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Last call for values voters

Russ Jones,Charlie Butts   (OneNewsNow.com) Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pastors have just one more Sunday to encourage their congregations to vote their values -- and a Republican congressman is imploring those pastors to discuss the election's implications for Israel.

Rohrer, Sam (PPN)Sam Rohrer of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PNN) says next week's election will be a turning point for the nation, one direction or another.

"We believe that it's absolutely of critical importance that pastors in the pulpits who hold the authority of Scripture stand up and lead their people forward in understanding the importance not just of this election at hand, but certainly the application of biblical principles to all aspects of life and cultural issues," Rohrer comments. "They are in a key role for such a time as this."

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103012Rohrer explains it is not a matter of encouraging people to vote Democrat or Republican.

"This is absolutely a matter of voting biblical values, voting those values and that sense of right and wrong according to the biblical perspective as the only way that is going to maintain our liberty and the freedom that God has blessed us with in this country," the PNN president offers.

Pastors are not leading the charge alone, as many church members are asking their pastors to speak out on what the Bible says about the issues. Rohrer adds that the threat of a church losing tax-exempt status is empty, because the Internal Revenue Service has made no effort to silence pastors.

The Pennsylvania Pastors Network is a project of Let Freedom Ring, Inc., a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.

America's most trusted ally: Israel

Representative Trent Franks (R-Arizona) has produced a video imploring Christian pastors to counsel their flocks about what at stake in the upcoming election -- not only for America but also for Israel. The four-term congressman says depending on the outcome of the presidential election, the results could have profound impact on Israel.

In the video -- filmed on the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem -- Franks describes Israel as "America's most vital and trusted ally on Earth." He fears if Barack Obama is re-elected, the Jewish nation could face an increased Iranian nuclear threat.

"We as Americans understand that America's indigenous support for Israel is not up for debate," he says. "But unfortunately our present leadership in the White House has really stepped back from our traditional, intense support for Israel to the extent that I really fear that if Mr. Obama is re-elected that Israel's challenges are going to be multiplied."

Out of 60 million evangelical Christians, registration records reveal only 15 million evangelicals voted in 2000. Some 24 million evangelicals -- roughly 40 percent of that voting bloc -- are not registered to vote. Franks addresses that issue.

"For Christians, it seems like it's an especially egregious irresponsibility not to vote when we have such a significant voting bloc," says the Arizona lawmaker. "When pastors who lead the Christian community don't emphasize the importance of our vote and the importance of us doing the things necessary to make that Israel doesn't stand alone in the world, then I feel like somebody's got to say something to them."

Franks urges Christian citizens to recognize that the people of Israel and the nation of Israel are the object of a sacred covenant from God himself.


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