You are seated in the comfortable and cushy seat in an airplane. You rise up and put your luggage in its place above you and relaxingly sit down beside your young children who are next to you on either side. The plane takes off, and the airline has sent one of their mangers to the front of the plane to make an announcement. The airline has decided to do something which has never been done before, they are going to allow the passengers to choose who pilots the plane for the rest of the trip (not something I recommend). There are exactly 653 passengers on the plane, which has departed already, and every single one of them gets a vote and is unable to leave the plane at this point. The individual receiving the most votes will be the one who flies the plane. Only two pilots are set forth for consideration to fulfill this duty. One of the candidates is a tenured pilot with much skill and experience. The other is a man who firmly believes he can fly the plane but has never even sat in a cockpit before.
Some of the passengers begin to converse as to who they are going to vote for in just a few minutes. The ballots are being handed out, and you are sitting there uneasily wondering what to do in this scenario. You overhear some of the people around you talking about voting for the person who has never flown before. Other individuals are saying they are not even going to vote. Your ballot is handed to you by the flight attendant. You have one vote, do you vote for the qualified individual, or do you vote for the person who has never flown?
Imagine with me for a second that in the moment of decision, you chose not to vote. You decide that neither candidate is completely perfect, so you are going to just not vote. You decide just to sit back and place your life and that of your family’s into the vote of the rest of the passengers. Roughly half of the passengers on the plane feel the same way as you do and decide to abstain. Consequently, the man who has never flown before ends up winning. The plane goes down, and you are stranded with your children on a remote island for 5-years till help comes. But, you chose not to vote because you didn’t want to make a decision. You didn’t like either man, you decided not to choose the best of the two instead, you just decided not to even participate. Instead of doing the best thing, you chose to do absolutely nothing. What right do you have to complain about your demise? How are you going to be able to look your children in the eye and tell them you did everything possible to protect them? How can you say you did your duty before God to preserve life in the best way you could?
Well, the year is 2020, and America is fast on its way to an epic crash. You possess a vote which you have been blessed to have by the kind providence of God under our country’s freedoms. The choice is up to you, are you going to use it, or are you going to passively sit on the sidelines and allow the country to go up in flames because you didn’t have a “perfect choice?” One side (not just talking about the presidential election) supports abortion (which is murder), LGBTQIA+, and other destructive radical leftist agendas. For the most part, they want to totally reconstruct America and cause an implosion to destruct our society. The other side is certainly not perfect, but they do stand remarkably stronger on the sanctity of life, freedom, and liberty. No perfect candidates are on the board whatsoever. However, you do have to make a choice. You can vote to protect life, you can vote for those who want to kill, or you can stand idly by and do nothing, which means you just want everyone else to decide. What will you choose?
When you look at your responsibility in the realm of voting, let me submit to you the necessity to vote by understanding a Christian worldview. The Christian understands that no political candidate will ever be morally perfect. The Christian, in this election, also understands the choices in many cases are far less than ideal. Christians should also comprehend the fact that when you vote for a candidate, you are voting for their policies and not commending every single thing they either have done in the past or are currently doing. Therefore, you must vote in a way which most closely corresponds with biblical truth, not just in the presidential election but in every single race all the way from your local city up to the Federal government. Vote to protect the sanctity of life. Vote to uphold religious freedom, which allows churches to share the Gospel without persecution from anyone. Vote in a way that demonstrates love of neighbor as defined by the entire Scripture.
Could you sit idly in the airplane with a ballot in your hands and turn down the chance to vote with your children’s lives on the line? I should hope not! Consequently, I would hope the decision to spend 30-minutes to go vote would be an easy choice for you. You have to understand, people have literally died for you to have the freedom of voting. We want to retain this privilege for our kids, grandkids, and countless generations. We have a wonderful opportunity in this country to vote. I humbly suggest you go out, utilize that gift, and vote in the most biblical fashion for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ and the good of your fellow-man undertaking this responsibility in a serious manner!