By Stacie and Carrie Stoelting
Founders of www.unitetheusa.org
To vote for Romney is to defend your right in America to tell the world about Jesus. Little wonder it disturbs us when we hear fellow Christians say it: "Well, I'm not voting for Romney because he's a Mormon." Why is it so disturbing? It reveals a misguided concept of voting promoted by the enemy.
We're not comparing religious beliefs here. We're just trying to convey the importance as evangelical Christians to defend religious liberty by voting for Romney-Ryan, a team that has vowed to uphold freedom of religion, our Constitutional right.
Obama is the most hostile president against Judeo-Christian values in history. We must rise up for our rights to share the Gospel unhindered!
7 Reasons Why Christians Must Vote for Romney
1. Reminder: Voting means picking the candidate whose policies most parallel our preferences. As someone said to us, "We're picking a president -not a pastor." We're sticking to our evangelical beliefs and not endorsing a candidate's entire belief system when we vote. Mitt Romney promotes policies that align closest to Christian priorities. To vote for him is not to turn your back on Jesus. In fact, not to vote for him is more like turning your back on promoting God's ways.
Consider this quote from Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: "I heard someone in recent days say 'I would never vote for anyone who is not an authentically professing evangelical Christian. If that's the case, then as far as I can see, you have about three candidates in the last 100 years or so that I can think of that you could possibly vote for president of the United States..."
2. Not to vote or to vote for a "write-in" is wrong. Here's why: In this election, to not vote is to vote for President Obama, who is the most anti-Christian president to date as exhibited in his policies. (Click here for a condensed list of anti-Christian policies.) Refer here for a more exhaustive list of his anti-Christian activities.) He has promoted abortion and attacked religious liberty! Not to vote or to "write in" a candidate effectively promotes Christian persecution. Obama's actions reveal hostility to Judeo-Christian beliefs. He's mocked the Bible and admired one of the most hate-filled preachers (Jeremiah Wright) in America. A recent video showed him praising Jeremiah Wright. See it here.
Also, another video reveals Obama mocking the Bible and excluding God in quotes from the Declaration of Independence. Click here to see footage of Obama rejecting Christianity. (Parental discretion advised as Jeremiah Wright is shown cursing America. It's also shocking what Obama has said on camera.)
3. Obama's policies threaten the church and reveal preference to Islam over Christianity. On September 25, 2012 Barack Obama spoke these words before the United Nations. He boldly declared, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." In fact, his promotion of Islam and secular views threaten the role of Christian organizations: He has tried to replace charities with secular government policies. By increasing government, he has been snuffing out the ability of Christians to practice our faith.
4. When Christians do nothing, evil does something. Historically, when voters split off into third party allegiance or refrain from voting, the wrong leader takes office and promotes evil policies. When Christians in Germany chose not to do something because of similar logic, Hitler rose into power. (Learn more about this in our book, America, Arise!.)
5. We must stop Obama's Administration from attacking religious liberty and increasing government roles while restricting the church. We must stop Obama so that we can apply James 1:27 which says, "Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you."
6. President Obama, while promoting socialistic policies, continues to be praised by evil socialistic leaders such as Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, who hates America yet loves Obama. (Hmmmm...Think about that!) In fact, Hugo Chavez just won another "election" yesterday. (The Obama Administration even congratulated Venezuela!) The actions of Chavez constantly scream evil socialism in the guise of religious talk...claiming to be Christian while doing anti-Christian things. (Judas claimed to be a Christian yet his actions spoke louder than his words.) Did you know that Chavez endorsed Obama? A friend of Chavez is no friend of America.
Socialism tries to pretend it's Christian while persecuting true Christians. Government must never replace the role of the church in providing for those in need. The Scriptures say that people should work and do it as to the Lord. We are not to be lazy/slothful. We're to love with deed and truth! If we're slothful, we risk much. "The hand of the diligent will rule, but the slothful will be put to forced labor." (Prov. 12:24)
7. To vote for Romney is to vote for policies that most allow us, as evangelical Christians, to practice our faith. Remember the lesson from Isaiah 35:3-4 (AMP): "Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble and tottering knees. Say to those who are of a fearful and hasty heart, Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance; with the recompense of God He will come and save you." Romney-Ryan will protect our freedom of religion. (Click here to see a one-minute video released by Gary Bauer that emphasizes that point.)
To vote for Romney is to defend your right in America to tell the world about Jesus. Again, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have repeatedly emphasized that they will uphold our Constitutional right of freedom of religion. (By the way, do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord? Click here to learn more.) No matter what the future holds, we will trust our Lord, Jesus Christ. He is in control.
During the election, we do not depend on a person for perfection. Rather, let's apply Psalm 56:10-11 (ESV): "In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Yes! In God - not man - we must trust!