Christian Voter Apathy Spurs Believers Into Action


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American citizens of all backgrounds are seeing the results of a country that kicked out God.

With the removal of the Ten Commandments and prayer from the government, citizens now suffer beneath a regime that does not honor God or the founding principles that built this nation.

Christians across the country have noticed a lack of attendance by fellow believers at the polls, many of whom believe that Christians should be apolitical.

If that were the case this nation would never have been founded, slavery would have continued and the Axis powers would not have been defeated. It was Christian principles and morality that led the political charge for freedom and against slavery, socialism and communism.

These days the United States hardly resembles the country founded on Judeo-Christian values, and part of the reason is the apathetic approach many Christians take toward voting.

The organization, My Faith Votes, looks to change this attitude.

They stand on the premise that it is not the nature of Christians to sit idly by while the world continues moving. When Christians do nothing and have no say in social or political discourse, citizens have to deal with problems made by a godless society.

My Faith Votes helps Christians gain the information they need to make sound, educated decisions before an election is held.

According to My Faith Votes, the misguided belief that faith is a private matter causes many Christians not to go to the polls, "As a result, more than 25 million Christians who are registered to vote do not vote in presidential elections, and as many as 65 million Christians do not vote in local elections."

This lack of turnout allows for politicians who are firmly against God to pass legislation that promotes abortion, same-sex marriage, child mutilation (transgender surgeries) and restricts freedom of the citizenry.

With another election season in full swing, My Faith Votes CEO Jason Yates gave an interview with CBN and highlighted some of the key issues motivating people to vote this year, including abortion:

"I think for many Christians, life is a primary issue when they go to the ballot box," Yates explains. "I think it will remain so and it will continue to be a motivating factor in not only whether they go vote, but how they vote."

Another key area for many voters who are parents, is the stripping of parental rights that school boards and teacher unions are trying to legislate:

"Parental rights and what's happening in our schools to assimilate kids into acceptance of a very secular progressive point of view that accepts 20-some genders and ignores biblical truth," Yates says. "Where parents are excluded and not even told when their kids are going through counseling to convert or transition to other genders.

"I think there's a lot on Christian parents' minds as they go to the polls," he surmised.

By taking part in the civic discourse, Yates believes that Christians can not only make an impact on the outcome of elections, but be an outright determining factor:

"If every Christian would commit to this process," he says, "the body of Christ could truly determine outcomes. I'm not saying right or left, but being influential in what happens in elections and in our government."

Yates concluded that, by voting, Christians are obeying the Word of God as instructed in Galatians 6:10, which states, "Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who are of the household of faith."

It would be good for the soul of the nation, its citizens and the world to have an America with godly believers contributing to our government. Christians can help make this happen, but they have to show their faith by their works (James 2:18).

James Lasher is a Copy Editor for Charisma Media.

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