Elections and Christian Engagement
Series Crosstalk America
Our nation is facing a critical election. At the same time, Christians are called to be both salt and light. As such we must recognize our accountability before God in the way that we handle the stewardship of our vote.
Returning to Crosstalk to remind listeners of the importance of this issue was Sam Rohrer. Sam is the president of the American Pastors Network. He's a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives where he was Chair of the House Finance Committee. He's also the speaker on Stand in the Gap Radio and Stand in the Gap Television.
Sam began by explaining the importance of stewardship for Christians. There's stewardship of the environment, the raising of our children, our resources, as well as our intellect. In essence, there's nothing that anyone has that did not come from God. These things are loaned to us and our obligation is to steward them for God's glory. That includes everything we do such as our speech, our actions, and also our vote. So yes, when we stand before God one day, we will give an account for our votes as well.
What about those who believe that as Christians we shouldn't be engaged in earthly affairs such as voting? Sam noted that a true believer in Christ is first and foremost a citizen of the kingdom of heaven. The Bible tells us this. However, as believers we realize we're merely passing through this life and only here for a short time. During that time, part of our responsibility is to be an ambassador for Christ. Do we really perceive of ourselves as ambassadors sent by the King of heaven to reflect a millennial, earthly kingdom that is to come?
|Oct 27, 2022