YOUR VOTE: A faith-based platform to help inform your decision

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October 09, 2020 By Duke Jonietz, Co-Publisher

Vote your conscience.
What does that really mean?


The Beacon would like to help equip you for the upcoming election. We will be doing a series of articles over the next few weeks to be sure you know everything you need to in order to cast your ballot with your faith in mind.

This first article will focus on a Christian platform developed by local pastor, Art Gonzales.

Pastor Art believes with all his heart that those who read the Bible should also follow their conscience when it comes to voting in elections. But what does it really mean to vote your conscience?

To help answer this important question, The Faith Based Platform for San Antonio Voters was created after months of writing a Bible study for people in his church. It has been endorsed by multiple pastors and spiritual leaders across our community. The final document is a summary of a lifetime of thought and hours of focused study. 

Gonzales urges Christians to cast their ballot, making it a high priority even if the candidates dont seem stellar at first glance.

Jesus isnt running for office this year,” he said. So, youve got to look for the individual who is willing to work with the Christian community—who is willing to talk to us. Theyre not all perfect.”

If we dont vote, the wisdom of Proverbs 29:2 comes all too close to home.

When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.”

Voting your conscience this year means lining up with scripture. The Faith Based Platform for San Antonio Voters is meant to equip you to do just that.

Voter Guide 2020
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Next week, we will be giving an overview of both the Democratic and Republican platforms. When decisions are made by anyone in office, these decisions reflect the party platform, so knowing and understanding each is extremely important. Stay tuned!

Written by

Duke Jonietz, Co-Publisher

Duke Jonietz has served in ministry in San Antonio for over 25 years. He has a big heart for our community and a vision to see city-wide transformation. He is the Co-Publisher of The Beacon.


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