Yesterday we dealt with the question of should Christians vote. (You can read it here). Today we ask how should Christians vote?
The simple answer is that Christians need to vote for politicians and ballot measures that are most in line with the teachings of Christ. This has been seen most often in Christians voting with two main issues in mind: abortion and homosexuality.
However, I think those are not the only “moral” issues in the election. I think Christians should consider the economic policies of a candidate and determine if they are compatible with a Christian worldview. I think Christians need to consider the issue of war. Christians should also go into the voting booth asking the question of which candidates/platforms best fit God’s description of government? Which group will best limit the evil that we see in our country and reward those who do good?
All of these issues and much more should be considered as one makes a decision on whom, or what, to vote for or against.
My ultimate point is that Christians should vote in accord with their conscience that has been shaped by the Word of God and much prayer. If we can limit evil we should actively try to do so!
Two questions I have for my readers:
1. Would you ever vote for a candidate that differed with you on the issues of abortion and homosexuality, but agreed with you in other areas?
2. What other issues do you think Christians need to consider when voting?