The 2014 mid-term elections are less than two weeks away! On November 4, millions of US citizens will participate in voting for their state politicians. 2014 is an election year with significant implications. Although it may not come with the publicity and excitement of a presidential election, this year’s midterm electoral cycle carries the potential to shift the political arena in a dramatic way. Here’s why:
- The United States Senate and House of Representatives will be elected.
- Most state Senates and Houses will be elected.
- Most state executive offices (governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, etc.) will be elected.
- Important ballot measures will be voted on. Some of these will decide key issues such as the legality of same-sex marriage and marijuana use.
One of the privileges of being a citizen of the United States is the democratic freedom that our nation offers through popular vote. There are millions of people around the world living in nations controlled by tyrannical and oppressive governments who withhold all freedoms to ordinary citizens on any political level. However, at the conception of America, our founding fathers understood the importance of distributing equal power among government branches, as well as giving citizens the ability to elect their local and national leadership.
Voting is a privilege and a fundamental freedom that we’ve been blessed with!
Unfortunately, only half of the Christian community is registered to vote. And an even more shocking fact is that only half of those who are registered actually vote!1 This means that a meager 25% of the Church participates in elections and plays a part in setting our government leadership in place. Imagine how the nation would change if 100% of the Church voted! Or even 75%!
The truth is that our nation is in desperate need of godly leadership who will lead and govern the United States according to biblical principles and moral values rather than personal gain or ungodly agendas. The Bible is clear that righteous leaders, when in place, will benefit that nation’s people greatly:
When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan. (Proverbs 29:2 NLT)
In order to ensure this, we as the Body of Christ must make a responsible effort to steward our nation by electing our governing authorities. We will play a key part in establishing righteousness in our nation!
To help you with this, we’ve developed simple, easy-to-use election guides for each state. We encourage you to select yours, and use it to aid you in voting this year! Please click on your state to see your election guide.
We encourage you to do your part in changing the nation this year!
- Gushta, Karen. A Call to Christian Citizens to Pray, Prepare, and Participate.www.truthinaction.org. 9 August 2012.
State Election Guides