Election Day 2012 will soon be upon us, and for Christians, it seems that the options are few… Do we re-elect Barack Obama, a man who has clearly shown by his actions that he is not a friend of God? Remember, our President has failed on numerous occasions to stand by Israel. His support of gay marriage, and his stance on abortion and parental notification of abortion are clearly detrimental to the family.
Also, during the last 4 years, gas prices have risen dramatically more than during any other presidency. The unemployment rate has dramatically increased, and despite recent claims that the unemployment rate has dropped, facts show that more people are unemployed at this time that at any other time since the Great Depression. And let us not forget that despite the fact that so many Americans are struggling to make ends meet, our President wants to continue to grow the government at the expense of the people.
Our President is very charismatic, and he gives the impression that he can relate to the concerns that the poor and middle-class citizens of this country face, and yet his healthcare plan, which on the surface seems like such a good idea, will end up costing those very people who are struggling to make ends meet. Look at the man or woman who cannot afford health insurance, or who chooses not to carry healthcare insurance. Under Obama’s healthcare plan, this man or woman will be forced to purchase health insurance (is this really constitutional?) or they will have to pay a hefty tax ($1200 or more!) to our ever growing government! Is this the person that the Lord would have us vote for?
And let’s look at Mitt Romney. Romney claims to oppose abortion rights, although he previously supported them. Romney does oppose same sex marriage. In fact, he takes a biblical stance on many of the issues, but I still have major concerns about Mitt Romney, because he is a high priest in the Mormon cult.
This false religion, founded by pedophile Joseph Smith, has led many people to hell with its false beliefs… Mormons believe that God came to earth and had sexual intercourse with Mary, and that Jesus was born of that union. They believe that Lucifer (also known as Satan) and Jesus are brothers. Mormons also believe that they will one day become gods. It is also known that historically (and still today in some communities) many Mormons practiced polygamy.
Knowing all of this, which may not seem important to anyone in the secular world, but is of vital import to men and women of God, how can I as a Christian vote for Mitt Romney, no matter what his stance is on the various important issues facing our nation? I’ve read and listened to many evangelical Christians boldly supporting Mitt Romney as opposed to Barack Obama, and I am deeply concerned.
Does the Almighty Living God want us to vote for the lesser of two evils? When I read Scripture, I see that God regards all sin (whether big or little) as evil. Don’t you remember how the Lord was angered at His people Israel for setting up high places to worship other gods? Even when there was a good king who did what was right in the Lord’s sight, it was still noted… And Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David, except that he sacrificed and burned incense at the high places (1 Kings 3:3 NKJV).
As I look at the candidates who are running for office, I am reminded of when Israel begged for a king, and the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day–with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods–so they are doing to you also. Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them” (1 Samuel 8:7-9 NKJV).
My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, the time has come for us to choose a President (king) to rule over us, and I need to share Samuel’s warning with you:
“This is how a king will treat you,” Samuel said. “The king will draft your sons into his army and make them run before his chariots. Some will be commanders of his troops, while others will be slave laborers. Some will be forced to plow in his fields and harvest his crops, while others will make his weapons and chariot equipment. The king will take your daughters from you and force them to cook and bake and make perfumes for him. He will take away the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his own servants. He will take a tenth of your harvest and distribute it among his officers and attendants. He will want your male and female slaves and demand the finest of your cattle and donkeys for his own use. He will demand a tenth of your flocks, and you will be his slaves. When that day comes, you will beg for relief from this king you are demanding, but the LORD will not help you” (1 Samuel 8:11-18 NLT).
Beloved friends, perhaps you think I’m being melodramatic, but I’m not. You see, we must choose this day whom we will serve. I cannot in good conscience vote for either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Indeed, there are no godly men running for President, and I refuse to choose the lesser of the two evils, because evil is evil! Therefore, when I go to the polls to vote, because it is my responsibility as a woman of God to vote, I will write in the name of the candidate I choose to be my President, and His name is Jesus! You see, He truly is the only One who is capable of turning this country around. Who will you vote for?
Cheryl A. Showers