From careful study of the Bible a student will derive a whole host of social and political standards and opinions with one unifying theme. That is; God is to be obeyed in all circumstances and man is not to be trusted with power under any circumstance.
Knowing this, the power-hungry politician will always view the Bible and those who read it as his enemies even while trying to court Christian voters through lip-service.
Many politicians will not even pay lip-service to the Bible and openly declare themselves to be enemies of Christ being outwardly hostile to the Bible and Christianity.
A politician’s party label does not tell us much since politicians lie continually about their beliefs.
Even social conservatives are openly hostile to the authority of the Bible when it crosses their particular pet-sin or pork barrel project.
Even they who appreciate the Bible as being a guide for personal conduct seldom view the Bible as a book that God demands all nations to obey.
Most politicians resist any effort to derive public policy and law from the Bible.
Politicians will usually avoid speaking directly about specific Bible doctrines and usually deny that faith in Christ is the only way to heaven.
When the question is put directly to them about the authority of God’s word politicians will try to weasel out of answering by referring to their personal beliefs rather than declaring God’s word as universal truth.
They do this by affixing to their following statement one or more diminishing phrases such as, “My belief… my faith… I’ve always been taught… my Bible tells me… my religion teaches… for me what matters is…,” etc.
They will usually avoid declarative statements such as “The Bible says… God said… Jesus Christ said… God commands us…,” etc.
Even if we give those politicians the benefit of the doubt and say that they are sincere in their personal beliefs they are cowards being ashamed of the gospel of Christ. (Romans 1:16)
They won’t take the chance of losing an election for the sake of Christ fearing the media will attack them as “extremists” or “fanatics.”
The promises God gave us are always in an affirmative and declarative voice.
This is what God was referring to in 2 Corinthians 1:20 when his word said, “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”
God never said, “I guess so… I think so… I believe that…,” so we should not believe a person falsely claiming to be a Christian who uses that vain language.
When politicians vote they are not allowed to say “I guess so… I believe so… I think we ought to.”
Politicians must cast either a yea or nay so when asking questions about their beliefs we must force them to publicly say yea or nay to Christ and the Bible!
Voting present is not an option.