"Then the word of the LORD came to Samuel, saying, " I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from [f]following Me and has not carried out My commands" ( 1 Samuel 15:10-11 )
Is it wrong to pray that God remove someone holding public office, for not obeying God's providential laws. When ask this question, a well know Christian minister stated that we should pray that God changes that individual. ( Titus 1:7-9 ) ( Titus 2:7 ) ( 1 Cor 4:1 ) ( 1 Cor 10:24 ) And if the person fails to change, in accordance with God's perfect will, we then should pray that God remove that person from the office held.
This is exactly what the Old Testament justice was all about. (1 Samuel 15:17 )
Before a person places his faith in the Savior, he is spiritually dead, and in fact, an enemy of God. (Ephesians. 2:1-3) ( Romans. 5:10) But the moment someone chooses to trust in Jesus Christ, his sins are wiped away, and he is adopted into God's family. That individual is immediately set apart as a child of God, with a sacred purpose. ( Romans 13:1 )
God hates rebellion of any kind. Especially, those that are in authority over us. (I Samuel 15:23 ) ( Isaiah 30:1) (Isaiah 63:10)! He hates the attitude of lawlessness it produces, as well as the crop of wicked fruit that results from it.
Obviously, I don't know anyone's heart. It is my prayer that all public servants believe in Christ Jesus. That is that their sin have been taken away by the blood of Christ. However, the Bible tells us that, as Christians, we all should be "fruit inspectors" . ( John 15:8 ) (Matthew 7:16 )
One rotten apple, in a barrel of good ones, is easy to fine. Just follow your nose. So, put your nose to the test, where our elected officials are concerned. Countries were founded on God's principles and not those " man made" laws or those "special interest" laws we see today.
We, as true followers of Christ, must take a stand for the truths of the gospel. And it's not too late to change the world, one vote at a time.
The Apostle Paul thought a lot of his young Christian fellow worker, Timothy. ( 1 Timothy 1:2 )
So, let us follow in Paul's footsteps and learn as did Timothy, from Paul's expert advice. ( 1 Timothy 1:3-11 ) ( 1 Timothy 5:17"25 ) ( 1 Timothy 6:1-2) ( 1 Timothy 4:3-5 )
There are many other scriptures, that give us good guidance, as to how a Christian should live and vote. ( 1 Cor 15:33 ) Just start with the first book of the Bible. For we see in (Genesis 3:1-7 ) Satan's persuasion caused our first parents to sin, consequently we all are now born in sin. ( Romans 3:23 ). This includes our elected officials.
The "Ten Commandments" ( Exodus 20:2-17 ) continues to guide our direction. Then work forward through both the old and new testaments.. ( Proverbs 3:5-6 ) ( Matthew 15:17-19 ) ( Ephesians 6:5-8 ) ( 1 Thess 3:1-2 ) ( 2 Cor 7:1 ) ( Ephesians 5:11 )
Yes, God expects us Christians to be good stewards. ( 1 Peter 1:10 )( Colossians 3:23 ) ( 1 Cor 4:2 ) ( Matthew 25:20-21 ) ( 1 John 2:15-17 ) ( Galatians 6:10 ) ( 2 Timothy 2: 15 )
And this stewardship is based on God's two part grace. First, we have God's grace in salving us. ( Ephesians 2:8-9 )
Second, we have God's grace of Holy living.( John 1:17 ) It is this Holy living that exemplifies exercising our free choice of voting. Voting for Godly men and women, who hold up the principles of Christ Jesus. ( Romans 12:3 ) ( 1 Peter 5:5-6 )
However, please remember, as Christians we are to submit to the authority over us and pray for our leaders. ( Romans 13:1-7 ) ( Titus 3:1 ) ( Hebrews13:7 ) (Romans 12:17 ) ( 1 Timothy 6:1-21 ) Godly authority that is.
There are two ways of looking at authority. The first is brought on by Satan and it's called rebellion. When one confirms, in ones heart, not to care what God says but do their own thing that's called rebellion. That's what gets us in trouble at the voting booth.( James 4: 7) ( Ephesians 4:26-27 ) ( Ephesians 6:6 ) ( 1 Peter 5:8-9 ) ( 2 Thess 1:8 )
On the other hand, when a person obeys God, that person is living a life of obedience. ( Exodus 23:25-27 ) ( John 14:15 ) ( Luke 11:28 ) ( Psalm 119:9 ) ( Galatians 3:6 ) Thus, voting is a pleasure. Your vote may not count in the end, but you are obeying God and voting for a Godly person. You see, I've read the back of the book and in the end we win. ( Revelation 22:1-21 )
If all dedicated Christians would vote according to God's commandments, then the issue of whether or not God should remove an unjust public servant would become a mute point.
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