Pastor Tony Evans the pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Texas launched a sermon series which is titled “Kingdom Voting,” to tell people what God has to say to Christians about how they should vote.
At the outset of the sermon Pastor Evans resounded an all too familiar reality in conversations about voting. That is they often become toxic.
Due to a lack of proper Kingdom perspective there is divisiveness not only in the culture but in the church as well. This lack of proper Kingdom perspective “has facilitated disharmony, disunity, and conflict in the broader society,” he said. Emphasizing that until the church gets it right the culture cannot get it right!
The question that should be asked is how should a Christian vote?
He warns that Christians cannot ignore the whole counsel of God when it comes to peoples political positioning. Saying we must have the Kingdom perspective which is in the Bible. Saying, “Kingdom voting is the opportunity and responsibility of committed Christians to partner with God by expanding His rule in society through civil government.”
If we are to see healing in the Church and a culture changed by it; it will only come to the degree that you include God’s person and God’s policies in society through civil government, Pastor Evans says. Saying, “The further God is removed from the life of an individual; from the life and definition of a family, from the life and definition of the Church, from the life and definition of the citizenry of a society, the more chaotic those entities become.”
Pastor Evans cited Joshua 5:13 “While Joshua was near Jericho, he raised his eyes and saw one who stood facing him, drawn sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you one of us or one of our enemies?”
In verse 14 Pastor Evans goes on to say that the commander of the army of the Lord is not on either side. God’s politics is Kingdom politics Pastor Evans reverberated. Emphasizing that our mindset, our focus, and our politics should always be Kingdom focused. Highlighting the fact that we should vote, but we should vote according to the “Whole counsel of God” and with who’s policies line up with the word of God.