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Commentary: A Note To Christians On Election Day
"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." 1 Timothy 2:1-2 NKJV
Personal Commentary by J. Brandon Thompson
It's May 19, 2015, Primary Election Day, in Kentucky.
Turnout to vote overall today is expected to be very low, and those who call themselves Born-Again Christians, if they continue as they have in past elections, will turn out in even smaller numbers than the whole.
In fact, that is one of the great travesties of the modern Church. Were this sleeping giant of private opinion to turn public it would in short order change the entire government, then public policy, and eventually lead to a radical change in the society at large. But, unfortunately the giant remains in repose.
Joseph de Maistre wrote in 1811 that "every nation gets the government it deserves". So for all the complaining done by so much of the church, we have currently a political process that was put in place by the church. Why, you might ask? Because the church's absence from the political sphere is equivalent to its culpability in establishing the current system. We can complain all we want, but without action on our part to improve our government, it is doomed to grow worse rather than better. To quote our third President, Thomas Jefferson, "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
So, I urge all Christians to do four simple things today and in every national, state, and local election:
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