Elections and Christian Engagement

Date: October 27, 2022
Host: Jim Schneider
​Guest: Sam Rohrer
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Our nation is facing a critical election.  At the same time, Christians are called to be both salt and light.  As such we must recognize our accountability before God in the way that we handle the stewardship of our vote.

Returning to Crosstalk to remind listeners of the importance of this issue was Sam Rohrer.  Sam is the president of the American Pastors Network.  He’s a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives where he was Chair of the House Finance Committee.  He’s also the speaker on Stand in the Gap Radio and Stand in the Gap Television.

Sam began by explaining the importance of stewardship for Christians.  There’s stewardship of the environment, the raising of our children, our resources, as well as our intellect.  In essence, there’s nothing that anyone has that did not come from God.  These things are loaned to us and our obligation is to steward them for God’s glory.  That includes everything we do such as our speech, our actions, and also our vote.  So yes, when we stand before God one day, we will give an account for our votes as well.

What about those who believe that as Christians we shouldn’t be engaged in earthly affairs such as voting?  Sam noted that a true believer in Christ is first and foremost a citizen of the kingdom of heaven.  The Bible tells us this.  However, as believers we realize we’re merely passing through this life and only here for a short time.  During that time, part of our responsibility is to be an ambassador for Christ.  Do we really perceive of ourselves as ambassadors sent by the King  of heaven to reflect a millennial, earthly kingdom that is to come?  In other words our lives should reflect the principles that will ultimately be evident by Christ when he literally and physically rules from Jerusalem for 1,000 years.  So our lives are to point to that kind of rule, and it will, if we are faithfully engaged in communicating what righteous government is and should be.  

As Sam continued he covered the following:

  • What does he believe is at stake for our nation?
  • Are there certain biblical principles that should guide believers as they prepare to vote?
  • What about those who abstain from voting because they feel both candidates are evil?
  • Must we remain vigilant beyond November 8th?
  • Does he believe that we are on the “other side” of what happened in 2020 or is there still a problem with election integrity?

Listeners capped this broadcast with a number of questions and comments.

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