Activating believers to pray, engage, vote

Activating believers to pray, engage, vote

Activating believers to pray, engage, vote

A Texas-based group that exists to awaken, motivate, educate, and empower ordinary believers in Jesus Christ is encouraging churches and their members to take Jesus to the ballot box next week.

Bunni Pounds says her love for Jesus and desire to spread the gospel compelled her to use her political knowledge as a former congressional candidate and campaign experience as a political consultant to form Christians Engaged.

She tells AFN her organization does not tell people for whom to vote.

Pounds, Bunni (Christians Engaged) Pounds

"We encourage them to vote biblical values. We do not endorse candidates or political parties. We're non-partisan," Pounds asserts. "We believe that Christians should be involved in all spaces of influence. We teach Christians how to get involved in political parties, how to advocate for legislation."

As for whether Christians should be involved in politics, she points out that the Matthew 5 talks about believers being salt and light, and Matthew 28 instructs Christians to go into all the world and preach the gospel, discipling the nations.

"We so often have a very small view of what that is," Pounds submits. "I like to remind pastors that they're sending teachers into public schools, they're sending businessmen and businesswomen into their board rooms, and they encourage them to take Jesus into those places. So much more, we need to be activating people to go into government and the political spaces as believers."

So when Christians stay home and do not vote for candidates with biblical values, the policies that are handed down are far from Jesus' standards.