501(c)(3) Nonprofit Religious Organization, Tim Greenwood Ministries
cannot legally endorse any political party or candidate. I can’t tell you who to vote for, so rather
than do that I will just describe the method by which Marcia and I select whom
we vote for.
First understand that when you vote for a candidate, you
are entering into a covenant with him or her.
What this means to us is that we are partnering with them.
That to an extent should mean that we stand
for what they stand for.
Our system is really pretty
We ask the question, “Which
issues are the most important to God?”
Going by the leading of the Holy Spirit, we believe that God is
primarily concerned with the moral issues of today.
So we look at that first.
And the issue that seems to have the greatest moral implication today is
that of abortion.
So, using the internet, we do
some research as to what the candidates ‘believe in’ based upon how they have
voted and what they have said in press releases.
This issue usually eliminates so many candidates that we rarely
have to go much further than this.
After this elimination process we
had our voting list.
Now there were some county and
local candidates that we just could not find information on.
In those cases we just looked at the stance
of their political party on the above issues.
If we still needed to
‘thin the heard’ so to speak, then we would just go on to the next most
important moral issue.
Also, the best advice that I
could give anyone concerning voting is “Never vote the money!”
If one studies the economy over time, they
will see that party politics really have absolutely nothing to do with the rise
and fall of the economy.
The economy just flows in fairly
predictable 8 to 12 year cycles that follow the principals of sowing and reaping, blessing
and cursing. When it’s good both
parties try to take credit for it, and when it’s bad they try to blame each
other for it.
The only time we ever
vote the money is when that IS the only issue – such as voting on bond issues.
Well that may seem a little
simplistic to some of you but it works for us and I believe it helps us to
vote, as God would have us vote for our benefit as well as the benefit of our
Right now we as Christians have an extremely rare
opportunity to effect positive meaningful changes in our nation.
If we don’t vote, we are abdicating control
of our freedoms into the hands of those that actually see us as a threat to
their secular-humanist agenda.
It is my hope that this has been a help to you or at
least an insight into another way to look at voting.