Who would have Jesus voted for?
Our country has been blessed by God in the past. Why have we been so blessed? Our country is a fertile ground for the development of the individual. For the most part government has kept their control of our citizens to a minimum. Economically, any individual has the potential for success.
Because we have democracy (republic) and capitalistic society, we also have more opportunities to behave good or bad. You can say that it is easier for God to judge us in America. In other countries where government suppresses the individual, individual choice to behave is also suppressed. The individual growth economically as well as spiritually is stunted.
Lets take an example, of a child that we love. As parents we would like to take care of them forever. But we realize that we must let them go for them to grow as individuals. The child will usually be content to receive support from the parent, but does not realize the loss of individual potential. On a larger scale, this is what some governments do to their people. Socialism and communism reduce the potential of its citizens to grow economically. But you will see as noted below that it will also limit them spiritually.
In our religion, God tells us to get rid of greed, arrogance and self love from our minds. Because of our freedom and opportunities available in this country, these evils are more available to us. But from these evils that fill our hearts, God is able to monitor the progress of our growth spiritually. God is then able to help us sweep these dusts from our hearts.
In summary, countries that control their people try to substitute government for God. Instead of God, the people depend on government. The individual loses growth spiritually. Getting back to the question who Jesus would vote for. I believe that Jesus would have voted for a candidate that believes in less government.
“Evil Sweeping, save us please, Universal Saving God”
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