Morals Matter Character Counts
A Survey to Aid in the Selection of Governing Representatives
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What our country needs in its leaders and legislators
Rev. S. W. Foljame
Selecting Those Who Will Represent You
In evaluating and selecting the candidates for public office, we should consider their character and their morals as well as their position on the issues.
NOW is the political mating season. The birds of politics wander from stump to stump, preening their feathers, dragging their tales behind them. How should we choose those individuals who would represent us in the halls and offices of government? In His written word, The Lord God set forth certain basic requirements - minimum standards - for those who would seek or hold public office.
The attributes were set forth in those early days when The Sovereign Lord God ordained and activated civil government. They were also set forth in the New Covenant as criteria regarding those who should hold office in church government. His standards are eternal; they should be our standards now: they provide a measuring rod Christians should employ as we consider the candidates and select those who will represent us in government today.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being best), how does the candidate rate based on these criteria?
Choose you this day: Who would best honor The Lord?
And ye, O peoples, to whom God gave the liberty
John Calvin, Commentary on Samuel
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