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Elections

posted date: Friday 1st September 2017

Election 2017

I have a confession to make! The election this year is the first election that I can remember in which I have no idea on how I will vote.

This has me thinking a lot about the election and it is for this reason I am writing some personal reflections on this matter.

When it comes to the election, how will you decide who to vote for? Therefore, can I ask you to consider the following points as you consider how to vote.

1.     As you consider who you will vote for, ask yourself why you are voting for that party? What are the driving reasons for supporting them?

2.     As Christians, I think we should consider asking different questions in deciding how we vote. Rather than, how will X’s party support my views, I wonder if the question should be, how will X’s party support the poor, the children of New Zealand and the most vulnerable in our society?

3.     As far as you are able, consider the policies of the parties, not the personalities.

4.     Pray about who you should vote for, it is Biblical. 1 Timothy 2 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

5.     Respect those who may come to a different political view to you. It is in fact a Baptist principle.

6.     Finally, please exercise your right to vote. We are privileged to live in a country that allows us to be a part of the political process.

So this being said, I need to take my own advice and look at the policies of the various parties to decide how I vote in the 2017 election!

Shalom

Bruce