A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
Edition No. 39         WE ARE HERE TO LISTEN TO      November 1, 2004
The Voice of Jesus
This is my Son, my Chosen; Listen to Him!

Christendom's False Doctrines
#8-Duty to Vote in National Election?
The False Teaching

Billy Graham: But the Bible does command us to be good citizens—and one of the ways we do this today is by voting. In fact, if we don't vote, we are failing to fulfill that God-given responsibility to be good citizens. The Bible says that Mordecai, Esther's uncle, was honored "because he worked for the good of his people."
From a Southern Baptist
I believe it’s clear from Scripture that Christians should be the best citizens a nation has to offer. And in a nation such as ours, where the citizens direct the course of our government, the failure to participate in the most fundamental way we have to provide direction to our government cannot be seen to be anything less than a sin for qualified Christian citizens to fail to vote. A Catholic View: A Christian has a duty to vote probably more than any other citizen because of the biblical principles...relating to nations. The Scripture tells us that Righteousness exalts a nation.
From Evangelicals: We call on all Christians to become informed and then to vote, as well as to communicate biblical values to their government representatives. We urge all Christians to take their civic responsibility seriously even when they are not fulltime political activists so that they might more adequately call those in government to their task. We also encourage our children to consider vocations in public service.

Exposing the Error

Christians assume that being a state citizen is compatible with being a follower of Jesus and that they should vote. This is erroneous; a follower of Jesus is not a citizen of any nation and he, Jesus, does not lead anyone to the polls. How so?  The oath required of U.S. naturalized citizens begins: I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law;...See? Jesus is king in the kingdom of God, and he is a foreign prince that requires total allegiance that U.S citizenship does not allow.  King Jesus has said, Do not resist one who is evil. That is the law in the kingdom of God, but the state citizen is committed to defend and protect against all enemies, and to bear arms. A follower of Jesus bears something, but not arms: If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. A  follower can not qualify for citizenship in the state because the King does not allow it. Jesus' followers are disqualified from voting or assuming any  right of citizenship. All who do are not following Jesus!                                         
Declaring the Truth
If you were of the world, the world would have philia-loved you. But because you are not of this world, because of this the world hates you (Jn 15:19).
I have given them your word, and the world hated them, because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them from the world, but that you keep them from evil. They are not of the world just as I am not of the world (Jn17:14f). My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my officers would have fought in order that I not be delivered up to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not from here (Jn 18:36). Jesus makes a distinction between his followers and the nations of the world:For all these do the nations of the world seek. But your father knows that you need these things. Rather be seeking his kingdom, and all these things will be added  (Lk 12:30-31). Also, he does not permit a dual earthly/heavenly citizenship:And they asked him saying: Teacher, we know that you rightly speak and teach and do not accept appearances, but upon truth you teach the way of God: Is it allowed we give tribute to Caesar or not? But having known their trickery he said to them: Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription has it? And they said:Caesar. But he said to them: So render the things of Caesar to Caesar and the things of God to God (Lk 20:21-25). More