The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics, or the Lord will curse them.
They must be honest men themselves, and instead of voting for a man because he belongs to their party…? they must find out whether he is honest and upright, and fit to be trusted. And if [every man] will give his vote only for honest men…? all parties will be compelled to put up honest men as candidates.
Christians have been exceedingly guilty in this matter.? They must act differently, or God will curse the nation, and withdraw his Spirit…? God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the church will take right ground.
Politics are a part of religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God…? Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics.? But I tell you, he does see it, and he will bless or curse this nation, according to the course they take.
Charles G. Finney, Revival Lectures, 1855
The time has come folks, it is time for?Christians to stand up?for what is right.
Get out and vote this Tuesday.
Your vote does count…