In 2004 48% of evangelical Christians went to the polls and voted.
In 2006 only a little over 30% voted. Consequently America had elected 
"the most pro-choice Congress in the history of the republic."

(University of Maryland Political Science Professor Thomas F. Shaller, Baltimore Sun, February 28, 2007)

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Suggested Readings on Church and Politics:

  • Colson, Chuck,. 2007 God and Government. Grand Rapids MI, Zondervan

  • Grudem, Wayne . 2010. Politics- According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture. Grand Rapids, MN. Zonderzan

  • Jackson Jr., Harry R. and Perkins, Tony. 2008. Personal Faith Public Policy. Lake Mary, FL Front Line.
  • Minnery, Tom. (2001). Why You Can't Stay Silent: A Biblical Mandate to Shape our Culture. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.
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Sermons on Political Involvement


Exodus 18:21

You will need to appoint some competent leaders who respect God and are trustworthy and honest. (CEV)

Billy Graham – Evangelist

“But the Bible does command us to be good citizens—and one of the ways we do this today is by voting. In fact, if we don't vote, we are failing to fulfill that God-given responsibility to be good citizens.”

John Piper – Pastor, Minneapolis

Because God Almighty, whom we serve above all men, made human governments his way of running the world. “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God” Rom. 13:1. In a democratic republic like ours that means at least: VOTE.

Chuck Colson – Founder Prison Fellowship

… God has entrusted us as free citizens to be His agents.  That’s why we have such a sacred responsibility to vote: not to is disobedience to God…. Chose men and women of integrity whose ideas come closest to conforming to a biblical worldview.  Be wise and discerning, voting not for selfish interest, but for God’s good purposes.”

Archbishop John Nienstedt, St. Paul, MN

"As followers of Jesus Christ, our participation in the political process is a moral obligation.  We are called to give witness to those truths which we hold dear in faith.  As the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, 'It is necessary that all participate, each according to his position and role in promoting the common good.'" (no.1913)

Samuel Adams – Signer, Declaration of Independence

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country

James Garfield – 20th US President

Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature. . .

Noah Webster – Founding Father

If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws

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