Should a Christian be a Democrat or Republican?

In this election season, this is a question every Christian must ask themselves. Can you support a particular candidate? Can you support that parties platform? It is incumbent on each believer to vote his or her faith.

You must examine each party and each candidate in light of God’s word. But you also must remember we are not electing an Evangelist or a Pastor. We are electing people to do a job for us. People have warts and scars. That is the nature of living long enough to be elected to office. This is not just for President we need to be doing this. We need to examine EACH candidate.

It is my firm belief that a Christian should not belong to either party but register as an Independent. By pledging allegiance to either party, it puts you under a certain bondage that a Christian should not subject themselves to in any form.

Matthew 6:24-34 King James Version (KJV)

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

If a candidate wants your vote, make him/her earn it according to God’s Word.

Matthew 22:20-22King James Version (KJV)

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

All you owe Caesar is your vote. In my opinion, it is both your duty as a citizen to vote, it is also your duty as a Christian. It is your duty as a Christian and a citizen to be informed. This means to study the candidates and the platforms as well as study the Word of God and spend time in prayer so you will know what God’s will is for you to do. I believe every Christian should redo your registration to indicate you belong to none of them. You are truly Independent from them and only dependent on God.

Be Blessed as you study.

Be a good citizen and a good Christian.

May God speak to you that His will be done in this election.

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