Verse of the Day

Monday, November 5, 2012

The 2012 Election and the Voting Issue for Christians

(chronological order)

Judd Birdsall, "Is the President America's Pastor in Chief?: Why Mitt Romney's Mormonism does matter." (13 AUG 2012); on Christianity Today at [accessed 2 NOV 2012].

Owen Strachan, "Our American President: The 'Almost Pastor' of an 'Almost Chosen' Land: How Christians might think about the type of leader they vote into the presidency" (13 AUG 2012); on Christianity Today at [accessed 2 NOV 2012]. 
Denny Burk, "Should Mormonism Be a Factor in Evaluating Romney?" (14 AUG 2012); on Denny Burk at [accessed 2 NOV 2012].

Sean Perron, "No Valor" (1 OCT 2012), on unspoken at [accessed 5 NOV 2012].

Dan Phillips, "This election's choice: Romney, third-party (=Obama), or don't vote (=Obama)?" (3 OCT 2012), on Biblical Christianity at [accessed 2 NOV 2012].

"Is it a Sin to Vote for a Mormon or Roman Catholic?", posted by Nathan W. Bingham (9 OCT 2012); on Ligonier at [accessed 2 NOV 2012].
"In this excerpt from a Questions & Answers session at our 2012 National Conference, Albert Mohler, Robert Godfrey, and Sinclair Ferguson discuss the question, “Is it a sin for a Christian to vote for a Mormon or a Roman Catholic for President of the United States?”"

Michael Farris "The Importance of Voting" (HSLDA, 18 OCT 2012); on YouTube at  [accessed 26 OCT 2012].

Randy Alcorn,  "Election 2012 Part 5: Is it Wrong to Vote for the Lesser of Evils? Shouldn’t We Instead Vote for a Third Party Candidate?" (25 OCT 2012); on Eternal Perspective Ministries at [accessed 25 OCT 2012].

Joel Beeke, "Why My Conscience Won’t Let Me Not Vote for Romney" (2 NOV 2012); on Joel Beeke: doctrine for life..." at [accessed 2 NOV 2012].

Daniel B. Wallace, "Why We Should Vote" ( [accessed 2 NOV 2012].

Denny Burk, "Can Evangelicals Vote for a Mormon?" (4 NOV 2012), on Denny Burk at [accessed 4 NOV 2012].

Finally - 

"My Politics", from the Letters of John Newton, on Grace Gems at [accessed 5 NOV 2012]:

"The whole system of my politics is summed up in this one verse, "The Lord reigns! Let the nations tremble!" Psalm 99:1

The times look awfully dark indeed; and as the clouds grow thicker the stupidity of the nation seems proportionally to increase. If the Lord had not a remnant here, I would have very formidable apprehensions. But He loves His children; some are sighing and mourning before Him, and I am sure He hears their sighs, and sees their tears. I trust there is mercy in store for us at the bottom; but I expect a shaking time before things get into a right channel before we are humbled, and are taught to give Him the glory.

The state of the nation, the state of the churches, both are deplorable! Those who should be praying are disputing and fighting among themselves! Alas! How many professors are more concerned for the mistakes of government than for their own sins!"

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