October 16, 2012

Voting My Values

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It is time to vote.

I am getting questions from many people about the presidential election. Christians are asking, ”Is it a Biblical violation for a Christian to vote for a Mormon?” I do not believe it is. Some tough issues face America and the next president. He will need to tackle:

1. Finances: budget, jobs and taxes.

2. Foreign Affairs: terrorism, the Middle East turmoil and our relationship with Israel.

3. Immigration: our own borders is a critical issue.

4. Social Issues and Supreme Court Appointments: This is the tipping point issue that points me to Governor Romney. When a president leaves office, the justices he puts in place remain. These people deal with abortion, same-sex marriage, health care legislation and
other critical issues.

As a pastor and Christ follower committed to the Bible, I believe we need a man who will be conservative in appointments. This is where I will be voting values.

7 Comments

  1. Brother Traylor,
    I heard you preach at our revival at First Baptist Church of Pelham, Alabama and I was blessed. I especially appreciated the story you told about the “Three Men”. We, the body of Christ need more men willing to stand up in the face of criticism and conquering fear with faith! Thank you for taking this stand. Many pastors will not openly support candidates for what reason I don’t know but I am proud to be your brother in Christ. Maybe our paths will cross again on this earth but if not, I will see you in Heaven!
    God Bless You
    Barry Hopper

  2. This is why God has blessed you over the years. Your steadfast commitment to following strict guidelines ot the Bible.Over the years i have seen you at different places and i admired you for your actions with people. I consider you one of the few true faithful followers of Christ.I thank you for your impact on my life even though we have never formally met.

  3. Would the following verses apply in this situation. I guess what I am asking is if the Mormon gospel is the same as ours.

    But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Galations 1:8

    10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work. 2 John 1:10

  4. I agree with your comments and reasoning. For what ever reason, God blessed me with Mormon parents. I was raised a Mormon but left the church due to several Christian influences placed in my path at an early age. Based on my knowledge and experience with the Mormon church, I know he shares our moral values. God works in mysterious ways. I have to trust that since he did not allow a Christian to win the Republican nomination, that Mitt is part of his plan. I am voting for Mitt however, no matter who wins I still trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and know he will still be in control!

  5. What if God used a Mormon to bring his flock back to Him?

  6. On the one hand, a vote for Mitt Romney would be a vote for a better economy and would be good for the business climate in our country. He is definitely a pro business candidate when compared to President Obama. So lets just say that a vote for Romney is a vote for a stronger America. If this is what is important to you then you should definitely vote for him.

    On the other hand, a Mormon President would add tremendous legitimacy to the Mormon church and would greatly enhance their ability to spread the false teachings of Mormonism. It would make them a mainstream religion literally overnight and would without a doubt be the best thing ever to happen to The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). You will have to decide for yourself whether this would be good or bad for the Kingdom of God. Jesus, Paul, John and Jude are all very clear on what we should do when we are faced with a choice like this.

    Keep in mind that one day in the future the people will fill in a little oval with a number 2 pencil and that will be the last time they will ever be given that opportunity.

  7. When Jonah was far from God’s will in the hold of the ship…it took the pagan captain to get him to pray to God. This ultimatley led the sailors to repent…and Jonah to finally do the right thing (well that and a big whale!). God can use non-Christians both to lead Christians to action, and to remind Christians that their focus needs to be on their GOD.


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