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Election Survival 2023 - A Guide for People of Faith

Vandalized road sign in Charlottesville, Virginia. Blue spray paint was used to smear Meg (Scalia) Bryce's good character. It didn't work as intended because most Americans will remember her late-father, Justice Antonin Scalia, as a wise and prudent jurist.

Ultimately, it's not about a particular candidate. And if the election doesn't tip in our favor, remember this: our hope and confidence are in the Lord who said,

I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Be on your guard. Matthew 10: 16-17a

Throughout ancient history, righteous kings and terrible leaders ruled over God's people. If there was vandalism, deceit, fraud, or human error, such falsehoods are called out on other pages of the Bible. Our American forefathers did not become silenced by monarchial dominance or fast-talking candidates. Instead, they raised their voices, demanding better representation.

  1. Today's media, lobbyists, or nonprofit 'groups' do not certify our elections. Watch the 'election process' and expose the wolves wishing to devour our fundamental liberty to vote.

  2. We live in a world where people might not like us. This makes the case for more courage of churches who will speak out for truth - against abortion, illegal immigration, frivolous spending, unfair trade partners, and other social behaviors God abhors.

  3. Expect opposition even from among family members. Go public, boldly, unashamed, unsilenced in exposure to blatant hostility as a person of faith. Deep wedges will be like a sword drawn to separate a father and son, mother from her daughter, often intensely with regretful ultimatums. There is a fine line when these natural divisions occur within a household, a church, and neighborhoods.

  4. Most people dislike snakes instinctively for their uncanny ability to escape harm. They frighten and intimidate, only to slither away and avoid exposure. Don't be that serpent who smears and leaves the faint odor of deception. Instead, resist the temptation to retaliate, seeking peace and accord with our foes, perhaps going one-on-one with the predators of the opposition.

  5. Worse, "woe to those" who stand idly by and suppress their views. Be the Grownup Dove in the room. Live out your faith, it was freely given when we received the paradox of God's reconciliation with mankind. Share this wealth of an actual election! And know that sometimes we will lose only to find the greater meaning in life, Jesus as the True King.

  6. "Lay aside everything that hinders...or entangles...let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1-2

  7. For more inspirational talking points, especially for the election process, please visit Sent Out Among Wolves by Gary Hamrick, November 8, 2020, original source.

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