Supreme Court Answers Fundamental Bible Question
One of the most fundamental questions answered in the practice of Christianity and first asked in the Bible was answered by the Supreme Court of the United States of America - Am I My Brother's Keeper?
This question was first asked by Cain when the Lord asked Cain about his brother, Abel. Cain had just finished murdering Abel. Cain's response to the Lord was: Am I my brother's keeper? (Genesis 4:9) It is a question that many ask today and was likely asked (at least introspectively) by the Justices of Supreme Court of the United States of America. Do we have a responsibility to look out for and care for one another?
When examining the New Testament, the answer is clear that yes, we do have the responsibility to look out for and care for one another. First, as Christians we are to “love one another” as commanded by Jesus in John 13:34-35 and John 15:12,17 – as taught by Paul in Romans 13:8 and 1st Thessalonians 4:9 – as instructed by Peter in 1st Peter 1:22 – and stressed by John in 1st John 3:11 and 2nd John 5:5.
As a so-called Judeo-Christian country, the Supreme Court answered this question by placing a burden upon all its citizens to look out for and care for one another when it upheld President Obama's historic health care overhaul on Thursday, June 28th 2012. The turning vote came from conservative Chief Justice John Roberts in a 5-4 decision.
With headlines from numerous so-called “Christian groups” castigating the Chief Justice, one has to wonder if these groups have introspectively looked into that fundamental question: Am I My Brother's Keeper?