Ted Cruz praying in front of the White House. by web
The reason for the current government shutdown is Republican opposition to, and Democratic support of, the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. The majority of Republicans oppose Obamacare and are refusing to fund it. The bill funding Obamacare also contains provisions to keep the government operating.
Christians, both Democratic and Republican, can end the government shutdown based on promises in their Bible. If these Bible promises are true, which many, if not most, Christians believe is the case, then Christians already have the ability to heal people. If Christians can and do heal people, then there is absolutely no need for Obamacare and it can be dropped from the bill and the government shutdown can be ended.
Bible promises of faith healing are found all the way back in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Many Christian churches, such as the First Century Gospel Church that has as faithful members Herbert and Catherine Schaible who were so strong in their Christian faith and belief in the Bible promises of faith healing that they let two of their children die, rely on Isaiah 53:5 which reads, "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." Christians believe this verse is referring to Jesus. (For a powerful and well documented essay which disputes New Testament claims to Old Testament prophecy by the American founder and Deist Thomas Paine, click here.)
Another popular faith healing Bible promise is found at Mark 16:17-18 which has the dead and then resurrected Jesus promising that believing Christians will have healing powers. It claims that Jesus said that those who believe the gospels (the gospels were not yet written when it is claimed Jesus made this promise) "shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
One very important Bible promise which, if taken seriously, should either bring about the end of all suffering on Earth; bring about complete and utter chaos; or bring about the end of Christianity is John 14:12-14. This Bible verse says that Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it."
Armed with the Jesus-centric healing powers, any male Christian can right now go into any hospital and start clearing it out. In fact, they don't even have to GO into a hospital based on Jesus' promise to them in John 14:12-14. All they have to do is ask in prayer that all sick and injured people be immediately healed and Jesus will do it! However, it seems this Bible promise from Jesus is false. For example, US Senator and strong Christian and member of the religious right Ted Cruz has publicly prayed for fellow Christian Saeed Abedini (Cruz is pictured above praying in front of the White House on September 26, 2013) who is currently being held in prison in Iran to be released from prison. Abedini is as of this writing still in the Iranian prison. However, Obama has recently asked the Iranian government to release him, so he may be released because of Obama's request, not because of Jesus' empty promise or the prayers of Cruz to the Christian diety.
Another sign that the promises of faith healing in the Bible are false is the fact that children die every month in the US because they have sincere Christian parents who actually believe and act on these false promises.
Based on the poor track record of the Bible and its promises, don't expect an end to the need for health care or the imminent end to the government shutdown.