June 2009  
Volume 3, Issue 6
Yahweh's Assembly
in Yahshua

“...we are ambassadors

for Messiah, since Elohim
is making
his appeal
through us; we entreat
you on behalf of

Messiah, be reconciled

to Elohim.”


—2 Cor. 5:20 NRSV



Voting for Political Members

This is a question that is quite often asked. “Is it Scripturally correct to cast votes in government elections?”

     There is nothing in Scripture to imply that it would be a sin to do so. First we must understand there are questions we should be able to answer clearly ourselves, before we dare place our mark.

     We are told Yahweh establishes kingdoms, and He also breaks them down, at His Will. Yahweh ordained the line of kings and priests. Mankind, in the early days, had nothing to do with any of those lines. Yet mankind has taken these things into his hands. Throughout history so many of those kings and priests corrupted themselves. (Hosea 8:1-4) This, as we are told, Yahweh will sort out in His Perfect Time!  (Malachi 3:2-3)

     The prophets, and the apostles, were men called out by Yahweh. The people did not vote them into office. (Luke 1:70, and  Acts 1:2)

     Israel was instructed to select “wise” men “with the Spirit” out of the multitude of the people to be servants in the ministry. There was no record of any voting taking place. They had to prove themselves and earn that position. (Exodus 28:3) Israel’s judges were selected the same way!

     We do not read of Yahshua Messiah ever establishing a political party, or commanding His followers to vote for Him!