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To Congressional Republicans: How Would Jesus Vote on Health Care Reform?

Next time you spend time away from politics in prayer, think about this:

Jesus said and did much more about healing the sick than he said about taxes…

Healing the Sick:

1.Matthew 4:24 (Whole Chapter)

So his fame spread throughout all [Luke 2:2 ] Syria, and [ Matthew 4:23 ] they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and [Matthew 8:6 ] pains, [John 10:21 ] those oppressed by demons, [Matthew 17:15 ] epileptics, and [Matthew 9:2, 6] paralytics, and he healed them.

2.Matthew 8:14 (Whole Chapter)

[ Jesus Heals Many ] [For Matthew 8:14-16, Mark 1:29-34; Luke 4:38-41 ] And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw [1 Cor 9:5] his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.

3.Matthew 8:16 (Whole Chapter)

That evening they brought to him many who were [Matthew 8:28, 33; Matthew 4:24 ] oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits [Matthew 8:8] with a word and healed all who were sick.

4.Matthew 10:8 (Whole Chapter)

[Matthew 11:5 ] Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, [Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13] cast out demons. [Isa 55:1; Acts 3:6; 20:33, 35] You received without paying; give without pay.

5.Matthew 14:14 (Whole Chapter)

When he went ashore he [Matthew 9:36] saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

6.Matthew 14:34 (Whole Chapter)

[ Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret ] [For Matthew 14:34-36, Mark 6:53-56; John 6:24, 25 ] And when they had crossed over, they came to land at [Luke 5:1] Gennesaret.

7.Mark 1:34 (Whole Chapter)

[ Matt 4:23 ] And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And [Mark 3:11, 12; Acts 16:17, 18] he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

8.Mark 6:5 (Whole Chapter)

And [Mark 9:23; Gen 19:22 ] he could do no mighty work there, except that [ Mark 5:23] he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.

8.Mark 6:13 (Whole Chapter)

[ Mark 6:12 ] And they cast out many demons and [James 5:14] anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.

9.Mark 6:53 (Whole Chapter)

[ Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret ] [For Mark 6:53-56, Matt 14:34-36; John 6:24, 25 ] When they had crossed over, they came to land at [Luke 5:1] Gennesaret and moored to the shore.

10.Luke 4:40 (Whole Chapter)

Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and [ Mark 5:23] he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.

11.Luke 10:9 (Whole Chapter)

Heal the sick in it and say to them, [Luke 10:11; Matt 3:2] ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

12.Acts 5:16 (Whole Chapter)

The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, [Mark 16:17, 18] bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed.

13.Acts 28:8 (Whole Chapter)

It happened that the father of Publius lay sick with fever and dysentery. And Paul visited him and [Acts 9:40; James 5:14, 15 ] prayed, and [ Mark 5:23] putting his hands on him healed him.

Paying Taxes:

Matthew 22:15-22

15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

As a politician, which one are you doing more about?


Nearly Every Member of Congress Voted for Intervention in Iraq?

“I keep reading posts that say the war in Iraq was all the Republicans fault. My memory says that nearly every member in Congress (Democrats included) voted to declare war in Iraq.”

                                                                                                                                                   A Blogger

It was not “nearly every member of Congress” – Generally, Republicans favored it and Democrates did not but enough Democrates favored it to get it through.

United States House of Representatives

Party                                       Ayes                Nays

Republican                                215                    6

Democratic                                 82                 126

Independent                                  0                     1

TOTALS                                    297                 133

United States Senate

Party                                         Ayes                Nays

Republican                                    48                      1

Democratic                                   29                     21

Independent                                    0                       1

TOTALS                                       77                     23