Written By Pastor Michael Heil

“So we may boldly say:

The Lord is my helper;

I will not fear.

What can man do to me?”

Hebrews 13:6

I’ve wondered at the phrase that is often mentioned, “victim less crime.” Some say using drugs is a victim less crime that is not hurting anyone but the person doing it or breaking the speed limit is a victim less crime which only impacts the driver. Even if that were true (which it is not), any crime is breaking the law of man, which by extension is breaking the law of God (Roman 13:1-8). Voter fraud is another crime which some people label as victim less crime, but that has no relation to the truth. However, voter fraud tramples on the rights of others. Voter fraud is a deliberate manipulation and distortion of state and federal law. Voter fraud is a selfish exercise of power over people. Yet, in every election, like clockwork, one party or both parties engage in voter fraud.

Where is God when this happens? Why does He allow this to continue? Isn’t He concerned about justice in America? The simplistic answer is God is still there and He is still in control. However, as it true with many areas of life, our finite mind with its finite thoughts forms finite answers! God is infinite, “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent.” (Numbers 23:19). God is doing what He can do to hinder and stop voter fraud, but apart from infringing upon man’s free will, He is limited to working incognito. Now before you condemn me to the lower regions of hell for making a statement like that, please meditate on the scriptures. Did not God say in Deuteronomy 30:19 “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life.” And, wasn’t it God who told Adam, “the Lord God commanded the man, saying, 'Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat,'” in Genesis 2:16? God, by His own choice, has limited His omnipotence; unless He directly performs a miracle, stepping powerfully and supernaturally into history, God works through areas that do not hinder man’s will. So, although a postal worker might throw ballots in a dumpster to destroy them, God allows a person on the street to see it. That person, by their own choice, reports it to authorities and that incident of voter fraud is stifled; or because of knowledge of voter fraud gained from previous elections, God stirs up the government to create laws stopping further fraud (though God stirs our hearts, we still must choose to follow).