Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Why Should I Vote?

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: Romans 13:1-7; Titus 3:1; 1 Peter 2:13-17.

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

What if I don’t agree with either of the candidates?

Rarely will you agree on every detail. Ask who is the closest to what you believe on the major issues of the day. Frankly, sometimes we have to vote for the lesser of two evils.

Where can I get information on the issues & candidates?

Newspapers, local & world news broadcasts, magazines such as WORLD (, Southern Baptist Texan (

Ask those you respect about the issues.

Internet sources include:;

Is voting important?

Yes. In the early days of our country by one vote it was determined that we would speak English instead of German.  Two men became U.S. President by just one vote. Every vote matters. Even if you lose, you have done the right thing. Let’s do the right thing in the right way, and leave the results to God.

What exactly should I do?

1. Register to vote at least 30 days before the election.

2. Be informed about the candidates and the issues.

3. Pray.

4. Vote your convictions.

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote . . . that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” -Samuel Adams, one of the founding fathers of our country.

“The only thing needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke, British Statesman

"I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman.” -Evangelist Billy Graham,; 2012.

-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, October 24, AD 2012

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  1. Hello David. This is an excellent and timely article. I liked it so much, I put it on my own blog spot to give it wider exposure. The only change in it is that your name is right under the title.Here is a link to my blog spot:

  2. Bruce,
    Thanks. I'm glad it is of help.
    We sure need to pray for our country in the next couple of weeks.
    David R. Brumbelow

  3. My original post had an error, since corrected.

    Two men actually became U.S. president by one vote. They failed to receive a majority of electoral votes, so it was determined in the House of Representatives where they each won by just one vote.

    Those presidents were Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams.

    Sorry for the error.
    David R. Brumbelow


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