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Vote for God-fearing political candidates
CAROLINE L. BELTRAN, Baguio City

Monday, May 13, is election day. Voters are being reminded to vote for candidates who fear God, trustworthy men and women who hate dishonest gains. In other words, those aspiring to be officials must be capable men, fearful of God, men of truth, and hate covetousness.

These qualities are what we should be looking for in candidates in the national, provincial, and municipal levels. The political parties they belong to are not important.

We should elect those who honor God and advance His principles. To fear the Lord does not mean fright or terror. It means a good relationship with God based on reverence and respect for Him and His commands. It also means righteousness, or living and doing what is right.

The Bible also teaches us not to copy the behavior and customs of this world. We should be mindful not to let our friends, our families, our cultural, educational and social backgrounds, our co-workers, or public opinion determine our choices for political candidates.

We must vote on what matters Biblically, not the popular issues of the day.

American lexicographer Noah Webster said: “When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officials, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for yourselves rulers, just men who rule in the fear of God.”

The preservation of a government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty. If the citizens neglect their duty and put unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted.

Nowadays, people are discouraged over the eroding public confidence in our political system. However, this is never an excuse not to vote. Never underestimate the importance of election. There are spiritual battles that blow up and explode over political positions. Satan is always trying to tell people that their votes will not matter but that is a big lie. Do no listen to such deceptions.

We can make a difference before, during, and after election. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when wicked men rule, the people groan.

To all candidates, “When you walk with the Lord, in the light of His Word, what a glory He sheds on your way. While you do His good will, He abides with you still and with all who will trust and obey Jesus Christ, Lord of lords, King of kings. To God be the honor and glory.

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