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Not voting should not be an option for Christians

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 is around the corner, and for better or for worse our next president will be elected. Some people don't believe that their vote makes a difference, but when there are so many issues at stake, how can we sit back and not exercise this God-given right?

Forget the conspiracy theories! God gave us the right to vote, and He gave the United States, and all of its citizens, freedom through democracy. It's not that we use it to His advantage, oftentimes, our right to vote is used to do away with God's will in favor of our own. Imagine that! It's actually unbelievable that the Creator of all— the only One who could really dictate with no chance of being overthrown—instead allows His creation to choose. It's a testament of how good He truly is to His people.

It's not only the duty of a Christian to vote, but it's also their duty to vote according to the will of God. Search the scriptures and see how the candidates line up with the will of God. See how these questions on the ballot (Ex: Question 4, 6, and 7) line up with the word. If you need help, look to clergy who do not spout their own beliefs but direct you in sincerity by using the Bible.

With the right to vote, our choice should be for the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us. It's not according to what we think or feel. Accepting the title, "Christian," implies that we will follow Christ, and acknowledge Him in all our ways, so that He, not us, can direct our path.

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