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A very important election is close at hand. In Kentucky, May 17th is the primary election. This is where we will choose state and local government servants which will shape our state for generations to come. This is Kentucky’s most important election this year! Yet, probably less than 25% of Kentucky’s born-again believers will vote! Up until 1900, the Christian population of America controlled the outcome of elections. No candidate could be elected who did not acknowledge God’s place in our history. Actually, they had to go even further than that. In their speeches and writings, they had to acknowledge that Jesus Christ was God’s Son, and that the Bible was the best book to live by in this world. Had a candidate for political office in the 1800’s stated that he believed abortion was a woman’s choice, or homosexuality was just a different way of family life, he would have ended his political career then and there. What changed?
It all started when Christians backed out of the political realm in the 1920’s. When Christians lost the battle over legalizing liquor, many Bible-believing Pastors began to say, “That’s it! The government is no longer responsive to the church. Therefore, we’ll make it our focus to get people saved and leave the government for someone else to do.” And someone else did it!
The few who hated God and wanted to see America turned from its Biblical worldview began to move into positions of leadership in the education system and the government. By the 1930’s, high places in the education system had been infiltrated by these Socialists. They then easily duplicated themselves and their evil ideas in unsuspecting students who then went out to teach what they’d been taught in schools across the country. Some of the leading Socialists ran for political office and made their way into high places in government. At least one became a President. Many others became Senators or Supreme Court Judges. By the 1960’s they were ready to launch their full-scale attack on America’s Christian values.
Prayer and Bible reading in government schools were disallowed by 1963. In 1973 the murdering of unborn children by abortion was “legalized”. In 1980, the Ten Commandments in public places were ruled unconstitutional. In the 1990’s the recognition of homosexuality as a normal lifestyle began to be pushed on us. Now we are having shoved down our throat men wanting to be free to enter the women’s bathroom. All of this was done, not by laws which Congress passed, but by a national court system and Presidents, which have usurped more and more power from the states and the Congress! And with hardly a “peep” from our elected Representatives! How much more must we have forced on us before we say, “Enough! I’m going to the poles and vote only for candidates who will govern Biblically!” Why can they do this? Because most Bible-believing Christians have stayed home instead of going to the polls and voting. We have allowed others to choose the Presidents and Senators who have seated these Supreme Court judges. We are at fault! And yet, if we would vote our Biblical values, we could change this in 2016.
Will you decide to be the “salt and light” Jesus told us we were? (Matthew 5:13) Will you go to the polls and vote Tuesday, May 17th? Your choice is: Vote your Biblical values or—one day have your children look at you and ask, “Daddy, Mommy, what were you doing when freedom in America died?”
Think about it; because if you don’t, someone else will do your thinking for you—and for your children! And you won’t like what that brings to you. I’m Don Pinson; this has been Think About It.