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Vote the Bible

By Bishop Wellington Boone  |   |  Category: Bible

A few years ago during an important election, such as we are having right now, I traveled with James Dobson, Gary Bauer, and Tony Perkins to three battleground states where we held rallies to show people from the Bible the significance of the issues and the differences between the candidates. Maybe you were there with me. No one expected us to be successful but our candidates won in all three of those elections because Christians voted according to their conscience and the principles of the Bible.

Real Christians make decisions from a biblical worldview, not a worldly biblical view. The Bible is the starting place, not politics, which by definition changes according to the time, season, and wishes of the people. Things change, people change, weather changes, candidates change, but God says, “I change not” (Malachi 3:6 KJV).

“For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another” (Psalm 75:6-7 KJV).

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35 KJV).

“Vote the Bible” is more than a slogan. It is based on principles. Here are some principles to consider.

Vote by principles and convictions, not preferences. Convictions are something you will die for and what you will live for, not just flexible values. When you have a preference that did not begin with God, it isn’t worth a hill of beans.

God owns the earth; therefore, the earth is accountable to Him.

Psalm 24:1 (KJV). The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

It is biblical for pastors to influence your vote based on righteousness because God will hold them accountable.

“Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully” (Psalm 24:3-4 KJV).