There were so many excellent quotes Mr. Evans included. One on page 18 regarding charity stuck with me. I quote, "Just as God restricts the church from giving charity to people prior to getting the family involved first (1 Timothy 5:4), likewise civil government is not to provide charity prior to the involvement of the family, church and other local charitable entities."
I also learned the difference between social justice and biblical justice.
Page 25 summed up the title of the book, "Every voting choice you exercise ought to be for the candidate, platform, party, or policy that will best represent the values of the kingdom of God." The rest of the book as the beginning of the book includes Scripture references. Author Tony Evans grabbed my attention many times with his use of words that aren't actually words. One example I quote, "Even when life looks like it's out of control, God is running its "out-of-controlness."
I learned what civil government was meant to be as the framers intended (not what it has become) and was introduced to the concept of interposition.
Examples of men and women in the Bible were cited throughout How Should Christians Vote! Did you know Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego were displaying civil disobedience? How about the wives in Exodus 1:17? Peter and John in Acts 4:18-20? They all were putting God above people. Civil disobedience in these situations was and never is wrong. Neither was hiding Jews during the Holocaust. Surprising to hear?
My all time favorite quote, "The ultimate solutions to our culture's problems won't land on Air Force One." Do I hear an Amen?
Kudos to Mr. Evans for reminding the reader that we do not live in a democracy but a republic. He explained the difference and it all made so much sense. I actually heard a Pastor preach that we in fact lived in a democracy. I found that sad to hear and I wondered if I was the only person to bring it to his attention that his statement was false.
Every Christian should read How Should Christians Vote? as well as buy extra copies to hand out to family and friends. Not just when a presidential election is on the horizon, but anytime, as we all need to be educated on what America was founded on, what it still means to the Lord, and where we are headed when we leave God out of the equation.
We enjoy freedoms because of sacrifice and those who came before who included God in our country's foundation.
Now go vote!!!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from a faith based organization in Boca Raton, Florida