With all the recent talk about Obamacare, many Pro-life Christians
are concerned that they will be paying for abortions. You probably
have indirectly been paying for abortions for some time now already;
and all of a sudden, you are concerned about it?
Most Christians believe that there are limits to the powers of
civil government, although they might be challenged to actually
define what those limits are. They think of an apocalyptic scenario
where they might be forced to deny Christ to get the “mark of the
beast.” It is then, they imagine, that they will find the backbone
to stand on principle, and disobey an unjust law. In the meantime, a
little indirect support for the shedding of innocent blood is just
something that they will have to live with.
If you don't have the fortitude to take a stand now, today; don't
bet on finding the spirit to resist later. Once you have been morally
compromised by degrees, your resolve will only dissipate, and your
concerns of conscience will wane over time. I'm sure you will find
ample rationale for your complacence, and plenty of support from
other Christians for your positions
Q. But my State has not established an exchange, and so I am not
part of a plan that funds abortions.
A. Any payments made to the Federal government are being used in
part to fund abortion in other ways, and to subsidize plans in other
States that do pay for abortions. Even plans in States without an
exchange are paying for abortifacient birth control.
Q. But I didn't ask for this, and so how can I be responsible for
A. Even if you didn't sign up for a plan, and have not yet used a
plan, you probably gave your consent along the way, along with your
signature on a form, and are indirectly supporting the program.
Q. Are there any plans available that do not fund abortions?
A. As an alternative to insurance, you can enroll in a Christian
health-cost sharing organization like Samaritan Ministries or
Medi-Share; or you can simply self-pay, and try to claim a religious
exemption from paying the penalty (although an exemption might be
difficult to get if you do not belong to an established religious
order which objects to insurance on principle, like the Amish.)
Q. But I have preexisting conditions, and need expensive care and
medications that I cannot afford.
A. So you believe that God will resurrect your body after it has
disintegrated, and grant you eternal life in a new world; but you
don't think that he can be trusted to provide for your present
physical needs? The Great Physician is the same yesterday, today, and
forever. He can provide supernatural healing; or, alternatively, make
provision for your health through other natural means (hint: this
might not include the synthetic pharmaceutical drugs that you think
you need to survive.)
There are always options, although some options might be
uncomfortable, or involve certain sacrifices.
Are you afraid that you cannot live without income from your
employer, or another corporation?
Consider the example of those, who joyfully accepted the spoiling
of their goods, knowing that they had in heaven a better and more
Are you afraid that you cannot live in America without consenting
Consider the example of those, who, when persecuted, were
scattered abroad, and spread the gospel wherever they went. There are
plenty of other countries in the world that do not coerce the funding
of abortion. Americans can migrate to, work, and live (even thrive)
in many of these places. Although it might not be easy to accept such
a drastic change in environment, it is still quite possible to do.
Don't wait for some future apocalypse to take a stand on
principle. A mark on the right hand or the forehead signifies a
condition of servitude. Symbolically, you take the mark when you
yield your allegiance to Caesar rather than to Christ. Do you believe that a Christian is justified to disobey an unjust law, which compels the violation the law of God? Is not the murder of babies and the
elderly a violation of God's Law?
Withdraw your consent now, whatever the cost; and move with me
into a new realm of health.