Wayne Grudem is a respected theologian. The church I attend used a book he authored to teach the men at the church systematic theology. That’s one of the reasons I go to that church. They are serious about the Bible. Still, I am kind of disappointed in one respect. The pastor steps very carefully around politics. So, I will probably forward both an interview with Grudem (Do Pastors Have Permission to Preach About Politics? Don Kroah with Dr. Wayne Grudem (christianoutlook.com)) and an article by Grudem (PERMISSION FOR PASTORS TO PREACH ABOUT POLITICS (waynegrudem.com)) to him.
Grudem thinks Christians need to get involved in politics. Why? Well, please check out those links above. Grudem can explain himself well enough.
Am I trying to get my pastor in trouble? No. Here is the issue for me.
Do I want my pastor to tell me who to vote for? No, but I would like him to encourage church members to vote and participate in politics. As Christians we are suppose to live by the values Jesus Christ taught us. Jesus did not withdraw from the world. He interacted with other people, even sinners, even people like us. Even when the world punished Him, Jesus obeyed the commands of His Father. That included offending powerful people with the Truth.
Unless we interact with the world, we cannot obey Jesus’ command to serve as salt and light. We must either strive to lead the world to Christ or allow the servants of Satan to lead our family, friends, and neighbors to Satan.
Government is an instrument that God has given us to maintain order (Romans 13:1-7). As Christians, because God commands us to love our neighbors, we have an obligation to help make our government work properly. That includes voting.
Will we always have someone we like to vote for? No. Consider King David. God selected David to lead Israel, and David was a man after God’s own heart. Was David perfect? Nope! Even though God knows the heart of every man, He selected David. We will have to wait until the Second Coming for God to select a perfect man to lead us. Meanwhile, we will have to do the best we can. We will have to promote and vote for the best candidates we can find, and we will have to struggle to hold our elected officials accountable.
Are you ready to vote? Check out Prince William County Office of Elections website, pwcvotes.com, and please verify you are registered to vote. The last day to register is October 13th. Even if you want to vote in person, consider voting early. If you do so, you will avoid the crush and the lines on election day.
How can you help? There is still time to volunteer to be an election officer. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) all the people who can need to help. If you want to volunteer, check out pwcvotes.com.
How should you vote? That is between you and your conscience. However, you may find this list of Christian voter guides helpful. Note that these sites also point to other sites. iVoterGuide.com is respected by many of them. Each, however, offers something unique.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE THE CANDIDATES STAND? Please ask the candidates to answer our questionnaires.
- My Faith Votes
- The Virginia Christian Alliance
- Biblical Voter
- FRC Action
- Pro-Life Action League