Deacons Corner,

November 2016

Published November 1, 2016 by Janice Millirons Hayman in Deacons Corner

The United States presidential election of 2016
A call for all Christians to vote this election November 8th

Greetings in Christ,
As we come closer to Election Day, we wanted to take a few moments to encourage you to be sure to vote on November 8, 2016. However, before voting, we would like to ask you to do something of far greater importance, and that would be to PRAY for God’s perfect will to be revealed in the upcoming election.
The following is absolutely stunning from –

Only about 50 percent of Christians in America are registered to vote. Of those, only 50 percent show up at the polls, meaning 75 percent of all Christians are not taking advantage of one of their greatest privileges.
If every Christian would register to vote and then do so, the candidate who shares their beliefs and values would win the presidency in a landslide.
Without a doubt, we have flawed candidates and for that matter, we have ALWAYS had flawed candidates and in this day of instant media these flaws do not have to wait a day to be pointed out in the daily newspaper. This can now be done in an instant with a tweet, text, or post regardless of whether there is any truth to the allegations.
The only “unflawed” One was Jesus Christ, and as you know, He was crucified on a cross 2,000 years ago as an angry mob demanded the murderer Barabbas be set free in exchange for the perfect Christ. So, as we consider these truths, we must pray for God to guide our thoughts and whom we choose to lead our country for the next few years.
If you can’t decide on a candidate, we would encourage you to consider the platform that most closely reflects the standards of the Word of God. This is for YOU to decide and your vote is between God and yourself. The Bible says in James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

So, here are three keys to consider:

  1. Pray for God’s Wisdom as you prepare to vote.
  2. Educate yourself on the issues as you look to the Word of God for direction.
  3. Vote on Election Day and trust God for the outcome.

Finally, regardless of the results, continue to pray for those in leadership. Did you know that even if the person you feel reflects God’s Word the most is not elected, He can still change hearts? Yes, He can!

Blessings in Christ,
The Deacons Ministry Southside Baptist Church
Bob Lear
Tommy Gardner