Archive for November, 2012

Why I vote

by David R. Brumbelow

David R. Brumbelow is pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Highlands, Texas. He holds a B.A. from East Texas Baptist University, and an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Wit and Wisdom of Pastor Joe Brumbelow, which is about his father. David also wrote Ancient Wine and the Bible: The Case for Abstinence, Free Church Press. David blogs at, where this article first appeared Oct. 24.


We have a responsibility to be good citizens. We should do what we can to make this country a better place in which to live. As Christians, we are to “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s (the state), and to God the things that are God’s” Mark 12.17.

Scripture tells us to be respectful to the governmental authorities: Rom. 13.1-7; Titus 3.1; 1 Peter 2.13-17.

In a democracy, informed voting can make a difference for the better.

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