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Vote! It's your duty!

As Christians, voting is our duty and our future in this country very much depends on how we vote. The right to vote is not something that has come easy for much of the world. Freedom is not something that has come easy to even North America. People from all over the world have paid the ultimate price for freedom. Now, because so many have given their lives for freedom, we have the blessing of choice.

There are many countries in the world today where freedom and choice are not guaranteed. In Canada, many of us take for granted the blessing of choice that we have. In 2003 only 61% of eligible voters in Canada voted! In 2004 it was the same. These turnout percentages are unacceptable! As Christians it is our absolute duty to vote. When we finally stand before God and give account for our lives, we will be held responsible for what we did, or didn't do on this earth. Understand that God expects us to vote. Voting gives us a chance to align our country's laws with the ordinances or laws of the Bible. In other words we directly affect the path or course of our nation through voting. Failing to vote is willingly giving control of your values and beliefs to others. Failing to vote increases the weight of every other voter's ballot.

Currently our Country, which was formerly a Christian country, is in grave danger spiritually speaking. Not only are we no longer a Christian country, but Canada has become hostile towards the things of God. How long will we Christians sit around idly while secularism continues to grow? Have you noticed the continued decline of morality and ethics in our country recently? The reason for this is simple: as a country we have abandoned God. Many of us fail to understand that by abandoning the things of God we will adopt and inherit the judgment of the ungodly nations. We, the body of Christ, must take a united, immovable position on the issues we are presented with in our Country and vote for the people who best uphold the ordinances of God.

Know that your "vote" is actually a "seed" that will bring a "harvest"! Each election holds many important issues before us: gay marriage, abortion, health care, taxes and military spending are some examples. So how should we vote? We are to vote for the people who best embody the commandments of God; the candidates or parties who uphold righteousness, morality, honesty and freedom. Pray about the election and ask for wisdom. We are God's representatives on the earth and it is our job to give our all in upholding His decrees. Take time to investigate what each running member in your area stands for and vote so that God's law and man's law are in agreement. Do not let voting day pass you by without voting! Get out there, vote and sow your seed of righteousness!

-"Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets." (Abraham Lincoln)

-"To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. The one who does not vote has no right to complain. "(Louis L'Amour)

-"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all." (John F. Kennedy)

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