Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | September 4, 2008

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Before I go to the polls on the November 4th2008 presidential election, I decided to do as much research as possible so that I could make an educated decision on who I would like to run the United States of America. Yeah, I know I am kinda late reading this book, but I finally just picked myself up a copy of The Audacity of Hope written by Barack Obama himself. Thus far it’s a good read. Would love to hear your comments on those who have read the book as well. 

You may ask yourself, being a Christian, who should I vote for? Well, keep these important scriptures in mind when you vote for your next president:

Magistrates
  • Are appointed by God – Romans 13:1
  • Are ministers of God – Romans 13:4,6
  • Purpose of their appointment – Romans 13:4 1Peter 2:14
  • Their office to be respected – Acts 23:5
  • Are not a terror to the good, but to the evil – Romans 13:3
  • To be wisely selected and appointed – Exodus 18:21 Ezra 7:25
  • To be prayed for – 1Timothy 2:1-2

SHOULD

  • Seek wisdom from God – 1Kings 3:9
  • Rule in the fear of God – 2Sa 23:3; 2Ch 19:7
  • Know the law of God – Ezra 7:25
  • Be faithful to the Sovereign – Daniel 6:4
  • Enforce the laws – Ezra 7:26
  • Judge wisely – 1Kings 3:16-28
  • Hate covetousness – Exodus 18:21
  • Not take bribes – Exodus 23:8 Deuteronomy 16:19
  • Defend the poor – Job 29:12, 16
  • Judge for God, not for man – 2Ch 19:6
  • Judge righteously – De 1:16; 16:18; 25:1
  • Be impartial – Ex 23:06; De 1:17
  • Be diligent in ruling – Romans 12:8

Thats the type of president you should want to vote for.


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