THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

July 31, 2018

Vote! Your Christian Responsibility and Civic Duty

Filed under: Uncategorized — danielhite @ 7:44 pm

You think the political commercials are bad now. Just wait. The uber spin, half-truths, and ad hominem political ads are enough to make one sick of being involved in the political process. But you cannot, you must not, let that stop you from exercising your civic and moral responsibility; yes, moral responsibility.

Christians have a biblical mandate, by application, to:

Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare. (Jeremiah 29:7)

Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. (1 Peter 2:17)

If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. (James 2:8)

In America, seeking the welfare of yourself, your family, friends, and neighbors, is to help protect them by casting an informed and God-honoring vote on issues that affect them all. What does it mean to “honor the king” in America? Who is the king? We the people reflect the sovereignty of God in our individual vote and participation in the political process. We don’t have a king in America; it is we the people who exercise our choice under God to establish godly righteousness in our communities and in our land. In America, we participate in our democratic process to “honor the king” by protecting we the people with a vote that understands the issues, the problems, and the solutions. That kind of vote requires genuine understanding, which requires time, effort, and prayer, and cannot be done without godly wisdom from the King of the nations (Revelation 15:3). American Christians cannot fully love their neighbor without expressing it through a godly, informed, and enthusiastic vote. We do not have the luxury of “skipping out” of our due diligence towards an informed vote. It is our responsibility; it is our Christian duty.


  1. WED, August 8, 2018
    Dear “Iron Pen”:
    Thank you, again, for stirring us upward and onward!
    Yes, precious patriots have paid a sobering price for this privilege to vote.
    With sincerest regards,
    the Williams Family (John 15:13)

    Comment by the Williams Family — August 8, 2018 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

  2. AMEN! Thanks for writing Mr. Hie. I worked the primary a few weeks ago, and as I assisted the voters that came through, it broke my heart to see several people come in to vote without the knowledge of who and what was actually on the ballot. It’s so important to not only vote, but also do your research before voting! It’s amazing how many people don’t! I pray for the election in November people make informed decisions as they vote, especially God’s people!

    Comment by Gabrielle S — August 30, 2018 @ 11:52 am | Reply

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