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Voice of the people

Oct. 24, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

God's Word tells you how to vote

Queen Esther's cousin Mordecai asked, "Who knows whether you are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" (Esther 2:5-7; 4:12-14) As the November election approaches, each American asks himself the same question.

The election gives God's followers an opportunity to stand up for God's principles, and assist in turning the nation back toward Him and His principles. God says He hates hands that shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:16,17); God's followers will not vote for the candidate who supports abortion and infanticide. God says marriage is the union of male and female (Matthew 19:4-6); God's followers will not vote for the candidate who supports same sex "marriage." God says one who will not work shall not eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10); God's followers will not vote for the candidate who increases dependency on government handouts. God encouraged Elijah by revealing the number of people who had remained true to God (1 Kings 19:18).

Today we can be sure He knows the number of Americans who have remained true to Him, and He will be observing the vote cast by each of us. Are you on God's side?

Alice May Lasseter

Gallipolis, Ohio

Wise up and get new leaders now

I can remember a bumper sticker two presidential elections ago that said "W in 2004." For the past year, the thought has occurred to me that we need another bumper sticker, "W in 2012," as in "Wise Up" or "Wake Up."

When our leaders ignore Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and keep handing out money to nations that promote terrorism, want to wipe Israel off the map, and whose citizens kill our people, they should be replaced.

When other nations think they can destroy Israel -- which God won't let happen -- they are also out to get us. We're next on their lists!

Please wise up! Please wake up! God has given us this great country. Don't leave leaders in power who will let it be destroyed!

Sue Ann Withers

Huntington

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