I was asked a very reasonable question by
a new friend (Bill) on Soda Head, an online web blog. His
question asked me why I would say that I do
not want to help others with this health care plan, when I am a
Christian and taught by God to help others.
What I want
to do is educate people on helping themselves and voluntarily
helping others, when they can.
Our government is made up of
people, just people. And they are wrong to steal from some people,
to give to others.
It is wrong to make slaves out of anyone.
Forced servitude is simply wrong. When some people force other
people to do any amount of work and take from the fruits of that
work and give it to others, against the will of the person who
worked, then that is forced servitude. It is stealing and forced
slave work. And such is bondage, the opposite of being
Some people mistakenly confuse the calling on God's
people to help the needy, with putting God's people into bondage.
God's people are called to do that which we can do, to help
others. We are not called to have our own households go into debt,
to do such. Nor are we called to let our own household go without
basic needs, to do such.
We are also called to be good
stewards of that which God has given us. And knowingly giving to
people who are simply being lazy, is enabling a person to continue
in the sin of laziness. --That is just one example. We are to do
wisely with that which the Lord has given us. And we are always to
give glory to God for our sharing with others, not the
J.M. Smith - 03-26-10
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