A special message for pastors (if you are not a pastor, please share this with your pastor):
Our nation is in trouble, and you as a pastor – like the historic Black-Robed Regiment of patriotic American clergy during the American Revolution – are the first line of defense. Psalm 11:3 reminds us, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” In America, more than any other nation except Israel, our foundations have been Biblical. In fact, our Founding Fathers said that they copied the Declaration of Independence from the Two Treatises of Government, which cites the Scripture over 1,500 times to show the proper operation of civil government.
Our foundations are under attack, and we can’t let them be destroyed on our watch. Thank you for being one of many courageous leaders trying to hold back the moral decay. The 2012 elections could be the most important of our lifetime. The Presidential Primaries begin with the Iowa caucus on January 3, 2012 and conclude with Utah on June 26, 2012. The Primaries this year are earlier than ever before and mean that some voters must be focused on the election even through the Christmas holiday season. For that reason we are calling for two Citizenship Sundays to register voters on December 4 and 11, 2011.
Here’s what you can do:
- Preach about the Biblical basis for Christian citizenship from passages like Matthew 5:13-16 (salt and light), Matthew 22:21 (render to Caesar and to God), Isaiah 33:22 (3 branches of government) or Colossians 3:17 (do all in the name of the Lord Jesus); Exodus 18:21, 2 Samuel 23:3, Proverbs 29:2 (concerning the qualifications for elected officials and our duty to elect them), Luke 19:13 (about our responsibility to be involved until His return), or Psalms 33:12, Proverbs 14:34, and 1 Samuel 2:30b (about maintaining good public policy that honors God).
- Designate a person in your congregation to handle civic concerns such as voter registration and voter guide distribution.
- Forward this email to your designated person so they can read the Tips for Registering Voters in Your Church and be prepared to register voters on December 4 and 11 for Citizenship Sundays.
- Download the 97-second non-partisan Primary voting promo and show it in your church.
- Invite all those in your congregation who are registered to vote to stand to their feet. Hand out Voter Registration Cards to those still sitting.
- Distribute nonpartisan citizen voter guides when they become available in your area. Later you can also access them online at www.christianvoterguide.com (click on your state).
Covering your congregation with factual voter information is vital – as is getting voter guides out to other congregations in your denomination, city, or county. Conducting voter registration and distributing voter guides are two of the simplest legally protected activities for churches. Please share this email with your fellow denominational leaders or other pastors.