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How does your faith guide your vote? Dr. Tony Evans asks, “How Should Christians Vote?”

Steve Yount, a senior fellow with the Denison Forum, is a former newspaper editor and public-relations executive working with Christian ministries.

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God isn’t a Democrat or a Republican.

That’s one of the big takeaways from How Should Christians Vote? by Dr. Tony Evans.

First published in 2012, when Democrat Barack Obama faced Republican Mitt Romney in the presidential election, the book is just as timely today, with Republican Donald Trump against Democrat Joe Biden.

And the book’s principles can be applied to any office or proposition on the ballot. “Every voting choice you exercise ought to be for the candidate, platform, party, or policy that will best represent the values of the kingdom of God,” Evans writes.

Since neither party perfectly mirrors the nature of God, Christians will have a choice to make in the voting booth, so we need to be well-grounded in biblical principles and informed on the issues. But because we are all unique people with different life experiences, we won’t all make the same choice. 

Linking God too closely to political parties is to misunderstand his divine nature. As Evans puts it, “God didn’t come to take sides; he came to take over.”

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