As we move towards election day, should we consider voting the way the Urantia Book recommends: ?
According to the Urantia Book, how and for who we vote can affect our personal life for good or bad. The book gives us the following guidelines as to “how” to vote and what attributes or characteristics we should take into consideration.
. . .The character of such a government will ever be determined by the CHARACTER and CALIBER of those who compose it. 71:2.17
. . . .conditioned upon the practice of electing to public offices only those individuals who are technically trained, intellectually competent, socially loyal, and MORALLY FIT. 71:2.19 10
And when we hear the candidates speak, should we think about these: ?
. . .sincerity, more sincerity, and more sincerity. 39:4.14
“. . .Have you not been well WARNED against those who ‘SPEAK peace to their neighbors when MISCHIEF IS IN THEIR HEARTS,’ those who ‘FLATTER WITH THE LIPS while the heart is given to DOUBLE-DEALING’? 149:6.12
(1907.7) 175:1.15 “. . .BLIND GUIDES! What can be expected of a nation when the blind lead the blind? They BOTH SHALL stumble into the pit of destruction.
Should we ask of ourselves whether or not if a candidate is of the “Vine”? Because if a candidate is not of the Vine, wouldn’t We The People be inclined to suffer from their “Satisfactions of Selfishness” in the doing of their own WILL rather than our Paradise Father’s WILL?
WITHOUT THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH (The Vine with good fruit):
The animal nature — the tendency toward evil-doing — may be hereditary, but sin is not transmitted from parent to child. SIN IS the act of conscious and deliberate rebellion against the Father’s WILL and the Sons’ (Jesus/Christ Michael) laws by an individual will creature. 188:4.5
“. . .By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but the corrupt tree bears evil fruit. A good tree cannot yield evil fruit, NEITHER CAN A CORRUPT TREE PRODUCE GOOD FRUIT. 140:3.19
. . .Each member of a family profits by the righteous conduct of every other member; likewise must each member suffer the immediate time-consequences of the misconduct of every other member. Families, groups, NATIONS, races, worlds, systems, constellations, and universes are relationships of association which possess individuality; and therefore does every member of any such group, large or small, reap the benefits and suffer the consequences of the right-doing and the wrongdoing of all other members of the group concerned. 54:6.3
PERSONAL MISERY AS A VOTING CONSEQUENCE:
“WILLFULLY ENDORSED” = How and for who we vote? Our previous knowledge about a candidate or the effects of an ideology?.
. . . Evil is only the misadaptation of immaturity or the disruptive and distorting influence of ignorance. Evil is the inevitable darkness which follows upon the heels of the unwise rejection of light. Evil is that which is dark and untrue, and which, when consciously embraced and WILLFULLY ENDORSED, BECOMES SIN. 130:1.5
…Those who avoid evil BY SEEING THINGS AS THEY ARE gain JOY by thus embracing the TRUTH. Make an end of YOUR MISERY BY LOATHING SIN. … 131:3.3
. . .IF YOU DO NOT WELL, IT IS BECAUSE SIN LIES AT THE DOOR:…131:2.8