Before you read any further, go to the * in the right side column and read my disclaimer. I am not a fan of cynicism. I am, however, downright cynical when it comes to politics. Sometimes I feel that there are no good choices when it comes time to vote. (Tomorrow’s US Senate election in KY is a perfect example of that as far as I’m concerned) I feel like it is a huge distraction from the gospel whenever preachers get onto the subject of politics. I nearly cringe whenever I hear statements about politics or politicians from the pulpit. I believe, and I have said this before, that there is ultimately no hope in the world that can be found through politics. I don’t believe that better laws will make better people and I don’t believe that worse laws make worse people. I believe that if there is going to be a change in our country, or in our culture, or in our government it will come, not because we pass the right laws, but because of a move of God in the hearts of individuals.
Now having said all of that –
I will be voting tomorrow
It is absolutely our duty as Christians to vote. It is our responsibility as American citizens to vote. Just because better laws won’t solve the problems in our nation, or in our local school district, doesn’t mean that better laws aren’t better.
I don’t believe that we will solve the problems this country has through politics; only through evangelism. This is a “both and” situation. However, we need to make our voices heard, most importantly through evangelism, but also in the political arena. If we are silent then we cannot act or be confused by lawmakers who don’t listen.