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This election on November 4 is critical to the future of America! Are we headed for socialism and bondage or pursuing at least a direction of liberty? Are we electing the most extreme pro-abortion candidates or two pro-lifers? Are we voting for homosexual and Planned Parenthood backers or pro-true godly Marriage institution as defined by our Lord and King? Who are we considering, a presidential candidate with a shady and secretive background, or one who has been visible and open and honest, and has stood up for America and the Honor Code in a Vietnam prison camp, showing great courage and character?

There are other options too (not all worthy though), besides John McCain & Sarah Palin (Republican), or Barack Obama & Joe Biden (Democrat) — Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party), Charles Jay (Boston Tea Party), Cynthia McKinney (Green Party), Ralph Nader (Independent), Bob Barr (Libertarian),and Alan Keyes (American Independent), running with VP candidate and my friend Pastor Wiley Drake (CA). Who can win, and who are qualified according to our Heavenly Father?

Before voting, please consider the character and Biblical qualifications of the candidates. In addition to the article by Steven McDowell, Providence Foundation (in our last e-newsletter earlier this month) “Qualifications For Godly Officials” (see Pub Corner archives), please read the essay below by my long-time friend (now in Heaven), Rus Walton, former Executive Director of Plymouth Rock Foundation, “On Selecting Those Who Shall Represent Us” (thanks to P.R.F. President, Paul Jehle). Please study these carefully before voting. And pray for wisdom from the Lord!
- Gerald Christian Nordskog

"In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character as a man of known principle, of tried integrity, and undoubted ability for the office.

"It is alleged by men of loose principles, or defective views of the subject, that religion and morality are not necessary or important qualifications for political stations. But the Scriptures teach a different doctrine. They direct that rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God, able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness. But if we had no divine instruction on the subject, our own interest would demand of us a strict observance of the principle of these injunctions. . . ."

- Noah Webster -”Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education”

On Selecting Those Who Shall Represent Us
by Rus Walton

"Tell me how the American Republic will treat Christ and I will tell you the future of the republic. Because the destiny of a nation depends upon its relation to Christ, I stand at the portals of our nation and, as a loyal citizen, cry, 'Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates; and be lifted up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in...,"

“Moreover thou shalt provide out of M all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers over hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers often.” Ex 18:21

Christians are not second-class citizens. When we accept Christ as our Lord and Master, we are not relieved of our duties or excluded from our rights as citizens of this nation.

As the Apostle Paul wrote, we take on a dual citizenship (Phil 3:20). We become members of a society totally different and apart from the civil State. We become citizens of a kingdom not of this world. Yet, as God has ordained, we continue to invoke civil authority to uphold our physical liberty and to secure our public safety (Rom 13:6,7). Thus, we must properly share in the responsibility of maintaining a public order in which we may be free to worship God, to serve Him, and to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Mt 28:19,20) .

Our citizenship duties are important to both our Christian witness and our physical well-being. Our responsibilities to participate in the selection of those who will represent us in civil government take on added significance. While some may concern themselves only with civil liberty, Christians must seek both religious (spiritual) and civil (physical) freedom.

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