Picking Sides


Bryant Wright speaks on how to properly choose a political candidate, based on competence, moral issues and integrity, all the while praying for God's wisdom to guide you.

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?  (Romans 8:31 NIV)

People often ask me whom they should vote for. As a citizen, I have my opinions. Yet early in my ministry, I decided it was best that I not endorse candidates. My higher calling is to share Christ with all men—no matter what their political persuasion.

But I do have some thoughts on how you can select candidates to support.

1.  Ask, “Are they competent and qualified?” It’s great if my doctor and my airline pilot are Christians, but I also want them to be capable of doing their jobs well.

2.  Ask yourself where the candidates stand on moral issues the Bible addresses. I love Abe Lincoln’s words about choosing the right candidate: “My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is, are we on God’s side?”

3.  Ask yourself, “Are they trustworthy? Do their actions back up their words? Do they have integrity?”

4.  Most of all, pray for God’s wisdom on how to vote; and if you are a Christian, be a good citizen by voting—always! 

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