Congratulations Obarma

Congratulations to  Barack Obarma for successfully passing his new Health Care Reform yesterday.  It’s about time too. I believe after this  economic crisis of mammoth proportions which has descended upon the USA, it is a wake up call for the American people,  to repent of their obsession with extreme free market economics to adopt a more common sense approach which involves a certain degree of  government intervention to ensure that social justice and fairness is maintained.

Hopefully the American people have come to the realization that Adam Smith’s  “Invisible Hand”  which supposedly  self regulates the economy,  is  really the “Invisible Hand of Human Greed” which inevitably leads to corruption,  if not monitored and kept in check by a certain degree of Government intervention to maintain balance and fairness.   So come on Americans,  quit this  Socialist fear mongering.  Australia has learned to adopt a more equitable balance between government and the free market,  which is partly why so many people love Australia and want to visit.

As the Government,  Senators and the people begin to strive for a more equitable and fair society, especially for the poor and destitute,  perhaps God will start to “Bless America” once again.

Here are bible verses where God shows his desire and principal of those who are more well off to attend to the needs of the poor which is the basic principal underlying this new Health Care Reform :-

Leviticus 19:10

10 Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 23:22

22 ” ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.’ ”

Deuteronomy 15:4

4 However, there should be no poor among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you

Psalm 35:10

10 My whole being will exclaim, “Who is like you, O LORD ? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them,  the poor and needy from those who rob them.”

Psalm 68:10

10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.

Psalm 82:3

3 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;  maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

Psalm 140:12

12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.

Proverbs 14:31

31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

Proverbs 17:5

5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker;  whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 22:9

9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

Proverbs 22:22

22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,

Proverbs 29:7

7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.

Proverbs 31:9

9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

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One Response to “Congratulations Obarma”

  1. Trev Says:

    Sorry but this article is really offensive. Government is not to strive for equity but to purge the land of evil! The Scriptures paint the picture of a limited government. Limited in power and authority. Church and family are the other institutions with limited power and authority. The church and individuals are to freely give to the poor and look after them. The state is not to forcefully take and redistribute wealth! The government charging high tax rates to redistribute the wealth of some to others is a Biblical crime, it is breaking the 8th commandment. No matter how you cut it, government forcing me or anyone to pay high taxes in order to redistribute the money somewhere else is theft…no matter what the cause. We should not break the 8th commandment to feed the poor! It is appalling logic to say that we can break one commandment to fulfill others!

    The Scripture references you have quoted above are all out of context or you have performed poor exegesis, if you believe they infer taking from the rich to give to the poor. The basic economic premise of the Bible is that of private property! All of the world belongs to God, thus in a limited way what belongs to me is mine as God’s steward. No one (including the government) should be able to steal it from me! Yes, I am also commanded to give to the poor and needy. However, this giving is voluntary and not legislated and enforced by the state!

    It is about time Christians put socialism to bed, as Charles Spurgeon did. Our western Christian heritage is being eroded away by wishful and sinful thinking. Ideas have consequences. Ideologies rooted in something other than the Scriptures will fail. We must never forget that the state/government is made up of people! Give them more power than the Bible affords them and there will be corruption and greed! And boy do we see corruption and greed in governments now! Smaller governments and the church (and her individual members) taking back responsibilities (i.e. giving to the poor etc) will deliver Biblical social justice. Government forced redistribution of wealth will fail…it will be cursed by God. Our western civilisations need to repent and return to the Bible.

    Australia will go down the path of God’s judgment if we do not repent of socialism. There is no fear mongering here…simple fact! Taking from one type of people to give to another is stealing. It doesn’t matter how you wrap it up. Giving should be free! I should not be forced to give to the poor! As a Christian I should want to give, by my own freedom found in Christ!

    Charles Spurgeon sounded the alarm which must continue to ring today: “I fear lest in any of you there should be even the least measure of despising the one lost sheep, because of the large and philosophical methods which are now so loudly cried up. I would not have you exchange the gold of individual Christianity for the base metal of Christian Socialism. If the wanderers are to be brought in, in vast numbers, as I pray they may be, yet must it be accomplished by the bringing of them in one by one. To attempt national regeneration without personal regeneration is to dream of erecting a house without separate bricks. In the vain attempt to work in the gross, we may miss the practical result which would have followed working in detail. Let us settle it in our minds that we cannot do better than obey the example of our Lord Jesus, given us in the text, and go after the one sheep which has gone astray.”

    I have written a number of articles on this matter: http://www.anselmstudyhouse.com/index.php/Table/Worldviews/Economics/.

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