On Tuesday’s Focus on the Family Broadcast, Dr. Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and former Focus board member, encourages all Christians to get out and vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
Dr. Mohler speaks with Focus President Jim Daly about the importance of voting, and how Christians can influence society towards the Common Good.
“It is government’s responsibility to respect and protect unborn life and the institution of marriage,” Mohler said.
“If you are an American citizen, then you are voting one way or the other. God’s given you the stewardship of the vote and if you don’t use it, you’re just strengthening every vote against what you would say you stand for,” he added. “If you’re not voting your convictions, if you just stay out of the process, you’re actually giving additional weight to the votes against your convictions.”
Daly and Mohler also discussed five measure that are on several states’ ballots this fall, including in California, Montana, Kentucky, Michigan and Vermont. You can read the Daily Citizen’s summary of the ballot measures here.
Speaking of the overturning of Roe, and the fight to protect preborn life, Mohler pointed out, “Now we’ve got 50 battles in 50 states.”
“There is big money in abortion. There is huge money by the hundreds of millions of dollars in abortion. And what a tragic reality it is that abortion is a death industry in this country,” Dr. Mohler said.
He then pointed out that if conservatives and Christians turn out to vote, it can make an enormous impact in local, state and federal elections.
“If conservatives and Christians vote, that makes a massive difference,” he said. “Elections aren’t every day, but election days are important days. And it is nothing but unfaithfulness to fail to show up and vote convictions on election day.”
You can listen to the entire broadcast by downloading the episode wherever you listen to podcasts, or by going to www.focusonthefamily.com/shows/broadcast/.
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