Q. A few weeks ago you said that we could ask you any question that relates to the Bible, but you said “don’t ask me who to vote for for President.” Our preacher told me that Christians MUST vote Republican. I really need your help. I asked him for Scriptures on this but he had none. What do you say?
I would like to say to your preacher:
4* Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
I would also like to say to your preacher that he is violating the Law and may be placing the tax exempt status of the congregation in jeopardy. It is illegal for a tax-exempt group to support any political party.
It is also UNCHRISTIAN to take such a stand.
16* Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;
22* The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.
It is purely a matter of opinion as to the political party to which one belongs. The Scriptures instruct us:
1 Tim. 2:1-4
1* First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2* for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3* This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4* who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The Kingdom of God is far more important than the political party to which one belongs. It is sinful to hinder the Kingdom, or much worse, to divide the Kingdom of God.
Jesus is “Lord of Lord and King of Kings.” His Kingdom exists for all eternity. Do nothing to cause any in His Kingdom to stumble and fall.