This is the text of an email I received on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. It is posted with permission of iVoterGuide. It does reflect my considered view. I hope it will be an encouragement to others of a similar point of view. If you would like to know more about iVoterGuide, follow the link in the article.
|Tomorrow’s inauguration may be difficult for you. But if you look to God, and to the facts, there is great reason for hope that I want to share. |
We are called upon to pray “for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:2). And certainly, we must pray for the earthly rulers He has allowed—the president, Congress, state leaders, local leaders, and judges.
Still, I know you will be thinking of the rule of law, which is being undermined by efforts to defund the police. You will be thinking of the unborn babies. You will be thinking of the freedom of Christians to express their beliefs and avoid “cancel culture. ”
You may find yourself, like David, also praying, “Out of the depths I have cried to You, LORD. Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the sound of my pleadings” (Psalm 130:1-2). That is a fantastic prayer for this time.
Yet when we rise from our knees, we have God’s work to do. And we have great reason to believe we can turn the tide in the realm of electoral politics. Here is why I am encouraged:
All is not lost.
Consider the U.S. House of Representatives. “Experts” across the media predicted that conservatives would badly lose seats in that Nancy Pelosi-led body. Instead, conservatives won—big—and are now only a handful of seats away from retaking the House in 2022.
And if that happens, the radical Left agenda will be hamstrung. In fact, until then, having an almost evenly divided House will be an obstacle for the Left.
Consider also the state legislatures. On November 3, conservative candidates had a virtually perfect night, holding a firm majority in most states. Such sweeping victories mean there is state-level power to resist totalitarian impulses of the Washington D.C. Left. These victories also mean conservatives in those legislatures will dominate the once-in-a-decade redrawing of U.S. House districts.
That will help them retake the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022 and expand their majority in 2024.
There are more than enough potential Christian,
conservative voters to overcome the obstacles
in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 elections.
A study of the election results by George Barna, a renowned market researcher, found that conservative Christians are a growing force in elections—especially when they are reached with clear facts about candidates. When they are informed, they not only vote . . . they vote according to biblical values.
The success in reaching and mobilizing such voters is just beginning. This is iVoterGuide’s mission. And there are other voting blocs outside this one that have a high potential to increase the number of conservative voters.
We’re seeing historic motivation for
a fresh surge of these new Christian and conservative voters.
Yes, there will be challenges. Some conservatives are conflicted about party loyalties right now. We’re seeing censorship like never before. The danger of giving voting rights to illegal immigrants is real.
Yet the pool of pro-life, pro-family, pro-freedom voters is numerically greater still, and they are motivated by the successes of the U.S. House elections and by the shock of what happened regarding the presidential election.
Early indicators are that more—not fewer—will be active.
The question: how do we rally this force of Christian and conservative voters most effectively? The answer: providing the TRUTH they need to vote their conservative values!
We aim to build on the successes of 2020 victories in the U.S. House and state legislatures with expanded coverage, including select local races like school boards or municipal races. We intend to stop the Left from stealing our freedoms and suppressing our values.
The media fiction is that the Left won big in November and that the country is behind them.
The political reality is that the radical Left is on thin ice and will likely stumble.
Don’t assume. Don’t let God find you idle. Invest in those things that shine light on the darkness—including in the realms of policy, government, and politics. Above all, we must keep the doors of religious freedom open for the gospel.
iVoterGuide gives you that opportunity! Please see how iVoterGuide researches candidates and gives voters the information they need. This is so important to religious freedom, the sanctity of the family, and the sanctity of life—and keeping your way of life.
|For our future,|