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Old 03-16-2009, 07:11 PM
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I was reading through John MacArthur's recent book about the church and contemporary issues and he says it doesn't matter who we vote for because God has already determined who is going to win all of the elections (political). I know God "removeth kings, and setteth up kings:"(Daniel 2:21), but I'm not sure this applies to voting and elections. Its one thing to say God in His foreknowledge knows who will be elected, but its another thing to say He has already determined it.


Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees,...(Isaiah 10:1)
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:18 PM
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And that is why Calvinism is a stupid system. It's popular, as george said, because it's already set up, there is much writing on it, and one doesn't need to study the Bible to learn it. You can learn it from a thousand different men.

God knows everything because he said it would be so in a nonexistant eternal decree? I don't think so.

God knows everything because He is OMNIPOTENT.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:18 PM
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I was reading through John MacArthur's recent book about the church and contemporary issues and he says it doesn't matter who we vote for because God has already determined who is going to win all of the elections (political). I know God "removeth kings, and setteth up kings:"(Daniel 2:21), but I'm not sure this applies to voting and elections. Its one thing to say God in His foreknowledge knows who will be elected, but its another thing to say He has already determined it.(Isaiah 10:1)[/INDENT]
It's a good question.
Personally, I think it's high time for Christians to stop thinking about our elected politicians as "kings." God delivered us from all that with the Mayflower Compact and the U.S. Constitution. Jesus is our King. There is no royalty in Washington, regardless of what the Kennedy family thinks. They are simply government employees paid for with your tax money, and some of them don't even pay their taxes. Nothing more, nothing less.

I'm a big fan of voting. Voting is extremely important. Don't forget, Hitler did not take Germany by force, he was ELECTED as a member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. You can see the election results here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSDAP

More thoughts on voting here:
Five good reasons why Christians should vote
http://christiananswers.net/q-eden/voting.html
 

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