October 12th , 2012 9:36 am 5 Comments

Reader urges Christians to vote in election


To the editor;

Christians need to early vote from Oc. 17 through Nov. 1 or vote on Election Day Nov. 6. Some Christians stated they aren’t going to vote because they disagree with both presidential candidates. It appears these people are looking for a perfect leader, who doesn’t exist except in the person of Jesus.

There are also important Senate and House races that will determine who will pass the laws of America – including laws that will infringe on our religious freedoms, or laws that will legalize abominations. The president nominates the Supreme Court Justices and other judges, and these are confirmed by the U.S. Senate. It’s not just the election of a president that’s at stake.

Pastor Perry Stone said, “You may not like anyone on the ballot, but at least vote for those who best represent values that line up with the Bible and are best for America.” If Christians vote for evil leaders they could help elect their own oppressors, and help bring down the wrath and judgment of God on America!

The choice is between a bad person with some principles (Mitt Romney) and an evil person with no principles (President Obama). Obama is evil because Obama supports taxpayer funding of abortion … and is the first president to support same-sex marriage and is disrespectful to and less willing to stand with Israel than Mitt Romney. Obama has also increased the persecution of Christians by his support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Historian David Barton who has studied all the presidents in the history of America said, “The hostility of President Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president!”

Christians don’t selfishly vote for whoever promises the most stuff. Christians vote for the candidate most pleasing to God who will cause God to send the least judgment upon our country. God will hold all Americans accountable for the evil actions of our political leaders just as He did when King David disobeyed God and did a census. God killed thousands of his people. Dr. John Mcternan said when President Obama said our policy is to divide Jerusalem, the city of Joplin, Mo., was destroyed by a tornado. When President Obama declared June Homosexual Pride Month a drought began, resulting in the highest price for corn and soybeans in history. Dr. Mcternan said if Obama continues to do evil he believes large parts of America could burn including large cities and be turned into a desert. President Obama said when he didn’t know he was being recorded that he would “have more flexibility” after the election. There’s ever reason to believe Obama will do even greater evil after the election!

Your vote is important as presidential and local elections have often been close. Candidates need to buy their ads at the Elizabethton STAR, because local elections are often the closest races. In 1994 Truman Clark defeated Dexter Lunceford for county executive by only four votes. Voting is our duty to our country. Voting our Christian faith, convictions and principles is part of our duty to God and can save lives!

-D.D. Nave, Elizabethton


5 Responses to Reader urges Christians to vote in election

  1. Derek says:

    I am a gay man and this election is tough. I have to choose between someone who will vote for the social agenda I seek (which is equality in marriage) and someone who is going to be the best for America. In this election, I do have to choose someone who is going to do the best for our country – even though neither one is a good choice.

    I also wanted to comment on a few things you said. First, June as Gay Pride month has been around a lot longer than Obama. It has been around in some form since 1969.

    Second, before you tell me I am an abomination. I was raised in a Christian family. I went to church. I am actually a saved Christian. The one thing I struggled with all my life was the fact that I was attracted to other guys. I have been like that as long as I can remember. I went to christian counseling, I talked to my pastor, I talked to my youth director, I prayed and prayed for God to take it away from me. But, it never happened. The feelings remained there. I struggled all through my youth and a big part of my adulthood until I was 39 to fight it and deny it. Finally, I had to stop and think. I didn’t make this choice. Nothing in my life happened to influence me to be gay. I did not have a choice. I was truly born this way. Truth is (and you should be able to agree if you are a true Christian) is that God don’t make junk.

    Before I am criticized by anyone, I ask you to remember what Jesus said in the Bible about casting the first stone. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. If you are able to cast that stone, then you have sinned because you have lied to yourself. Even though people don’t want to think of it, none of us are without sin. If you smoke, drink, or eat too much you are hurting the temple of God which is your body. If you tell a lie it is sin. If you break a law (even going over the speed limit) it is a sin.

    Believe me, if I had the choice, I would have never chose to be gay. But, it is who I am. And no matter how much I tried to change myself, I am not meant to change. .

    I want to close this out with saying this. We are all humans. If you met me on the street, you would never know I was gay. I don’t project as being a gay man – not by a choice but by the way I was designed by God. If you cut me, I still bleed. I laugh like you, I cry like you. I am a human like you. Being gay is not a choice that you make. It is who you are when you are born.

  2. wtc13 says:

    Unfortunately, Mitt Romney actually has openly supported abortion and he is most definitely not a Christian, as he is the equivalent of a Mormon – which is not “Christian.” If he is not a Christian, then please enlighten me as to how he “best reflects the views of the bible?”

    • Neither the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) or the New Testament books of the Christian Bible explicitly prohibited abortion.

      The Hebrew terms ruach (literally “wind”), and neshama (literally “breath”) are used to describe the soul or spirit.

      Jewish law holds that human life begins at birth, based on Genesis 2:7:
      And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul.

      The rabbinical interpretation is (most often) that human zygotes, blastocysts, embryos, and fetuses do not have souls.

      God never explicitly prohibited abortion.

      Moses was born a Jew.

      The six hundred and thirteen laws (commandments) found in the Old Testament that were revealed or attributed to Moses never explicitly prohibited abortion.

      Moses never explicitly prohibited abortion.

      Jesus was born a Jew.

      Jesus never explicitly prohibited abortion.

      Mary, mother of Jesus, was born a Jew.

      Mary, mother of Jesus, never explicitly prohibited abortion.

      The Twelve Disciples were born as Jews.

      The Twelve Disciples never explicitly prohibited abortion.

      Saul of Tarsus (the Apostle Paul) never explicitly prohibited abortion.

      Pope Innocent III (1161-1216) decreed that a monk who had arranged for his lover to have an abortion was not guilty of murder if the fetus was not “animated” at the time and that the soul enters the body of the fetus at the time of “quickening” – when the woman first feels movement of the fetus.

      The image of Pope Innocent III was immortalized during 1950 as a one of 23 marble bas-reliefs of great historical lawmakers installed on the chamber walls of the U.S. House of Representatives.

      The explicit prohibition of abortion is not biblical, but rather, papal in origin.

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