RC Sproul on voting

Posted: September 3, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Uncategorized

As a Christian you have obligations opposed upon your conscience that in some sense other people don’t have, although they should have. And the first thing is this: You have to understand what a vote is. The word vote comes from the Latin votum, which means ‘will’ or choice. And when you go to the ballot box and you vote, you are not there to vote for what’s going to benefit you necessarily. Your vote is not a license to impose your selfish desires upon the rest of the country. You only have the right to vote for what is right. And not only do you have the right to vote for what is right, but when you vote you have the duty to vote for what is right.

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we should be voting for what is right, what is ethical. And our consciences on that score need to be informed by the Word of God

read the full text of this older article from 2008 here

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