By A.C. Smith
As the government shutdown and debt ceiling debates have brought our nation’s business to a halt, one of the major sticking points during the negotiations was the delay and/or defunding of Obamacare. While true Conservatives have always stressed that we should have the freedom to decide whether we want to purchase health-care insurance (and deal with the consequences if we choose not to), I hear liberals trying to argue that Jesus himself would not approve of any system that would allow those in need to go untreated. They say that he never turned his back on people that needed help.
If you read the Bible, you’ll find that every time Jesus healed people, he healed them all because they all believed. He never overrides someone else’s will. If people wanted to believe something else and suffer because of it, they had the freedom to do so. Jesus let them suffer and didn’t help them.
We can find much evidence of this in the Bible, such as the below examples in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark.
“And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.” Matthew 13:58
“He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.” Mark 6:5
Just like Liberals and Democrats, you can put miracles and the truth/facts right in front of them, but they have the right and freedom to believe or not to believe. Jesus was amazed when he couldn’t heal all of the sickness because of their lack of faith.
It’s the same way now because America does not want to follow His instructions or the truth. Many people today would not receive any more help than those who lived in Biblical times. In the Old Testament, whole cities were wiped out because there was not a decent person living in them. Why is it acceptable to be living in the same way now, when it was not acceptable then?