Tulsa Leaders’ Essays: Rep. David Brumbaugh

Matthew 22:21 tells us to “give to Caesar what is Caesar’s . . . and to God what is God’s.”  During this Christmas season as we celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we need to be reminded of this admonishment.  We have an obligation as Christians to not only spread the Gospel but also use our influence in government here on earth.  We are called to promote freedom and equality.

Would we ever have had the Declaration of Independence or U.S. Constitution without Christian involvement?

How about the end of slavery and segregation or the protection of property rights and the vote for all citizens?

The Bible is clear . . . we are called to live out our faith in all areas of public life.  As believers if we as a church and people are going to sit back and leave the public affairs of men to the secularists and atheists . . . why should we expect different results?  It’s time to wake up and get involved, so government will work the way Jesus said it should (Romans 13:4).

“If we draw near to God, He will draw near to us (James 4:8).”