How Should Christians Respond to New Health Law?

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There's no shortage of discouragement among many Americans about the new health care reform bill that President Barack Obama signed into law this week.

But how should Christians respond?

Click here to read Rev. Scotty Smith's prayer regarding health care.

CBN News put that question to Rev. Scotty Smith, pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tenn.

"To read the scriptures well from Genesis through Revelation, we realize that - as the people of God - we are God's forgetful pilgrims, we are Cinderella with amnesia," Smith said. "We forget who our Lord is, we forget who we are. And a good theology of responsibility doesn't bring about passivity, it does bring about hopeful engagement."

"When Paul called Christians to pray for the king, Nero was the king in Rome and he wasn't naive," he added. "He lost his life in service of the true King."

"But we need to remember that we live in a wonderful country," Smith continued. "It's broken, it's sinful. It needs the ultimate reign of the King of kings and Lord of lords. But we should be very grateful of the privileges and freedoms that we do have, even as we engage, even as we long for the consumation of the kingdom of God, but a kingdom that's already in our midst and a true King that is working all things together after the counsel of His will and will give us wisdom and does give us wisdom hope and who ultimately will win the day."

Smith has composed a prayer regarding health care. And he has e-mailed it to his congregation hoping they will make it a part of their daily prayer.

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