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Reply To: Have you ever consciously or subconsciously used your faith to examine foreign policy? Was it harmful or helpful? Please elaborate.

Samuel Lowry

Besides the fact that I have not paid much attention to foreign policy, I would say that my faith takes precedence when I vote or have an opinion of any policy, beyond that of foreign policy. My faith, my personal relationship with Christ, calls me to have Him as the center of my life and to base decisions on His Word. The Bible provides so much guidance on how we are to live life in pretty much every asset including how we are to engage our neighbors and those of various nations. Using my faith as my lens is always helpful to me, regardless of the pushback that I may receive from people who have a varying belief or are atheist. At the end of the day, I am to be a steward of what God has given me. I was given the right to vote, and I my vote should go towards the policy that is in alignment with biblical principles. And, more so, if there is not a policy that is in alignment, I should use the freedom of speech to voice my concerns and gather around others to push for what is right and what will honor God.