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Outline

Below is a detailed outline of all of the issues we discuss in Jesus Loves Obamacare and Other Liberal Causes. It’s our hope that this will be a great resource for progressives who are looking to connect with evangelical voters, who may not be inclined to support the notion of universal healthcare.

Contents
  • Foreword
    • Jesus Loves Obamacare!
  • Introduction
    • My Journey To Writing This Book
    • My Encounters with Religious Intolerance
    • Transcending Fundamentalism: Like Mother, Like Daughter
    • We All Cherry-Pick the Bible
    • About This Book: What It Is and Is Not
    • Why Speak From The Bible?
  • Chapter One: Matthew 25: The Key to Progressive Policies
  • Chapter Two: Debunking the Myth That the Bible Only Endorses Small Government
    • Old Testament Taxation on Wealthy Property Owners
      • The Torah Required Landowners to Leave Parts of Their Harvest in the Fields for the Immigrants and the Poor to Collect
      • Property Owners Were Also Commanded to Tithe Not Only to the Priests (i.e., the Church), but Also to the Immigrant and the Poor Every Third Year
    • Government Duties under the New Testament
      • Early Christians Practiced Wealth Redistribution
      • The Apostle Paul Protested Against Injustice and Stood Up for His Civil Rights
      • Would Conservative Christians Argue that the Government Should Not Be in the Business of Providing Clean Water?
  • Chapter Three: Jesus Loves Obamacare!
    • Politicians Should Reform Obamacare, Not End It
    • Democrats Expended Great Political Capital to Help The Sick; Republicans Refused
    • Republican Hypocrisy on Health Care Makes the Devil Rejoice
      • Was Marco Rubio Following Jesus When He Sabotaged Obamacare?
    • Conservatives Begot Obamacare
    • Obamacare Is Consistent with the Bible
      • Obamacare Includes Treatment for Mental Health Needs
      • Obamacare Cuts Down on Usury!
      • Obamacare Curbs Excess Profits
      • Obamacare Expands Medicaid for Working People
      • Abolishing Preexisting Condition Denials and Lifetime Limits Is Pro-Life
      • Free Preventive Care is Pro-Life
      • Coverage for Pregnant Women is Pro-Life
      • Free Cancer Screenings Are Pro-Life
      • Additional Preventive Services for All Adults
    • Christian Leaders around the World Endorse Universal Health Care
  • Chapter Four: Jesus Loves Illegal Aliens
    • Old Testament Commands
      • Direct Taxation to Benefit Immigrants
      • Not to Oppress the Stranger
      • God’s Commands to Love the Stranger
      • Adopting Strangers into the Faith – A Precursor to Immigration Reform?
      • One System of Justice for Natives and Strangers
    • New Testament Affirmations for Loving and Providing for the Immigrant
      • Jesus’ Healing A Stranger and Nine Native Born Lepers
      • The Good Samaritan—a Stranger Helping a Stranger
      • Christians Commanded Not to Discriminate Against Other Christians as Foreigners
  • Chapter Five: Jesus Loves Reformed Welfare For the Poor
    • Wickedness = Oppressing the Poor
      • The Bible Excoriates the Rich Who Pretend To Be Pious But Oppress the Poor
    • The Poor Widows and Fatherless
    • Old Testament Food Stamps
    • New Testament Commands
      • Welfare for the Rich Vs. Welfare for the Poor
      • Democrats Must Embrace Welfare Reform
      • Blessings and Promises
  • Chapter Six: Jesus Loves Prison Reform
    • The Bible and Medicinal Marijuana
  • Chapter Seven: Good Government in the Age of Trump
    • Rulers Must Be Fair and Impartial
    • Rulers Must Avoid Emoluments
    • Just Rulers Must Not Oppress or Defraud the Poor, the Laborer, or the Immigrant
      • Rulers and Business Owners Must Pay Their Workers
      • Wicked Schemes that Entrap the Poor: A Look at Trump University
      • Promoting Hatred of Immigrants Violates God’s Law
      • The Fruits of Hateful Lying Campaign Words
    • God Loves Leaders Who Embrace Truth, Not Lies
    • Rulers Must Listen to Wise Counsel
      • Trump Not Taking His Intelligence Briefings
    • God Loves Humble Leaders Who Shun Vainglory
      • Is Trump Engaging in Idolatry?
      • From Nimrod to Nebuchadnezzar
      • Trump on Seeking Forgiveness From God
    • What Evangelicals Truly Want
  • Chapter Eight: What Suing a Used Car Salesman Taught Me About Bible-Speak
  • Conclusion
  • Copyrights and Credits
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • Index to Scripture References