ESTABLISHING A TRAJECTORY INTO ETERNITY

voteSince I am into politics, I get emails from the local Republican politicians and Donald Trump’s campaign. They are all screaming vote at the top of their lungs, and they each giving different reasons. Their reason are generally about the here and now, not the hereafter.

After we die, what difference does it make? Remember how Hillary Clinton asked that question.

Of course, H. Clinton wanted to get as far away from that video that she and President Obama used to explain the terrorist attack. And yet there were funerals.

So is this sort of lying why we should not vote for H. Clinton, that we should vote for Donald Trump instead? No.

Why does government exist? Why do each of us exist? We all have our own beliefs, but most of us believe that after this life somehow we will continue on into eternity. Therefore, when we vote we should be considering how our vote helps us and those we love prepare for eternity.

To prepare for eternity, what kind of government do we need? What does our Lord in heaven think about government? The Bible comes at that subject basically from two different directions (Here is a good reference for finding various verses). As this article points out, What does the Bible say about government?, we are to be obedient to the governing authorities, but obedience to God comes first. As 1 Samuel 8, illustrates quite clearly, we also have some responsibility for the type of government we choose to live under. We never want to idolize our government. We always want to put our Lord in Heaven at the forefront of our existence.

We the People empower our leaders. That’s why we get the leadership we deserve. When we choose the wrong kind of leaders, we allow the wrong kind of leaders to help us establish our trajectory into eternity.

If we want the kind of leadership that will help us, our families, our friends, our neighbors, and our countrymen reach heaven in glory, then we need to choose modest and honest men and women to lead us. Big government programs won’t get us to heaven. Absurdly rosy promises from politicians won’t get anyone into heaven. What will get us into heaven is reading and studying our Bibles and practicing what it teaches. Therefore, what need from our government is a government that protects our right to live a good Christian life. What we need from our government is leadership that does not get in the way and block us when we try obey our Lord’s command to spread His Gospel.

Matthew 28:18-20 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

The reason we should not vote for Hillary Clinton is that we cannot count upon her to defend our right to freedom of religion.

As the last article indicates, who we elect to be our president will not solve the problem of religious freedom. If we want to be a free people, we each have to be committed to protecting the God-given rights of our family, friends, neighbors, and countrymen. We also have to pray. Jesus is our Shepherd. Without His help, we are lost.

Nevertheless, Jesus acts through us. We are His hands and feet. So make certain you pray and do your best to vote wisely.

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3 thoughts on “ESTABLISHING A TRAJECTORY INTO ETERNITY

  1. Tony

    The fact that not voting for Clinton, or even worse, a vote in favor of Trump gets one into Heaven is the height of absurdity.

    You are talking about man who began his business career by promoting gambling, who runs beauty contests that sexually objectify women, who steals from his own charitable foundation to pay his legal settlements, who lies with every other breath, who goes bankrupt and doesn’t pay his debts, who cheated on his wives, who has been divorced twice, and who epitimizes the promotion of materialistic greed. Voting for the self proclaimed king of vices is going to create a more Heaven bound government? Yea, right.

    If you don’t like Clinton or her politics, that’s fine, but pretending voting for that “The Donald” is paving your path to Heaven is just ridiculous to the extreme.

    Following God’s will means trying to be virtuous and loving, and thereby promoting a world that is virtuous and loving. (Something that a man who has lived his life promoting vice is unlikely to do). We should follow God’s will lovingly because it is the right and just thing to do, whether or not God rewards us with some nebulous afterlife. In fact, in my opinion, if I were to pretend to do the virtuous and loving thing “only” for the sake of some blissful reward in this life or the next and not because following God’s will is its own reward, then my actions to that selfish extent would lack some virtue.

    I voted for Clinton because I believe that she unquestionable has the greater experience, temperment and character to lead our nation in this dangerous world, and because I believe a Donald Trump presidency would unquestionably be dangerous to the peace and stability of the country and the world. It is my opinion that voting for Clinton is the right thing to do. Period.

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