Email to CHP Skeena – last 4 days
Witnessing to the Truth
In this Pivotal Election
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, an anti-Nazi dissident who was sent to jail and eventually killed for his work in fighting the Holocaust once said:
Silence in the face of evil is itself evil:
God will not hold us guiltless.
Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.
I know that this letter is going out to the CHP members of Skeena – Bulkley Valley, who will be voting CHP, so it may sound like I’m preaching to the choir.
However, we need to get others, especially Christians, who have usually voted for other parties, to change their minds and vote CHP. Many are feeling betrayed by the Conservatives on moral issues, but are still planning to hold their noses and “vote for the least of three evils” again.
So, here is some biblical ammunition and political logic that may become useful to you in changing minds. If they are offended, you can blame me. Just tell them that “this is how CHP candidate, Don Spratt, sees it”:
Monday, October 19, is Election Day in Canada.
God expects us to speak and act in faith according to His principles, not out of fear that the worst party might get elected if you don’t vote for “the least of three evils.” God does not bless evil, especially a holocaust like abortion.
Many Christians have said to me, “I would vote for the CHP because you represent my principles, but you can’t win, so I’m voting for the ____ Party.” Then to make me feel better, some will say, “Good luck” or “I’ll be pray for you.” I walk away thinking, “That’s nice, but I’d rather have your vote!”
Then I think, “Isn’t that the ultimate self-fulfilling prophesy? If people won’t vote for us, it is impossible to win or to gain any political traction to build on in the future.”
Isn’t that putting the cart before the horse; isn’t that saying, “When you’re finally a winner, I’ll jump on the bandwagon?” How does any party ever gain enough support to possibly win, without a small beginning? You can’t drive a car until you first put gas into it and start it. Likewise, you can’t gain political traction for your principles without spending some time, money or at least voting in support of your principles.
We can’t win on prayers alone, we need votes. Faith without works (corresponding actions) is dead. Read all of James 2.
James 2:20 NLT
How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?
In this election, God expects us to cast a GOOD vote for only Good candidates that stand for Godly principles. Surely a principled vote would only be cast for candidates that at least stand up for the lives of the preborn, biblical marriage and God-given liberty and justice for all.
Only candidates that courageously stand for what is right are worthy of your vote in the eyes of God. God does not stand behind compromise; God in His purity does not mix any evil with good! Consider what I’m saying in light of the scriptures:
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 KJV
(4) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
(5) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
I have just completed about twenty all candidates meetings throughout the Skeena-Bulkley Valley electoral district over the last two weeks. We heard a whole lot of secular humanist arguments that exulted themselves and their party platforms against the knowledge of God. How can any Christian in any way support the moral and political corruption those parties unapologetically stand for?
William Butler Yeates best described our socio-political climate when he said, “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”
God is looking for believers with convictions, with constancy in all areas of our lives, where we act on what we know is right, and leave the results to God, rather than leaning on our own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5-8 KJV
(5) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
(6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
(7) Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
(8) It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.