil in some way? The fall of man in Genesis 3 brought evil into our world. From that day forward God has put evil in check through various means. Although we still have evil in this world, and appalling evil at times, the goodness of God limits the evil that we see. One way that God limits evil is through the establishment of Government. Scripture clearly states that government exists to punish wrongdoers and thus discourage evil (Romans 13:2, 4).