Biblical Proof That Real Christians Support Health Care Reform Part Three
Instead of using the Bible as the devil often wields it, to whap and thump and bonk people on the head, let’s put it to the purpose wherefore God created it: to be read.
After Christ’s ascension, when the apostles and disciples were in Jerusalem gathering to be dispersed, it is written: ‘And all that believed were together, and had all things in common; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.’ Acts 2: 44-45.
And a few verses later: ‘Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms…Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.’ Acts 3:1-8.
On September 23, 2009, Kimberly Young of Oxford, Ohio died of swine flu. She was 22. Young had been ill for about two weeks, but “didn’t seek medical treatment because she didn’t have health insurance and was worried about the cost,” according to Brent Mowery, her friend and former roommate.
Since most Christians believe that Christ is the only way to heaven, and reckon delivering souls as adding to their own reward therein, for the sake of discussion here, let us suppose that Miss Young died before coming to the glory of Christ (for if not her, there have been and will be many other such who pass away at a tender age); wouldn’t a truly pro life Christian save her in this present physical world, that she might also be saved, leaping and praising, into God’s kingdom hereafter?
Why then is it, that if Peter and John were to open a hospital today, so many who call themselves Christian--as exemplified and espoused by the personalities on my local Christian radio station, WTBN--would resort to wicked politicking to bar the doors until they could figure out how to charge admission? What if God is using your stand on health care reform as a litmus test for your heart—would you pass, or fail?