Jim Caviezel, the actor who played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s Passion flick is encouraging evangelicals to get out and vote. He reminds Christians that George Bush agrees with Christian values but doesn’t actually endorse him. A new concert series, Redeem the Vote, with Christian rock bands is set to rival MTV’s Rock the Vote. Focus on the Family is also pushing big time to get Christians to vote.
In a quote from an article addressing these groups, James Dobson says:
“We have sat here, many of us for 35 years, while the family has been battered and bruised and broken, But I’m telling you, now’s the time to say, ‘Enough is enough.’ “
Ok, here’s my problem with that. The answer isn’t in a politician! In order to restore the family seems to me some teaching from God’s word would be the place to start, not voting. I guess it just bothers me that people assume government is the way to go to fix our problems. I don’t like that one bit. The government’s job is to stay out of the way and punish evil, not make people be good. The only way to do good is to live by faith, not voting. I wish our resources and time were used to proclaim Christ rather than march for a politician.