The polling booths open in less than 24 hours. As you consider how to vote, please remember the biblical vision of what makes for a peaceful and prosperous society and to value God’s wisdom over that of any political leader. Please also continue to cry out to the living and life-giving God that He might have mercy on this country and raise up godly leaders.
As the campaigns come to a close, we continue to underline the vital importance of three key areas. We do so not because they are the only issues of interest to Christians but because they are fundamental to the very foundation and fabric of our society and because they are currently under relentless attack. The ‘litmus tests’ of the future shape of the society that we and our children will inhabit are:
The protection of the most vulnerable in society—especially those at the earliest (unborn) and final stages of this life. (Christians make an enormous and positive contribution to serving the needs of the marginalised. We long to see justice for all and our concern for arguably the most vulnerable—the unborn and those nearing death—naturally flows from this).
The promotion of the family, biblically and traditionally understood, as the basic building block of a healthy society.
The proclamation of Jesus Christ as the only ultimate hope for our nation.
Despite the fact there are many wonderful politicians doing great work within each of the biggest political parties none of the parties now publicly support the biblical position on all three of these issues. This makes voting decisions harder and underlines the importance of voting in light of the commitments of the particular candidates in your constituency.
The issues at stake are so significant, that we believe that candidates’ positions on them outweighs other considerations—whether party loyalty or sympathy on matters such as economic, environmental or foreign policy.
Please use the following resources to find out more about your candidates. Please continue to probe them and let us have any information that would be of interest to other Christian voters.
- Watch the mini-documentary and read the resources available from the ‘Guide to the Issues’ section of the Christians and Candidates website.
- View details of your candidates and any information that has been supplied by Christians at the ‘Candidate Profiles’ section of the Christians and Candidates website.
- Visit the Westminster 2010 site where a list of ‘preferred candidates’ for 250 marginal seats has just been published.
- Watch the highlights from the national hustings event hosted by Christians and Candidates.
Please continue to probe your candidates and let us have any information that would be of interest to other Christian voters.
Please pray that Jesus Christ would be honoured in our land—for the glory of God and the good of all people.