James H. Cagle
The Bible (KJV) says, “Shall even he that hateth right govern?” (Job 34: 17).
The question being asked is, should someone that hates what’s right, best, and good for a people, country, and nation be allowed the opportunity to govern those people and that country?
To qualify as someone who could rule over men, David said, “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God” (2 Sam. 23: 3). So, to qualify as someone who could run for office, one must at least acknowledge the existence of God and show respect, reverence, and honor for Him. This would immediately rule out the atheist, and the Democrats who are building their political platform on the socialist agenda, and have refused to acknowledge God. Communist country’s are governed by despots who are atheist and hate the right.
Psalm 14 and 53 tell us that the atheist who denies the existence of God is a fool. And then goes on to point out how this atheism relaxes moral restrains and then ensues corruption.
Being religious isn’t a qualifier for a political office. Satan is religious. A person to qualify must demonstrate in their public life that they acknowledge the existence of God and live in such a way that shows they know they’ll answer to Him on Judgment Day.
But then what is “right?” It’s obvious that right cannot be wrong. And what is wrong? Right is what is right with God and is what Jesus would do. Wrong is the very opposite of right.
The battle is between what’s right and what’s wrong, between good and evil. Evil will gain the upper hand when people who love the wrong and hate the right and good are put into positions of governance. “When the righteous are in authority, the people (all the people, all political parties) rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” (Pro. 29: 2). And, “By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked” (Pro. 11: 11).
If we the people elect the wrong person, one who hates what is right, then we will be willingly and knowingly subjecting ourselves to the rule of one who will not do right by us or by God. When we the people and our politicians do right we live with the hope that God will bless the right.
The reason there is such corruption in politics is, we the people, have lowered the bar for those running for office. Those running for political office should be held to a higher standard than they are, and when they violate that standard they should be removed from office.
We’re voting right when we vote for the one who loves what’s right. We’re voting wrong when we vote for the one who hates what’s right.
And we must remember that our vote is a choice that has consequences for good or evil.