Many voters—even during this year’s crucial Presidential election—may simply choose a name, not realizing that they are potentially altering the course of history with their vote.
That’s why, says PPN President, Sam Rohrer, it’s imperative that Christians not only vote, but vote biblically during the upcoming Pennsylvania primary on April 26.
“Voting truly does have a lifetime of accountability,” Rohrer said. “The faithful cannot simply choose a name on a whim or go along with what the polls are dictating. Rather, voting must be a carefully considered, prayerful and serious decision. Our prayer is that every Christian will base their voting decisions on biblical wisdom for this election and let the Lord lead their choices.”
Decades ago, Rohrer created his “Voting Integrity Checklist,” a series of questions voters can ask themselves when considering certain issues. Personally, he used the list to guide him when voting for issues when he served as a state legislator for nearly 20 years. View the “Voting Integrity Checklist” video series online: Part I, Part II and Part III.
VOTING INTEGRITY CHECKLIST:
- Is it moral?
- Is it constitutional?
- Does it preserve individual freedom and responsibility (vs. strengthening government control)?
- Does it preserve and strengthen the traditional family?
- Is it in the best interest of the general public (vs. only special interests)?
- Is it necessary?
- Should it be done on the federal level?
- Is this an effective and efficient way to do it?
- Do we have the money to pay for it?
Rohrer’s “Voting Integrity Checklist” stemmed from his teenage years, when a pastor shared with him a five-point checklist for making tough decisions. Rohrer carried and used that checklist through high school and college, through 15 years in business, and onto the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he modified it to meet the demands of legislative votes.
Of the crucial upcoming election, Gary Dull, PPN executive director and vice president, added, “As the important Pennsylvania primary approaches, we hope that our state’s pastors will encourage their entire church to get out and vote, as well as equip their congregations to vote biblically—and with a ‘lifetime of accountability’ in mind.”