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Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? How All Christians Should Vote

Vote For Others

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” ~ Proverbs 31:8-9

Throughout Scripture, we are called to be advocates for those who have no advocate. We are called to be a voice for the voiceless, to stand up for those who have no standing. Cast your vote for the benefit of others.

Whether you advocate for the unborn, those in poverty or those at war … or all of them. Don’t simply vote for whoever will give you the best tax break or the best health plan. Rather, use your vote to bless others.

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” ~ James 1:27

Again, the very foundation of our faith lies in the advocacy of Christ. II Corinthians 8:9 states, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” Jesus became our Advocate by taking on our poverty and making us rich. He took on the poverty of our sinfulness and gave us his rich righteousness. For this reason, we are called to advocate for others.

“Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor.” ~ Zechariah 7:10

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Richard Lee is lead pastor of Bethany Well Church in Fort Lee, NJ, where he has served for the last 7 years. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Theresa, have two children, Richard Jr. and Chloe.