Now We Vote

Even though this is my personal blog. Because I am a pastor and this blog is used to make announcements for FFWC, I cannot personally endorse a candidate here. However, I wouldn't want to anyway. If you want to know who I have voted for - pull into the church parking lot and look in the back window of my car. It's right there.

Many of you have already told me how you are going to vote. That's good. Some of you are undecided and don't know what to do. I can understand that. For quite some time I had my issues too. But I wanted to share a few things with you that might help.

Vote according to character, not charisma. This is a leadership issue. Some of our greatest leaders were not great communicators. When you got both in the same person, that's wonderful. But you should look at the character of a person first. What is this person going to be under pressure.

Vote according to principles, not personal agendas. Of course all of us would rather pay less in taxes and not have to bear the cost of expensive endeavors like wars and economic bailouts. But the fact of the matter is that we are living in the last days. I don't think that we are going to be seeing a reverse of these trends for quite some time no matter who is elected.

Vote according to faith, not facade. I'm not talking about the faith of an elected official. As far as I can tell, they all go to church and proclaim to be Christians. (Is that one of those things that make you go hmmmm!?!) I am talking about your faith. Don't buy into the press and flash that the marketers spin around these elected officials. Look at their record, their experience (if they have any) and their stand on key issues.

Remember the Jesus will still be Jesus and the Bible will still be the Bible after the elections. What might change is Christians and how they view their world. We must wake up and realize that hell is trying to destroy the very culture we enjoy today. There are no guarantees that all of our freedoms today will be here tomorrow. We must pray and then we must vote.