Then Jesus said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." Mark 12:17
I'm not big into politics, and I don't get to concerned with what is going on in D.C. For the most part the things they decide have no direct effect on me. However, it seems this healthcare is stirring up quite an ado. I've only read a little about it, so I might be somewhat naive. From my understanding, if this is passed I'll have to buy healthcare by 2014 or face a penalty that is a percentage of my income. I'm sure there are pro's and con's for both sides, but it doesn't really matter to me.
The government is able to do what it wants to do. That's just the reality of the deal. As a Christian, my response is to obey what they tell me to do. Romans 13:1 & Titus 3:1 are specific about obeying government that is placed over us. Titus says specifically to willingly submit to government.
You may disagree with the government about healthcare, taxes, or a number of other issues. However, as a Christian it is out job to submit to their authority. If they want a few more dollars for taxes and healthcare then so be it. Give to the government what is theirs. And give to God what is his.
What is his?
You are his. Your time is his. Your thoughts are his. Your very being is His. You are not your own. You were bought at a price. A price of God's only son, and if you have bowed your knee and surrendered your heart to Jesus Christ, then it is your responsibility to comply with President Obama's plan of healthcare. Whether you agree or not, it makes no difference. And you are to do this without grumbling and complaining. Obama deserves your respect as an authority figure.