This Current Election Dr. Michael L. Ford 10 October 2006 The so-called midterm elections are but a few days off and a lot more is hanging in the balance than is often the case. For people who concentrate only on presidential races there is a possibility that they will let the day slip by and not do their duty as American citizens. What bothers me is how many Christians fail to see a duty unto God in the ability to vote that He has given us in this country. But Christians do have a responsibility to exercise the freedoms we enjoy just as we have a duty to pray for those in authority. I fear we often fail on both counts. And, it is more important now that we exercise our duties and out privileges within this government because it is very likely we may not be able to do so much longer. There are both antidemocratic and anti-Christian spirits loose in the country that are most troubling. At the tip of the attack are the sharp pronouncements against Bible believing Christians by also sorts of people, especially on the political left, aided by much of the media. Then there are the efforts of politicians, fearful of people like the “Swift Boat Veterans,” to silence political speech they do not control. No matter what these politicians have done to silence free speech is in direct conflict with American rights under the Constitution. Many things hang in the balance with this election. A lot of States including Georgia have Eminent Domain questions on their ballots. The promise of people to have and keep their land is a fundamental one in the Bible. It is one of the things men will enjoy during the Millennial Kingdom when the Lord Jesus Christ reigns and rules. We need to tear away the evil ruling made by the Supreme Court that attacks that principle. Voting for the people’s right over their own property is a biblical act and a moral one. Going into this election we’ve heard all sorts of things. Too bad so many political strategists are lawyers. They tell us things like a certain person voted to decrease spending in an area. The truth may be they voted against an increase in wasteful spending, which is only the same thing on an opponents tongue. They tell us all sorts of things and we must dig through the lies for truth.
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