Monday, August 26, 2013

He Healed the Sick, Why Don't They Agree With That Concept?

Why do Christians hate the ACA (Affordable Care Act) - also known as Obamacare? I just cannot figure it out. Unless I am uninformed in these matters, Jesus healed the sick. He took great stock in working His miracles on mortals. They were His calling card, if you will. Proof positive that He was the one and only Savior of the World.
Back when Jesus walked the earth, healthcare didn't exist. He was the only existing embodiment of healthcare. No, He didn't heal everyone, but He never denied healthcare to anyone either (well, once maybe - but he was tired that day).
Quite unlike the evangelical Christians. There are Christian leaders everywhere who actively oppose Obamacare, and in so doing, are actively working to deny healthcare to 32 million Americans whose lives would quickly improve with full implementation of ACA.
We are verged on full implementation of ACA, and the anti-healthcare rhetoric is ratcheting up to a level of frenzy unsurpassed in recent history. Now I can understand politicians being opposed. Their hands are securely in the pockets of the health insurance company lobbyists and Big Pharma. Their opposition is understandable. What I don't get is why are the evangelical preachers getting in on the action? It's maddening because people listen to their pastors and believe everything they say because they are saying it.
And it is such an anti-Christian position.
Would Jesus oppose Obamacare? In truth, I doubt He would want to say anything about it because it is all about "rendering unto Caesar." But here is what the Holy Bible says about healthcare:
3 John 1:2: "Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul."
James 5:14-15: "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven."
Psalm 103:2-3: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases."
Acts 19: 11-12: "And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them."
Jeremiah 33:6: "Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security."
Sounds like providing healthcare to 32 million people who would not ordinarily be able to have it is something good.
Sounds like these pastors all need to shut up and get out of the way. The modern-day miracle of Obamacare may quite possibly be one of His works.


Anonymous said...

So we must have ObamaCare because. . . Jesus?


Steven Burton said...

As a Christian one should be a Theocrat. Also there are plenty of Old Testament versus filled with taking care of the poor and downtrodden.