GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel, releases the following statement urging Christians to register to vote in Georgia before the October 9 deadline:
“More than 200 years ago, another generation of followers of Christ fought and died for every American’s right to vote for the leaders of their government. It’s a hallmark of our history — the cornerstone of our form of government and way of life. Any Christian that neglects to vote is choosing to make light of the sacrifice that was made by other Christians to preserve our God-given right to live as free people.
“Christians are known to often be the first to respond in the aftermath of a hurricane, earthquake, and other tragic situations. So just as Christians are known for being on the front lines when disaster strikes, they also ought to be known for being at the front of the line when it’s time to make a choice, when the polls open and it’s time to vote.
“Let me be clear about my conviction: Voting is a moral obligation for Christians. It sets an example for others that we value the righteous cause of our Judeo-Christian founders and it shows that we care about our neighbors and about our future.
For more information on how to register to vote, My Faith Votes has provided a user-friendly link to help individuals register all across the U.S. Click here to get started today.
Pastor Jentezen Franklin is the Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, a multi campus church. Each week his television program Kingdom Connection is broadcast on major networks all over the world. A New York Times best-selling author, Jentezen has written eight books including his latest, Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt.