Obamacare: My Christian Perspective
A couple of hours ago the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. Since then, my twitter and Facebook feeds have exploded with comments about it. Because of who I follow, most of it has been anger or disgust toward the decision. I understand that. I personally think it should not be our nations policy. But I want to speak to all the pastors, and Christians out there. This is my opinion on our response. You may agree, or disagree….and that is fine…..but here it is.
Chill out. I am reading the comments from people that are showing more passion and anger about this issue than I ever see given toward the unsaved and people that need Jesus. As Americans we have the right and privilege to be a small part in the system. And we should take advantage of that. We should try and see the principles that we believe in be upheld in our nation. But we have a misconception. We believe this is a Christian nation. It isn’t. A nation is a group of people. While this nation may have been based somewhat on Christian beliefs….any evidence of that is long gone. We live in a nation of people that are dying and have no hope for eternity.
History shows us that all…..ALL….governments screw up. They all fall. They all fail. And they all end up turning into evil entities. Why? Because they are run by man, and man is inherently sinful. So why do we think our anger is going to stop this? Hear my heart, I am not saying you just lay down and let it happen….but if we are truly Christians (like Christ), then shouldn’t we about His business and not ours? I know this decision will change our lives and our children’s lives on this planet….but it will not have any bearing on eternity. And while we scream and moan about how horrible our country is turning…..another person is dying with no knowledge of the grace that you have.
We need to have some perspective.
The reason Christ was shunned, ignored, and crucified was because the Jewish people believed that the Savior was coming to change the government. But Christ came to save people, not politics. In other countries of the world today, there are Christians and missionaries in prison being put to death because the government they live in hates what they stand for. But these missionaries and Christians overwhelmingly want nothing more than to get out of prison. Not to change that government….but to change more people hearts for Christ. I am not saying you can’t have an opinion. I do. But what I am saying is if you have asked Jesus in your heart, then your energy, time, money, anger, feelings, and opinions are no longer yours. They are Christ’s. When Jesus was faced with a corrupt government, He said forgive them. He didn’t fight them. He just kept trying to change lives. Governments come and go….but I am talking about eternity. You really want to change the world? Use your resources to reach out today to someone that needs Christ. I promise you will make a real difference….and eternal one. Be different from the world.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, and the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
Here are a couple of tweets from someone that understands what I am talking about. My buddy Matt Wilkie is a missionary and works with Convoy of Hope. He is down in Haiti today. This was his response to the news:
peace – love – recycle