A brief guide for Christians on election day…

First, go vote! The “powers” (including governments and those who lead them) are fallen, yes, but God created them and they are reconciled in Christ. We participate in this reconciliation when we follow Jesus in nonviolent action for social change.

Second, don’t get fooled into putting “The Economy” first in determining your vote. We have made this into a god, but one cannot serve both God and Mammon. Turn from this idolatry and follow Jesus as Lord.

Third, in your voting do what you strive to do in all areas of your life: follow Jesus. Here are a few commands of Jesus, lived out by Jesus, that guide me as I think about voting: