Your Biblical Duty to Vote


Your Biblical Duty to Vote
As responsible citizens, Christians must strive to honour God in all areas of life (Matthew 5:14-20). We are to oppose evil (Isaiah 59) and work for righteousness. Christians therefore have a Biblical duty to vote.

“Select capable men from all the people - men who fear God; trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain - and appoint them as officials...” Exodus 18:21

Does your one vote really count?
When you do not vote, by default you cast your vote against the person or proposal you would prefer. When you do not vote, that vote is one less the opposition has to overcome, thus your "no vote" is a vote for anti-Christian policies.

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” Proverbs 14:34

70% of South Africans confess that they believe in God and see themselves as Christians. In 2009, the ANC got 66% and the other parties 34% of the votes. Only 18 million people of the 30 million eligible voters voted. This means that the Christians who did not vote and those who voted for the ANC allowed the pro-abortion, pro-pornography, anti-family ANC to prevail!

“Who will rise up for Me against the wicked? Who will make a stand for Me against the workers of iniquity?” Psalm 94:16


The South African Biblical Issues Voters’ Guide aims to inform Christians about how the different political parties have voted on legislation that affects pro-life, pro-family, and free enterprise issues.

 The 2014 Voters’ Guide is downloadable from in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.

Register to Vote!

 SMS your ID number to 34139 or go to to check whether you are registered.

If you registered to vote in the last election and have not moved to a different residential address, then you do not need to register again for these national elections.

Where do I register to vote? See

You may apply to register only for the voting district in which you are ordinarily resident. Where you are “ordinarily resident” is defined as the home or place where you live, or to which you regularly return after any temporary period of absence.

 “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before Me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it…” Ezekiel 22:30


“Now choose life so that you and your children may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19.


Make your vote count!


See also:

God and Government articles

God, Government and the Ten Commandments

Biblical Principles for Using Your Vote

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