Vote God's Will by Frances M McCrory Meservy

Back in the early 80s Fay Fredrick and I were talking about welfare. We heard all the pros and cons about it and were discussing them. Neither of us had any need for welfare so it was not personal to us. I don't think we even knew anyone on it at the time.

We finally decided that our taxes that went to welfare was like a tithe. The tithe was supposed to go to the poor so they would have food and clothing, etc. We were supposed to give as the Lord led us to the church.

On looking it up in scripture, we further found out that the reason Sodom was destroyed was because the city had not taken care of the poor who lived among them.

We tend to think that the churches and others should take care of the poor and needy (Orphans and widows). But God held a whole city accountable. He held the government accountable.

After Fay and I had this conversation and Bible study, I have not had bad feelings about welfare. In fact it makes me sad that others are so down on it.

Yes there are people who abuse it and fraudulently use it; but they are in the minority. They should be caught and put in jail. But the innocent people who need it should not be punished for what the bad people do. That would be an injustice.

We can stand on our moral high ground (anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, and a few other things) and let the country go down the tubes or we can allow God to judge people for their choices and we can do what God wants us to do to save our country.

If you hate someone for their beliefs or opinions or how they vote, then you are already in trouble with God. He and only He has a right to judge someone. We are to love and care for each other no matter what. Heck we are even supposed to love & feed our enemies.

I don't know what God thinks about a lot of things; but I know what He thinks about a city, state or country taking care of the poor.

Because of this, I must vote Democrat.

We are being hit by hurricanes, hit by horrible drought, fires are burning out of control, tornadoes are worse than before and what's not burning is flooding.  There are earthquakes where there have never been any before.  Satan has been unleashed on America.  Wake up America and take care of our poor and needy among us so God can once again bless us.

God bless each of you and God bless America.

Deu 26:12-15 "When you have finished laying aside all the tithe of your increase in the third year; the year of tithing; and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your gates and be filled, "then you shall say before the LORD your God: 'I have removed the holy tithe from my house, and also have given them to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not transgressed Your commandments, nor have I forgotten them. 'I have not eaten any of it when in mourning, nor have I removed any of it for an unclean use, nor given any of it for the dead. I have obeyed the voice of the LORD my God, and have done according to all that You have commanded me.  'Look down from Your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel and the land which You have given us, just as You swore to our fathers, "a land flowing with milk and honey."'

Ezek 16:46-50 Your older sister was Samaria, who lived to the north of you with her daughters; and your younger sister, who lived to the south of you with her daughters, was Sodom. You not only walked in their ways and copied their detestable practices, but in all your ways you soon became more depraved than they. As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done. Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.

Gen 18:20-21 And the LORD said, " Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, "I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know.

1 Cor 5:4-5 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

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