Voting

Dear Friend,

The reason I do not vote is moral (of which more will be said later). However, even if I had followed the course of my father—who rejected ALL religions—I might not have voted for one or more of these reasons:

1. APATHY: Just not interested in politics. After all, even in election years, only about half the people bother to vote, and in off-election years even less.

2. LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. Some fail to vote because they have no idea which candidate will be better for the country, much less if the president dies or is killed. Is the vice president qualified to take over? Often, a vice president is not chosen for his or her qualifications but rather who will best help the candidate to get elected.

3. DO NOT LIKE EITHER CANDIDATE. To some, the idea a voting in a current election is like having a choice to either being shot or hanged. As for voting for someone from the Libertarian party or Green party, the chances of that one winning is 0.0 percent.

4. LACK OF TRUST. Politicians have been known to lie. Some promise lower taxes but after they are elected, taxes are raised. A few appear to be God-fearing family men but it later turns out they are serial philanders.

5. RESPONSIBILITY. Those who consider voting may fear become responsible for what that person eventually does. They do not wish to assume that responsibility.

6. CAUSE FOR DIVISION. For anyone who belongs to a church, there will be a division among the members who belong to a political party. Some who vote for Trump will dislike Biden, and those who vote for Biden will dislike Trump.

7. LOSS OF FREEDOM. Voters may be unable to avoid problems among relatives, friends, and business associates. If one remains neutral, however, that problem will not present itself.

Now to answer your question as to why I do not vote. I am just one of over 8 million persons–scattered all over the globe–who refuse to vote in any nation on the earth. The majority of us were originally Catholics, Protestants, or Jews. We left those religions when we discovered that all of them were following doctrines based on tradition instead of the Bible itself. Consider the following verses:

“If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.” (John 15:19)

“The form of worship that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation, and to keep oneself without spot from the world.“ (James 1:27)

“Adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend of the world is making himself an enemy of God.” (James 4:4)

So the ruler of this world is in opposition to Jesus. Who could this be?

Satan . . . is misleading the entire inhabited earth.”— (Revelation 12:9)

On an occasion when Jesus was “tempted by the Devil,” Jesus did not question Satan’s role as the ruler of this world. The Bible explains what happened: “The Devil took him along to an unusually high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, and he said to him: ‘All these things I will give you if you fall down and do an act of worship to me.’ Then Jesus said to him: ‘Go away, Satan!’”—Matthew 4:1,8-10.

Think about this. Satan tempted Jesus by offering him “all the kingdoms of the world.” Yet would Satan’s offer have been a real temptation if Satan was not actually the ruler of these kingdoms? Of course not. After all, Jesus did not deny that all these worldly governments were Satan’s, which he would have done if Satan did not have power over them. So, then, Satan the Devil really is the unseen ruler of the world. The Bible, in fact, calls him “the god of this system of things.” (2 Corinthians 4:4)

I could say much more, but the above answers the question of why I do not vote. I do not wish to have anything to do with this current world under Satan’s rule.

Warm regards,

Jack Luna

PS: See https://www.jw.org/en/library/videos/#en/mediaitems/StudioTalks/pub-jwb_201903_2_VIDEO