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Pastor John Chowning on the Election

From Senior Pastor John Chowning
In his message to parishioners and friends of Saloma Baptist Church

You are encouraged to exercise this very basic and important right and responsibility to cast your ballot for the candidates of your choice. It is most appropriate to be influenced by your Christian values and beliefs in making your choices. Make informed choices on the candidate selections and issues on the ballot.

And when the election is over and the votes are counted, it is time to move forward as our elected officials address and deal with the myriad issues we face.

Regardless of whether our candidate(s) wins or loses, we are called to pray for our leaders and raise them up to God in intercession. And it is critical that we as Christians engage in civil and constructive discourse when we disagree with the policies of our leaders.

Violence is not an acceptable response to political disagreement. Let's be in prayer as we move forward in our community, state, and nation.

May we as believers in Jesus Christ set forth the standard of mercy, grace, love, and humility while standing firmly "in the gap" for the truth and values of Him whom we follow as Savior and Lord.

This story was posted on 2022-11-08 07:50:13
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