Sunday - Apr 21, 2019

Democracy and Vote

by Richard Anthony

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself! There never was a democracy that did not commit suicide!” – Samuel Adams.

Democracy is not a scriptural principle for God’s people. Democracy is a deceitful word. Every man believes he has a right in the outcome of the destiny of society. This is a myth. If God directs men to move in a way that’s led by God, then no vote can change the Will of God. The “voter registration” is secular man’s faulty reasoning that he, in and of himself, can save all, if you just give him enough power, more money, more…more…more…and still more. As soon as you put your “X” on that ballot and vote for some politician, you become part of the world, you voted to be ordered around. The politician needs your consent to crack a whip over your head and make you feel like the animal that you have partaken of. You are now part of the zoo of humanity.

When you elect people to tell you how to live and how things should be done, then you give up that authority that the Lord has given you and you put it in the hands of the heathen. You’re choosing to have evil men rule over you rather than Almighty God who created you. When elections come up, people usually choose between “the lesser of two evils.”

They always decide between “the lesser of two evils.” Think about that. We have to remember that there is no such thing as the lesser of two evils. Evil is evil (James 2:10). Therefore, when somebody votes between the lesser of two evils, they are still voting for evil. Period.

Law is not based on a popular vote. It never has been and never can be. Bondmen of Christ cannot vote because that would be violence or force. We are not into using force, you cannot force the Kingdom of God, you cannot force people to love, you cannot force your love on others, you cannot force people to be free, because that requires violence to enforce it. And “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal” (2 Corinthians 10:4).

In the Old Testament, the people “voted” to kill Joshua and Caleb (Numbers 14:10). Right after they voted, God said, “…How long will this people provoke me? …I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them,” (Numbers 14:11-12), but Moses asked for mercy and God pardoned their evil ways. In the New Testament, during the trial of Christ Jesus, Pontius Pilate let the people “vote” between Barabbas and Jesus as to who they wanted set free (Matthew 27:17). The Pharisees whispered lies in the people’s ears so they would vote the way they wanted them to vote. And that’s the same thing that’s going on today with voting; it’s all manipulated by those who have the power to sway people. This “voting privilege” crucified our Lord!

Another example is in 1 Samuel 8. God’s people were ruled directly by God at this time, but the people “voted” to be ruled by a human king instead of God, just like the heathen nations (1 Samuel 8:4-5,20). Right after they “voted”, “the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them” (1 Samuel 8:7). Israel was now a democracy, and their voting privilege kicked God out of their country.

There is a tendency on the part of many to assume that if the vast majority of Christians hold a certain belief, then it must be right. Not necessarily so. Truth is not determined by majority vote, but by the Word itself. God’s people should not look to “democratic principles” for Truth, but to God.

Democracy: “That form of government where the people rule. But the multitude cannot actually rule: An unorganic democracy…naturally becomes a one-man government. The basis of the democracy is equality…but equality itself is no guarantee for liberty, nor does equality constitute liberty. Absolute democracy existed in antiquity and the middle ages: they have never endured for any length of time. And absolute democracy is anything rather than a convertible term for liberty.” Bouvier’s Law Dictionary , 1914.

The following definition is taken from a 156 page book officially compiled and issued by the U.S. War Department on November 30, 1928, setting forth the truthful definition of Democracy. This definition was published by the authority of the United States Government. This precise and scholarly definition of Democracy is carefully considered as a proper guide for U.S. soldiers and U.S. citizens by the Chief of Staff of the United States Army. This definition takes precedence over any “definition” that may be found in the present commercial dictionaries which have suffered periodical modification to please the powers in office.

Democracy: “A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of direct expression. Results in mobacracy. Attitude toward property is communistic, negating property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate whether it be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequence. Results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy. Democracy is the direct rule of the people and has been repeatedly tried without success.” Citizenship, Training Manual No. 2000-25, War Department, Washington, November 30, 1928, prepared under direction of the Chief of Staff, [A.G. 014.33 (4-28-28).], By order of the Secretary of War: Official: Lutzwahl, Major General, The Adjutant General, C.P. Summerall, Major General, Chief of Staff.