Universal health care has become a big issue in the United States and Christians are getting really stirred about it.

The lost and hurting people living in America are entitled to universal health care. What many Christians seem to have forgotten is that Jesus has already paid for a comprehensive universal health care package that is far better than Obama’s. He died on the cross to purchase healing for all those who have faith in him.

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

For the fine print on this health care package see Healing for Christians.

Jesus also delivered health care to unbelievers as a sign of God grace. The early church healed unbelievers as confirmation of the effectiveness of the gospel they preached (Mark 16:20; Acts 3:3-10). Jesus told us to go the lost, to heal the sick and then preach the gospel.

When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, 'The kingdom of God is near you (Luke 10:8,9).

Note the order.

More fine print in Healing Evangelism.

Jesus health care is comprehensive, even in Syria.

Jesus went throughout Galilee… healing every disease and sickness among the people. News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he healed them (Matt 4:23-24).

I wish that Christians were as passionate about Jesus' universal, comprehensive health care as they are about Obama’s unfunded, specified-conditions, palliative health care scheme.

If Christians will not provide Jesus' universe health care to the lost people of this world, they are entitled to look to the state for universal health care. If we do not have enough faith to deliver Jesus health care to the world, we are being churlish not to let the state have a go. We should not object to paying taxes to provide health care for the less fortunate, if we unwilling to bless them with health care that Jesus has already paid for.