Get ready to vote

Get ready to vote

Get ready to vote

Are you wondering who to vote for in the 2016 Australia Federal election? Here are some links for your own research and consideration.

What About Voting?
What about Voting?

 

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To listen to the whole message called ‘What About Voting?’ download it here or search for ‘The Lakes Church’ in your favourite podcast app.

 

How to Vote

  • Respect politicians and the processes of politics (Romans 13:1, 6-7)
  • Pray for politicians (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
  • Don’t vote out of tradition, but vote carefully (Proverbs 4:5-7)
  • Don’t vote out of self-interest, but vote for others (Proverbs 31:8)
  • Don’t vote for just one value, but vote widely (1 Corinthians 13:12)
  • Vote freely, with conviction from God.

 

Links for your research

Election Guides

Eternity’s Election Guide

Common Grace’s Election Guide

The Australian Christian Lobby

Christian Values Checklist

#ausprays2016 for praying together with others around Australia

Articles

How to vote Christianly by John Dickson

Religion and politics is like ice-cream and manure: they don’t mix by Jarrod McKenna

Why I Won’t Vote Values by Scott J Higgins

Gospel-Shaped Politics by Richard Glover & Michael Allison

Other Resources

Democracy Sausage to find the best sausage sizzle and bake sale at a polling booth near you!

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