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Q:

I didn't vote in the last election because I've lost all hope that politicians are going to do the right thing, no matter what party they belong to. My wife says I should have voted anyway. Is she right?


A:

Yes, I believe she was right, and I’m sorry you decided not to vote. Over the years, I’ve visited many countries whose citizens would have given almost anything to be able to vote for their leaders. If more people felt like you do and refused to vote, eventually we’d be ruled by tyrants and scoundrels.

I know it’s easy to become cynical about politics—but I’ve known countless people in politics, and the overwhelming majority were men and women who were dedicated to serving others and tried to do what was right. No, they weren’t perfect, and I didn’t always agree with their stands on some issues—but that didn’t make me cynical about our political system or make me refuse to vote. Nor should it you.

The most important thing we can do is to pray for our leaders—not just those in our own country, but throughout the world. The Bible says, “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

God wants us to do all we can to build a more just society and drive back the forces of evil—and voting is one way we can do this. But Christians also know that this world will never be perfect—not until Christ returns to establish His kingdom of justice and righteousness. Is your faith and hope in Him?

Put your trust in God today.

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9 Comments

  1. Laurie Elliott says:

    Pray for all those on authority that we can live peaceful and quiet lives.
    I trust on you Lord and believe if we all turn and repent and call on your name you will heal our land.
    In Jesus name
    Amen

  2. Minnie Piezon says:

    God is all knowing and he see what is going on with people, but we must vote for whomever we feel is a better choice. God will do the rest or restore order when the time is right.

  3. Jon says:

    I pray for all Christians to vote as well. However, like many Christians in this election, I do not necessarily believe a Christian vote is a vote for Trump. The right thing in this election is about is murky waters at best.

  4. alai says:

    Amen I agree with you father Billy Graham may God bless you and America too and don’t worry our Lord will change the hearts of the leaders of our world if there is his children somewhere there in the world whom seek him day and night.

  5. Shelvia Moody says:

    God Bless you Bill Graham and your team for all you do in preaching the Gospel and for being a shining light for our country!

  6. Mike Lindley says:

    Billy Graham is right. We should vote. I myself find it difficult at times. God bless you Billy 🙏👍

  7. FELIX UWAKARA says:

    Thank God for His chosen oracle. I wish everyone will be honest, sincere and do the right thing; we would be better off with that. May God bless Billy Graham!

  8. Lee Ann P3nley says:

    Amen. The truths about Gods Word always uplifts my mind, body, soul and heart. Thanks for sharing and I appreciate you caring.

  9. Mary anderson says:

    I pray that all the christians will get out and vote, and I pray that all the christians are praying for our country.