The elections in the United States of America are approaching and the religious group Jehovah’s Witnesses has chosen not to vote, since they think that Jesus would not either, as confirmed by one of its representatives, Robert Hendriks, through an interview in The San Diego Union.
They say that voting does not have any problem, but voting for a political candidate or political issue would be a problem. He also noted that Jehovah’s Witnesses do not swear allegiance to a national icon.
55-year-old Hendriks also said that if they elect a political candidate, it would nullify their faith and they would show that they are not following Jesus, as well as opposing their fellow practitioners of their faith.
On the contrary, other Christians claim that Jesus himself has already covered the act of choosing when He used the expression “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” according to Matthew 22:21.
Others use the following biblical verse to claim that Christians should not get involved with the political system:
When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
John 6:15 (KJV)
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