On Thursday, February 2 President Barack Obama delivered remarks to the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton and said, “Living by the principle that we are our brother’s keeper, caring for the poor and those in need.”
On raising taxes on the nation’s wealthiest citizens, Obama said: “I actually think that is going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that for whom much is given much shall be required. It mirrors the Islamic belief that those who have an obligation to use those blessings to help others or the Jewish doctrine moderation, consideration for others.”
Individual humans on this earth are not given currency from God, they are given talents, gifts, abilities. How they use these abilities (or not) is a choice. If one of God’s creations decides to use his abilities to their fullest, and if as a result they produce jobs, wealth, currency, there is nothing in the Bible that says they should be forced to give up the product of their labor to anyone.
If President Obama truly held Christianity as his world view, maybe he would see the light on his programs. There would be an end to abortion, no big mama entitlement government as well as:
Practicing of the Protestant work ethic
Entitlement mentality would be history
Decreased national debt
The Progressive’s Tale of the Good Samaritan:
A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went away leaving him half dead; and by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. “But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and ran ahead to Jericho and lobbied the city council for many days. He demanded public funds to help heal the beaten traveler. The Samaritan’s argument was simple, the robbing and beating were society’s fault so other people’s money was appropriate to help the unfortunate traveler. He argued for forty days until the government agreed to confiscate money from citizens to help the beaten man. The Samaritan returned to the road with seven government workers. The trip took many days due to the required union breaks. Eventually, the Samaritan and his governmental do gooders came upon the white bones of the deceased traveler. Since it was a public road, a cross could not be constructed least they hurt the feelings of some childish atheist. Instead, they built a sign that read:
“We’re from the government, and we’re here to help”.
Finally, if you truly look at Matthew, Mark, Luke and John it is noted that Jesus never commanded Caesar to collect taxes or take care of the poor. He told his disciples to give to the needy of their own option as worship to God and in support to their fellow man.