Your Five Duties as a Christian Citizen

To learn Biblical reasons to vote, read the short booklet, "Your Five Duties as a Christian Citizen,” by Bill Bright. This free download has been provided through the generosity of the Bright Media Foundation.

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In this election cycle, we have the opportunity to decide who leads our nation. The leaders we elect will determine our future on important issues such as:

  • The definition of marriage
  • The right to life
  • Government vs. private health care
  • The national debt
  • Our religious freedoms

The policies and laws our leaders enact will affect America for decades to come.

As Christians, we want to see good public policies created that reflect biblical values. However, in order to see these kinds of policies enacted, we have to elect principled leaders. And in order to see principled leaders elected, we as Christians must make our voice heard by voting.

But can voting really make a difference?

Absolutely! You see, it's estimated there are over 60 million committed Christians in the US, and only about 30 million of them vote in any given election. So what would happen if the other 30 million Christians voted as well? Would it really change things?

Well, let’s look at the big picture first. In the 2008 elections, the voting margin in Missouri between the two main presidential candidates was a mere 3,903 votes. In that state, there are approximately 102,522 Christians who didn’t register to vote.

In North Carolina, the voting margin between the two candidates was 14,177 votes. Unregistered Christians in that state amount to about 281,212 votes.

In addition, every presidential election in the past 25 years has been won by less than 10 million votes. So what would happen if 30 million newly registered Christians voted in the next election? Not only could it massively impact an election, it could completely change our nation!

What can you do?

Vote! Voters shape the future of our nation. Casting your vote is an incredibly powerful way to make your voice heard and take a stand for righteousness. It is not only one of our great American rights; it’s also our responsibility as Christians. (And we’re not the only ones who think voting is important. We encourage you to check out what Christian leaders are saying about the importance of this election, and read what our founding fathers thought about voting.)

Here are four simple steps to make your vote count:

  1. Check Your Status
    Millions of Americans think they are registered to vote and are surprised to find out that they are not. So even if you think you’re registered, you may want to check just to be sure.

  2. Register to Vote
    If you aren’t registered to vote, we encourage you to go ahead and take that step. If you are registered, but you’ve moved or changed your name, you can also update your registration using our online registration tool.

  3. Spread the Word
    If we each get just one or two of our family members and friends to vote and spread the word (using email, Facebook and Twitter), we’ll get that crucial 10 million extra votes in no time. You can also ask your church to get involved.

Then Vote!

To find your polling place or learn about voting in your state, visit our Elections Info page.

Together, we can elect principled leaders who will return America to its great and godly heritage as “One Nation Under God.”

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It is commonly believed that decisions in America are made by a majority of the people. This is not so. Decisions are made by a majority of those who vote. By one vote, Texas was admitted to the Union; Hitler won leadership of the German Nazi Party; and the U.S. House of Representatives elected Thomas Jefferson as President. Your one vote does make a difference!
From “Your Five Duties as A Christian Citizen” by Campus Crusade for Christ

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