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November 10, 2020 (The Stream) — As the election crisis drags on and the news is filled with widespread reports of voting irregularities and fraud, confusion and chaos reign. America needs help, and yet people of faith are almost entirely asleep at the wheel.
Many feel they did enough by voting. I’ve seen countless people post the meme “God is in control” on their social media pages as if to say, “I did my part. Whatever happens next is God’s business.”
This is bad citizenship and even worse theology.
Bad Citizenship and Bad Theology
It is bad citizenship because in a republic your vote does not get you across the finish line. It gets you to the starting line. We have a solemn duty to demand that our government officials stand for truth and honesty.
Saying God is “in control” is bad theology as well. “Control” is an accounting term for everything being perfectly in its place. The Bible does not describe God as controlling. Rather, it tells us God is wholly sovereign. He has created a dynamic environment in which we humans — His image bearers — are called to stand for truth and fight against evil and injustice.
In short, God has given us eyes to see what He sees, ears to hear what He pays attention to, and hands to do what is right. To then say, “God will handle it” and walk away is to ignore our design and surrender to fate. God doesn’t give us the option to turn our backs.
Right now, the difference is a matter of life and death for our Republic.
Speaking the Truth and Opposing Lies
The voting irregularities we saw this week should chill you to the bone no matter how you voted. Things don’t add up and we all know it. Nearly everyone reading this has encountered credible accounts of multiple ballots received, more votes than there are registered voters, discarded ballots, and more.
Scripture calls us to take a clear-eyed view of such happenings: we are to speak the truth and oppose lies. A Judeo-Christian worldview stands alone in this. Some worldviews, such as Marxism, do the opposite. Marxism declares that what is “true” is whatever advances the revolution. As Andrey Vyshinsky, Stalin’s foreign minister, explained, “There might be collisions and discrepancies between the formal commands of laws and those of the proletarian revolution. … This collision must be solved only by the subordination of the formal commands of law to those of party policy.”
PETITION UPDATE (1/15/2021) -
The events of the past month, and especially the past 10 days, have shaken the faith Americans have in their elected and appoint officials.
We continue to call for investigations to be made into allegations of election fraud. Texas is in the process of prosecuting one political operative for illegal ballot harvesting, and multiple state legislatures have called for investigations, too.
However, the judiciary has severely let down the American electorate.
As we have said all along, the integrity of the election is much bigger than President Trump. Election integrity is at the heart of republican democracy, and if we don't have it, we no longer have a functioning republic.
Therefore, we continue to seek the truth for the election outcome. Perhaps that will only be known in the future when state or federal commissions are established to investigate the instances of election fraud which were witnessed and sworn to, by thousands of Americans of all political persuasions.
In the meantime, you may still sign this petition. Thank you!
PETITION UPDATE (12/10/20) -
On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted: "We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!"
He is referring to the lawsuit which the state of Texas has filed against Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia in the Supreme Court over changes those states made to their election rules, claiming they violated the U.S. Constitution in the process.
Here is the central part of the argument: if Texas were to allow possible voter fraud to go unchecked in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia, it would be akin to committing fraud upon the people of Texas, who cast their ballots within the framework of the law.
Indeed, this would apply equally to all citizens who voted within the framework of the law across the United States!
President Trump also tweeted that this case is, "very strong...ALL CRITERIA MET."
Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition, now.
PETITION UPDATE (12/7/20) - Since this petition was launched, President Trump's legal team, as well as other concerned citizens, have discovered what appears to be irrefutable evidence of voter fraud in several of the key battleground states, and have initiated legal challenges in six states.
While the situation continues to evolve, this remains a hugely important petition which we encourage you to SIGN and SHARE.
Below, please WATCH and READ about the mounting evidence of voter fraud and how the mainstream media seem determined to ignore even the most egregious instances of vote tampering. Then, please SIGN and SHARE this petition.
LifeSite supports President Trump with this petition because we believe he is trying to defend the Constitution, ensuring that electoral fraud does not taint the result of the 2020 general election.
But, since starting this petition, we have launched a separate petition related to the disputed election outcome, calling on the Department of Justice to 'do their job' and engage in meaningful investigations of the mounting evidence of voter fraud.
We believe that conducting forensic audits of ballots and voting machines, as well as issuing subpoenas to collect more evidence, would be a good start.
Thankfully, some of the state started to demand investigations independent of federal agencies. But we still believe that the DoJ needs to use its enormous fact-finding resources to help resolve allegations of election fraud.
Thank you for continuing to SIGN and SHARE all our election-related petitions.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which calls on all Americans to Stand With President Trump as he uses every legitimate means to find out if voter fraud played any role in the election outcome.
Amid allegations of voter fraud, and at a time when the situation with COVID has been used by many of the states to facilitate the use of mail-in ballots on a massive scale, we need to be very careful in dismissing the possibility of voter fraud.
The fact is, the possibility of wide-spread fraud with mail-in ballots is significant.
But, this is not about Donald Trump or Joe Biden! This about whether or not the sanctity of the ballot box has been tampered with!
Please Stand With President Trump as he attempts to defend the integrity of this election, as well as well as the right to vote itself!
Indeed, this is so important, not so much because one election hangs in the balance, but because our democracy, itself, hangs in the balance.
Americans not only have a right to know, but should demand that every legitimate means be used to discover the truth about these elections!
Please SIGN this petition and Stand With President Trump to ensure that these elections were conducted freely and fairly!
While most all Americans believe in playing by the rules, we also know that some very devious, politically-motivated operatives have been trying to harm the Trump administration from before he even took the oath of office.
This fact should lead us to question how some allegations of voter fraud can be so easily dismissed by state election authorities.
We demand to know the truth, and, for the sake of our democracy, we demand that President Trump keep fighting to learn the truth.
Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition today!
**Photo Credit: Shealah Craighead / White House / Flickr
Other worldviews such as secularism and postmodernism assert that absolute truth does not exist. When people who don’t believe in truth tell you that they know the truth about this election, be suspicious.
Loving Our Neighbor
People of a Judeo-Christian faith should be different. As God’s image-bearers, we show love for Him by acting on principles that flow from who He is. According to both the Torah and the teachings of Jesus, one key way we do this is by loving our neighbor.
Loving our neighbor does not mean merely offering a friendly wave. Rather, the bedrock of loving our neighbor is the pursuit of justice and righteousness. In the Torah, before God gave the command to love your neighbor, He first laid out what that looked like:
“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord.”
Loving your neighbor does not mean being nice and hoping that they like us. Rather, it is protecting justice for them as well as for ourselves. The biblical principle of shalom says that we don’t just avoid harming our neighbor; we are to go out of our way to ensure their wellbeing.
Proverbs 24:12 says, “If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?”
Standing Against Corruption
Justice and righteousness bring life; they allow the human spirit to flourish. But when lawless deeds go unchecked, it brings about oppression and death. Not just physical death, but death of opportunity, death of vision, and death of hope.
This was the heart of King Solomon’s warning in Proverbs 29:2, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”
The church is not the state, but the church does serve as a moral conscience that helps the state fulfill its responsibility to stand against corruption that puts our neighbors and communities at grave risk.
During this critical time in our nation it should be churches and people of faith who stand firm, not for our preferred candidate, but for justice and the rule of law to be upheld in our communities and in our electoral process.
What specifically should we do?
Pray, Fast and Take Action
First and foremost, pray and fast to beseech God to intervene and restore justice in our land. Then, take action by studying the issue of election integrity at a website and contacting your state’s election officials to ensure that your vote was counted. If your state is one where corruption is suspected, ask God for wisdom in how to hold your elected officials accountable.
If we stand on the sidelines now, while the fairness and integrity of our elections are at stake, what injustice will we ignore next?
Thank God that people like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Margaret Thatcher, and other leaders did not just say “God is in control” and walk away. They accepted their divine mandate to insist on the truth. They fought tirelessly, risking all in pursuing justice with the passion God expresses in the Bible.
In these perilous times, may we not squander our biblical mandate to seek justice and pursue it, and may God have mercy on our efforts.
Dr. Jeff Myers is author of 14 books and serves as president of Summit Ministries.
Published with permission from The Stream.
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