This past Tuesday, despite the freezing cold temperature, over 7,000 gathered in front of the South Carolina State House for a prayer rally led by Franklin Graham. We prayed for our families, communities and nation. We were challenged to take a stand for what we believe as followers of Christ and to gain back ground that has been lost in our country.
No candidate or political party was endorsed. Instead we were encouraged to research the candidates, to pray for God’s guidance, and then to vote for candidates that stand for biblical values or at least line up the closest with biblical values.
Research varies somewhat but it is pretty well received that at least half of Christians in America are not registered to vote. In the last election, half of the Christians who were eligible to vote did not vote.
We cannot sit back and remain silent. There is too much at stake. It's time for all of us to stand up and make a difference.
Below is the pledge Franklin Graham is asking followers of Christ to embrace and sign. I would like to encourage you to go to the Decision America website and sign the pledge.
My Pledge to God
1. I pledge to honor God at home—by living biblical principles, striving for purity in or out of marriage, and pursuing godliness in all my relationships. Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 6:9–11; Romans 12:10; John 13:34
2. I pledge to honor God in public—by standing for biblical principles and serving those in need. James 1:27; Isaiah 58:10; 1 Corinthians 16:13
3. I pledge to honor God with my vote—supporting, where possible, candidates who will uphold biblical principles, including the sanctity of life and the sacredness of marriage. Proverbs 14:34; Psalm 139:13; Matthew 19:4–6
My Pledge to My Country
1. I pledge to pray fervently and faithfully for America.
2. I pledge to be registered and to vote in every election—local, state, and federal—supporting, where possible, candidates who uphold biblical principles.
3. I pledge to engage in my community with God’s truth and prayerfully consider running for office.
I am also attaching a website that compares the candidates stances on some of the issues. It is unbiased and does not support one candidate over another. I encourage you to look it over.
Election 2016 Political Index
Finally, please pray fervently for our nation. Ask God for His guidance and then vote as He leads. In South Carolina, the Republican Primary is February 20 and the Democratic Primary is February 27.
Have a great week and may God bless America,
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