Have you been upset by the recent…or maybe not so recent …situation with the medical insurance fiasco since Obama care came into play? If you are a Christian, perhaps you should be. Or, should I say, if you care that your hard earned salary is being used to fund abortions and the killing of the unborn, it should at least make you cringe, if not take some small measure to see what you could do to stop participating in these gruesome acts.
Don’t misunderstand me. I am NOT a politically inclined person. My motto has been, since I became a born-again Christian, which is all of my adult life, “our politics is in heaven.” But what happens when the politics of this world encroach upon our beliefs? What happens when what we hold to as part of our faith gets violated and we are to participate in values we don’t adhere to, or worse abhor? Even worse, that God abhors! Values which compete against the grain of what the Bible preaches—like the killing of innocent babies? What then?
Some people say they are Christians, but pick and choose what believe as the Word of God from the Bible. Like some movies stars I’d read about, who proclaim they are Christians but believe in some verses but not some parts of the bible. They prefer to choose only the “good” parts and throw the sections they don’t agree with. Personally, I don’t think it’s possible to say one believes the Bible is the Word of God and do this. Sola Scriptura, as they say.
If we take the Word of God as a totality then we need to see and weigh what each part says as important. Take the verses in Matthew 10:16 (NIV) for instance:
16"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
Most evangelical Christians I know adhere to the ”as gentle as doves” mandate, but some have forgotten, or disregarded, the “shrewd as serpent” part.. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think we should go ballistic like the jihadists but God’s wisdom said we are to be shrewd—as the Expanded Bible illustrates: So be as ·clever [wise; shrewd; cunning] as
So, perhaps when the government puts into law something like Obamacare which forces us, Christians, to participate to some extent in abortion we should perhaps look at alternatives.
Honestly, in our family, we have been insuring ourselves for the longest time and this past year it hasn’t been easy knowing that we are funding someone’s abortion(s), and in some small way, perhaps also other people’s licentious lifestyles.
Before November 15 comes around we intend to research alternatives to partaking in Obamacare. I stumbled upon a Christian option called mychristiancare.org. Apparently, Obamacare in fact does violate the first amendment –here is the First Amendment in case you were wondering:
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion…
In some sense Obamacare does in fact violates a Christian belief system and Congress actually recognizes that and has allowed Christians to join organizations such as mychristiancare.org and be exempt from participating in the insurance situation as it stands today. (I am still hoping that the law would be repealed.)
Of course, our family didn’t know about this exemption since the secular press certainly seemed hush-hush about the whole thing…hmm..,I wonder why?
Anyway, I thought I would share this with you today in case you feel as disgusted as I do about being forced to bestow our hard-earned, God given income to propagate immoral living and the murder of innocent lives. So go check out some of these pro-life Christian alternatives and share with others here if you come across good ones. We Christian, regardless of denominations, should come together and stand on this, at least.