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God vs. the Majority

By Justin Johnson

Voting is not a good way to make right choices. The line goes that if enough people agree then somehow the choice is justified. But haven’t we all heard the rumor that the majority is not always right?

Instead of making choices by majority vote, it would be better to make intelligent choices by the Word of truth, Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery. After all, the majority has a bad history for being wrong.

God gave man a choice in the garden when Adam chose to rebel and suffered death. Later all but eight chose to ignore the warnings of Noah and died in a worldwide flood. The whole earth with one voice disobeyed God at the tower of Babel, and later God separated only one man and his family from the idolatrous world.

The majority of God’s nation Israel would eventually provoke God’s anger in rebellion. Only a faithful remnant can be counted in most of Israel’s history.

When the Messiah came to earth it was the “little” flock that received the kingdom and the “few” that followed the Lord.

Jesus said, “…broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: ” – Mat 7:13

The fickle crowds who once praised Jesus cast a vote of no confidence in him as they yelled for crucifixion. Yet God forgave them.

But then the leaders of the nation stoned Stephen and rejected the Holy Ghost.

Even so, God revealed to Paul the great mystery which turned the rejection at the crucifixion into the crowing achievement of God. Christ’s death paid the sins of humanity. Yet even this glorious message was refused by the majority as Paul recounts:

“…that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me;…” – 2 Tim 1:15

At no time in history have Bible believing soul-saved Christians been a majority. Though many carry the banner of Christ, the majority deny him by their actions and beliefs.

The old saying goes that God and you make a majority. This reminds me of Romans 3:4:

“…let God be true, but every man a liar;… ” – Romans 3:4

Sound doctrine is not subject to majority vote. We prayerfully glean it from God’s word rightly divided through diligent study and application. The kingdom of God is not a democracy and the Body of Christ cannot impeach its head.

The surest way to change the direction of our country is not by the ballot but with the Bible. When more people serve the Lord Jesus Christ in truth then we will see real change in the very souls of men.

One day the Lord will return and we will truly have world peace, global prosperity, and an end to social injustice. But he will come first to judge a world filled with sin. As long as sin reigns in the heart of our candidates we will be faced with voting the lesser of evils.  The outcome will always be a reflection of the spiritual condition of our country.

We are appointed as ambassadors to represent God and his message of reconciliation to a majority that long ago voted him out of this world.

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Published: November 4, 2008
Last Modified: May 4, 2016
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