Among 18-to-24-year-olds (millennials), a Harvard poll shows the percentage of conservatives has grown to surpass that of liberals of that group. Additionally, among the millennials who will “definitely vote,” the Harvard University Institute of Politics (IOP) latest poll shows slightly more than half (51%) preferring a Republican-run Congress and 47 percent wanting Democrats to be in charge – a significant change from the IOP’s last midterm election poll in the fall of 2010 when Democratic control was preferred among likely voters 55 percent to 43 percent.
Additionally, millennials surveyed as mentioned in the following report by the Christian Broadcasting Network related being put off by the Democrat’s many unfulfilled promises.
Applicable Bible Verses
If we view this from the perspective of a parent who is seeing his or her millennial child reject the slick salesmanship of either party, then the following verse seems applicable. That is, if we train our children both according to “their bent” and on the Bible, then they will remain faithful to the core message.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 NIV)
However, if we view this from the perspective of all Christians in America, we must acknowledge that we all must discern what is best and what is the wise (Godly) decision.
I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues. On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. (Matthew 10:16-20 NIV)
When we discern what is best, we should consider the example of Jesus and the Father. God does not force himself on anyone, but waits for our decision.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. (Revelation 3:20 NIV)
Likewise, we must consider who God requires we protect: the helpless in our society.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27 NIV)