Did your pastor tell you to vote?

by | Oct 1, 2019 | Christianity Today | 13 comments

There were a large number of pastors in the room when I asked the audience, “Raise your hand if your child was suspended from school for witnessing or wearing a Christian T-shirt.” Hands went up. Then I asked, “Raise your hand if you were fired from your job for witnessing or because of something Christian you posted on social media.” Again, hands went up. The pastors looked stunned. Many of them had no idea what their congregations have been going through because of persecution from the Left.

I gently prodded the pastors. “This is what your congregation is facing. Are you training them to face this? Better yet, what are you doing to stop this?”

It has been estimated that 75% of the pastors in America have not taken a stand in their pulpits against the Democrat agenda. Think about that. Even after all we have learned about Planned Parenthood selling body parts from aborted babies. Even after Democrats openly promised to give healthcare, a college education, and financial aid to illegal aliens, things not available to American citizens or even military veterans. 

Think about that: With the highest stakes ever—and the Christian vote being essential for the survival of America—3/4s of American pastors have not even spoken to their congregations about getting out and exercising their rights as United States citizens.

Still doubt it?  Ask yourself: Have you heard anything from the pulpit of your church about registering to vote? My guess is that you have not and that 75% may actually be a low estimate

Despite all the warnings, 15 million Christians did not vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections. I remember warning pastors again and again to register their people to vote. Here is an actual quote from a blog I wrote in October, just before the disastrous midterms:

“If Nancy Pelosi returns, as they predict she will, the Democrats will instantly take over the Russia investigation.  They will move to impeach Trump and will go after Kavanaugh again.  Expect a torrent of subpoenas and gridlock.” Every word came true.

I am an advocate for pastors.  They have a daunting task today that is nearly impossible. There are many great men and women of God in America.  That is what makes this virtual blackout, this deadly silence on the subject of voting so bewildering.

What does the Bible say? Isn’t a pastor, above all, a watchman?

7 And you, son of man, I have set you as a watchman to the house of Israel. And you shall hear the word from My mouth and warn them from Me. 8 When I say to the wicked, O wicked one, surely you shall die. And you do not speak to warn a wicked man from his ways that wicked one shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at your hand. 9 But you, if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his own iniquity, but you have delivered your soul.”   −Ezekiel 33:7-9

The silence of every pastor who does not cry out as a watchman is helping bring a world of hurt on the very flock they are called to protect.  Do they understand how the sheep will suffer in a world of anti-God laws, hateful leaders, a devastated economy, and a nation that will be far more divided that it is now?  No matter how high-sounding their words, if they fail to protect the Bride of Christ, they have failed in their most basic duty.

One of these pastors said to me, “I will not allow divisive politics to enter the Kingdom of God.”  That sounds right, doesn’t it? However, keeping silent does exactly what these pastors condemn: IT BRINGS POLITICS INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

Let me show exactly how this is:

A preacher once blurted out to me: “Mario, you are political!”  So I asked him “Okay then, why aren’t you warning the church to vote against the evil of the Left? My guess is that you are afraid of losing people and losing tithes. It’s the same as saying it would cost you votes, and campaign funds.  You are the politician not me.”

Not speaking out brings the Kingdom of God into evil. This evil has hidden in the past behind politics, but now that it is exposed as a force that hates God, the church, Israel, and America, this evil must be opposed.

What we are trying to stop is not politics, but a satanic agenda.  Ever since the Obama administration, it has stopped being about politics, and it has became spiritual warfare.

The decision to seek self-preservation above the good of the people and the nation is the curse of modern church life.

But there is another villain in this situation that I am calling out. It is the lukewarm Christian who threatens their Pastor if he dares to preach the truth.  If you have in any way threatened your pastor—by removing your money or your influence—because they preach against abortion or declare that marriage is only valid when it is between one man and one woman…God help you! 

I don’t care how much you think you are right to be a Never-Trumper or a pro-Democrat Christian, boycotting your church and intimidating your pastor is dead wrong.

Remember: if you are still voting Democrat, you are voting the pro-death ticket. If you are still a registered Democrat, is it because your parents and your family have “always voted Democrat”? Stop right there. Why would you continue to follow leaders who have taken their Party so far left that JFK would not even recognize it? They are so far left as to openly advocate godless Socialism. Your party has left YOU. Read the platform. They are all-in, and have embraced: Abortion and infanticide, the LGBTQ agenda, gay marriage, and terrorist groups such as Antifa. The Left has declared that they are the party of Atheism. They do not support Israel. They consider Christianity to be in need of “evolving”—and are prepared to make that happen, by force if necessary.

I am sorry to say this, but if you don’t know what is at stake—if you don’t know why voting against the leftist agenda is a natural extension of your faith in Christ—if you don’t know why sitting out the 2020 election would be a disaster…blame the pulpit.

Tens of millions of Christians had the power to vote these evildoers out of office.  And, God help us, right now 15 million of them are not even registered to vote.


  1. Gregory A Dean

    It is not so much as taking sides rather that the left has pushed believers away. When JFK was in office democrats had as many conservatives as did republicans. When the new left took control of the democrats in 1972 the first thing they did was push conservatives and christians out of the party. The goal was to change the culture and christians had no place in that vision.

    The left has an open hatred of G-D. And of those of us who are of faith (evangelicals, observant Jews for example). A hatred of people who stable and are normal. The left has gained control of the universities, journalism and Hollywood to the point that they pollute our culture as a means to destabilizing the population in preparation for a revolution.

  2. Edward Mckinsey

    Too many are trying to appease the members. Instead of preaching his word. Whitewashing God word Doesn’t change his word remains true for all Time. Spread the Gods truth not man and how he fits it’s to his agenda. Eddie

    • Carolina

      Mario said…”Despite all the warnings, 15 million Christians did not vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections…One of these pastors said to me, “I will not allow divisive politics to enter the Kingdom of God.” That sounds right, doesn’t it? However, keeping silent does exactly what these pastors condemn: IT BRINGS POLITICS INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD…The Left has declared that they are the party of Atheism. They do not support Israel. They consider Christianity to be in need of “evolving”—and are prepared to make that happen, by force if necessary.”

      Matthew 11:12, Jesus tells us that up until John (the Baptist) the Kingdom of heaven suffers violence and violent men seize it by force!
      Jesus was telling them way back then that violent people had been seizing what they don’t truly understand. He was telling them way back then that the Kingdom of heaven was being taken by force by people who didn’t truly know HIM The Messiah, and the Kingdom HE brought forth.
      In A SIMILAR way Mario is foretelling Christians today including the Christian Pastorate the same thing.
      In our finite minds if we allow Atheist individuals to seize the Christian Faith by force, by being so heavenly minded that we’re no earthly good, allowing the Liberal Left agenda to take over, then we’ll have no excuse to use when all our religious liberties are seized away from us by force (which in many cases has already happened). Done by those who do not know Christ, don’t believe in HIM or our Christian rights in the first place. Christians’ and Pastors must take a stand for your Constitutional right to worship, teach, preach and believe inside the church house and OUTSIDE of it as well! Liberty is at stake…VOTE, Vote correctly, Vote Conservatively, that IS also a way of using your voice for Christ & HIS Kingdom.

  3. kingskid48

    Thank you once again, Pastor Mario, for your forthright honesty and boldness. Our church is one of the best around, and has, a few times, briefly addressed the issues of today. They could do much more, however, and with the days becoming darker by the day, I pray that they will take the lead for the local churches, and begin to speak out loudly, clearly, and on a regular basis. Of course, not ever service should be dedicated to political/social matters, but the pastor could give the first fifteen minutes to challenging us and making us aware of the dangers we are facing as a nation, and especially Christians. I do not believe that most Christians realize the danger we are in of losing our rights completely. When that happens, physical danger will follow. The Left in all its forms will be emboldened to go after us in an even more tangible way.

  4. free73735

    Reblogged this on free73735 and commented:
    Thank you Mario Murillo. This is going to cause a “sting”on the backside 4 some…..4 others it is a huge wakeup call they will be thankful for.

  5. Aaron

    I plan on bringing a person to set up a table at our church and register people to vote

  6. Michael Druckenmiller Sr

    One important point to those that are “Blue Dog Democrats?…

    Consider the approval you are giving their agenda by your vote…

    You are encouraging and approving abortion, a thing hated by God. Proverbs 6:16-19

    I have to wonder if that makes you complicit in their sin, whether by not voting at all or by your positive vote.

    Why are you voting the way you do? Is it because there is welfare pleasure for a season?

    Do you really think you are off the hook with God because you aren’t actually voting for these despicable abominations? YOU AREN’T!

    Pray! Stand! Declare; Resist and VOTE!

  7. Darlene W

    Information is out there if we are inclined to look for it. One blog,twitter acct.,you tube video leads to the next.And pretty soon you are awake to the evil that has pretty much invaded every aspect of our lives. I cried,wanted to puke,got really angry that I was blinded and then repented .We are all here at this time for this.I didn’t hear about any of this in church but as soon as I left the Holy Spirit lead me on a year of research.I don’t know if that is coincidence that I grew more aware after I left or not.I am thankful for what I have learned.Knowledge brings responsibility to be a witness,to pray.I now have a greater appreciation for the scripture :All of creation groans for the sons of God to be manifested.We need God to heal our land.Light overcomes darkness.God was never unaware.Thank you Mario for speaking truth to us.

  8. Lynn L

    Thank you Mario for being “in your face” honest! I appreciate you speaking and writing the truth in a time of darkness and lack of truth from the pulpit. Your words are a breath of fresh air in a stifling, religious atmosphere in this nation coming from “the Church.”

  9. Deloris Berry

    This needs to go to facebook

  10. Denise Loftus

    Thank you Mario for spelling this out for us. It is so obvious what is happening but somehow people’s eyes seem shut to the possibility of what will happen sooner than we think if they continue to ignore what is going on. I don’t live in America but I pray daily for Donald Trump and his Administration, and for all Pastors to stand up and be counted. It is America’s only chance as things are moving very fast over there and then it is only a matter of time before all countries follow suit. God Bless you. You are a true follower of Jesus.

  11. Shoshanna

    I have begged believers to vote over the years and they have two reasons. 1. From the Baptist group, “God won’t let anything bad happen to us, he always takes care of his people.”
    2. Pentecostals , “Before anything bad happens we’ll be raptured .”
    In the 7o’s, “Jesus is coming before 1987, so there is nothing to worry about.”
    In the 70’s, when I tried to get Christian women to vote against abortion they said, ” I don’t feel I can make that decision for women it should be their choice.”



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