I voted today…

I voted today, it’s my right as an American. I’ve been taught that it’s my duty as a responsible citizen. I’ve also been told that it’s my RIGHT as a Christian.  Right as a Christian? When did Christian’s get rights?  Did the Constitution of the US void biblical principal?  I’m having a difficult time finding “We the people” in the bible. And I’m quite sure Legislate Morality is not the Eleventh Commandment. You can’t legislate morality anyway. Morality comes from within; it is based on your beliefs, it’s is part of your character.

I did some research this morning, as I thought it was important to be able to back up my beliefs.  I found a humorous chapter in Ecclesiastes that made chuckle.  The last verse of chapter 10 made me stand up and shout:

20 Don’t bad-mouth your leaders, not even under your breath,
And don’t abuse your betters, even in the privacy of your home.
Loose talk has a way of getting picked up and spread around.
Little birds drop the crumbs of your gossip far and wide.

 

I found a another group of verses in Romans;

[13:1] Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. [2] Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.

For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Go figure, God’s still in control. Maybe this country doesn’t have a moral issue, perhaps the Christians who feel they have a rights just have a trust issue.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could make a law that requires people to trust God and be respectful. That would be fantastic!  Oh wait, there is one…Love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself… just when I think God needs my help in legislating morality, I find out He has it all covered.

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