Should the Church Tell People How to Vote?

Question: “Should the church tell people how to vote for specific candidates, based on issues like abortion or gay marriage?”

Answer: “Definitely not. The church may and should speak to all the laws of the Decalogue, including the sixth and seventh. Why the first four don’t receive more attention is anyone’s guess – could it be that social activism makes matters like worship and the Sabbath less important? But beyond explaining what God’s word requires, the church needs to let members apply them in their lives according to the callings and consciences.”

(Reposted from: D.G. Hart, “The Shelf Life of 2k – Part Two” on the Old Life Blog.)

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