Is it a sin not to vote?
First, let's define sin. The Bible has five different usages of the word "sin." Most common among them is "missing the mark." Believers are eternally forgiven and justified before God the Father only through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ on the cross. But believers also sin daily by giving in to temptations and not living up to Biblical standards. That's why daily confession and repentance is something believers must do:
All of that needs daily repentance and seeking daily forgiveness from our Savior and Lord, which brings me to the sin of not voting.
God in His mercy has placed us in a land where we are given the privilege of deciding what kind of government we should have. Believe me, I lived under a brutal dictatorship where you can only vote one way.
Thus, voting in America is a stewardship. And despising that stewardship is a sin like all other sins. If you have not voted before, you need to repent and vote this time.
"God in His mercy has placed us in a land where we are given the privilege of deciding what kind of government we should have."
What about how to vote?
I never have given people advice on how to vote. But I can tell you that I vote for the candidate and not the party. Here are three questions you must ask yourself about the man or woman running for office:
These are just a few criteria by which I try to examine a candidate before I vote.
So please vote... and make your vote count.