Christian & the ballot 17 mar 2013

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The Christian & the Ballot, Sunday Sermon by Jory Leomng @ SSMC on 17 Mar 2013

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Christian & the ballot 17 mar 2013

  1. 1. Christian & the Ballot
  2. 2. Christian & the Ballot1. WHY should we vote?2. WHO should we vote for?3. WHAT should we do?
  3. 3. WHY should we vote ?1. We are Dual CitizensChristians are citizens of 2 kingdoms• Kingdom of God (Phil 3:20)Phil 3:20 (NLT)“But we are citizens of heaven, where theLord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerlywaiting for him to return as our Saviour.”
  4. 4. WHY should we vote ?1. We are Dual CitizensChristians are citizens of 2 kingdoms• Kingdom of God (Phil 3:20)• Earthly nation (Luke 20:25, Rom 13:1-3)Luke 20:25 (NIV)“He said to them, “Then give back to Caesarwhat is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”
  5. 5. WHY should we vote ?1. We are Dual CitizensChristians are citizens of 2 kingdoms• Kingdom of God (Phil 3:20)• Earthly nation (Luke 20:25, Rom 13:1-3)Romans 13:1-3 (The Message) “…Be a goodcitizen. All governments are under God.Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’sorder. So live responsibly as a citizen. ….”
  6. 6. WHY should we vote ?1. We are Dual Citizens2. We are Salt & Light
  7. 7. “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses itssaltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is nolonger good for anything except to be thrown outand trampled by men.You are the light of the world.A city on a hill cannot be hidden. ….let your lightshine before men, that they may see your good deedsand praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-16
  8. 8. "The function of salt is largely negative: itprevents decay. The function of light is positive:it illumines the darkness. So Jesus calls hisdisciples to exert a double influence on thesecular community, a negative influence byarresting its decay and a positive influence bybringing light into darkness. For it is one thing tostop the spread of evil; it is another to promotethe spread of truth, beauty and goodness.”
  9. 9. Romans 13:4“For the one inauthority isGod’s servantfor yourgood…”
  10. 10. WHY should we vote ?1. We are Dual Citizens2. We are Salt & Light3. We are Praying
  11. 11. 1 Timothy 2:1-2“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions,prayers, intercession and thanksgiving bemade for all people - for kings and allthose in authority, that we may livepeaceful and quiet lives in all godlinessand holiness.”
  12. 12. WHY should we vote ?1. We are Dual Citizens2. We are Salt & Light3. We are Praying
  13. 13. WHO should we vote for ? 1 Timothy 2:1-2 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
  14. 14. WHO should we vote for ? Can we vote for non-Christians? King Cyrus of Persia (2 Chron 36:22-23; Ezra 1:1-2)Pharaoh (Genesis 41:35-57)Hiram, King of Tyre (1 Kings 5:1-12)King Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 2:46-49)
  15. 15. “We must be honest and Al Mohleracknowledge that there are non-Christians or non-evangelicalswho share far more of ourworldview and policy concernsthan some others who identifyas Christians. The stewardshipof our vote demands that we support thosecandidates who most clearly and consistentlyshare our worldview and combine thesecommitments with the competence to serveboth faithfully and well.”
  16. 16. WHAT should we do ?1. Register
  17. 17. Where to register as voter? Election Commission head office at Putrajaya or at state offices Computerized post offices SPR outreach registration exercises
  18. 18. WHAT should we do ?1. Register2. Check
  19. 19. www.spr.gov.my
  20. 20. WHAT should we do ?1. Register2. Check3. Be informed
  21. 21. WHAT should we do ?1. Register2. Check3. Be informed4. Vote
  22. 22. Malaysian Electorate• Population 29 million• Eligible Voters 16 million• Registered Voters 13.3 million• 75% turnout 10 million
  23. 23. WHAT should we do ?1. Register2. Check3. Be informed4. Vote5. Pray
  24. 24. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 “I urge,then, first of all, thatpetitions, prayers,intercession & thanksgivingbe made for all people - forkings & all those inauthority, that we may livepeaceful & quiet lives in allgodliness & holiness.” • Free & Fair Elections • Peace & Harmony • God’s will to prevail
  25. 25. Christian & the BallotWHY should we vote?Dual Citizens, Salt & Light, PrayingWHO should we vote for?Values consistent with the BibleWHAT should we do?Register, Check, Be Informed,Vote, Pray
  26. 26. "At this solemn moment therefore, I call uponyou all to dedicate yourselves to the service ofthe new Malaya: to work and strive with handand brain to create a new nation, inspired bythe ideals of justice and liberty - a beacon oflight in a disturbed and distracted world."
  27. 27. • Free & Fair Elections• Peace & Harmony• God’s will to prevail

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