[Papercut Press Publishing] 1997-11-04 - Election Day

355 years ago today, on November 4, 1642, historian John Vicars got a little personal. He sort of took on the Christian community. He said the following and published it,

“Heare this, and tremble at your stony stupidity, O yee Marble-hearted and Mole-ey’d Malignants of Citie and Countrey! Who will needs most foolishly and falsly perswade your selves (and would make others as mad herein as you yourselves are) that all is well … be convinced and ashamed of this your grosse folly and madness to countenance and encourage such accursed enemies of the State and Kingdome.”

Less than a year later, the divisions in the church had led to civil war. Several years later the king was executed by the parliament, largely because of differences in religious practice. Vicars was, almost, prophetic. 355 years later some might wish to call the Christian community marble hearted and mole eyed, but they might use other terms. But it is also on this day, Tuesday, November 4, that many of us will vote in largely local elections. Might I suggest the following:

  1. Thank God for the freedom to elect your leaders.

  2. Pray that God would increase the amount of godly leaders this election day.

  3. Seek to find out those who are godly and running for office and support them. It is better to have a God fearing, pious (put any political party here) than a (put any political party here) who knows not the name of God.

  4. After the returns are in, praise God. And pray for those who won office.

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” George Nathan

“Vote for the man who promises least. He’ll be the least disappointing.” Bernard Baruch

“ … And the government will rest on His shoulders …” Isaiah 9:6

Soli Deo Gloria,
Tim