October 25, 2020

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Selling One's Soul For Social Acceptance

The following article, Selling One's Soul For Social Acceptance, was first published on The American Vision.

All of a sudden, Democrats have found religion. Religion is now OK … but only if you are a Democrat and you need religion to brainwash and woo ill-informed so-called Evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics to help win the White House.

Biden is said to be a “good and faithful Catholic.” This is the same rhetoric that Nancy Pelosi has used for years. Hillary Clinton followed a similar strategy.

In an interview published in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Clinton opened up about her favorite books and authors, name-dropping famous literary names like John Grisham, Toni Morrison and Walter Isaacson. [At the time] [t]he possible 2016 presidential candidate said the Bible has had the biggest influence on her:

[She was asked] If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, what would it be?

At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking. I was raised reading it, memorizing passages from it and being guided by it. I still find it a source of wisdom, comfort and encouragement.

But Hillary has not been guided by the Bible. Like with so many politicians (Democrats and Republicans), the Bible is a prop. Most of them use it when they take the oath to uphold the Constitution, then they violate that oath on almost a daily basis.

It’s downright tragic to listen to these “devout Catholics” spout off about how faithful they are while the Democrat Party attacks Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett — wait for it — because of her religion, in particular, her Catholic beliefs about abortion and homosexuality. When Judge Barrett, then a law professor at Notre Dame, was being examined for a seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Senator Diane Feinstein said to her, “The dogma lives loudly within you.” As if Feinstein isn’t just as dogmatic in terms of her secular religion.

Everyone is dogmatic. The problem is, there is no basis for dogmatism in a world of pure materialism directed by the whims of impersonal nature. Yet, cosmic impersonalism is what every public school child is taught from kindergarten to 12th grade and beyond. This means that “dogma” is whatever those in power say it is. Every law is the expression of someone’s dogma. The question is, What is the basis of that dogma? For Feinstein, Biden, and the Democrats, their dogma is manifested in the State over which they want to rule.

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We’re told that Joe Biden’s Catholic faith is complicated but deeply American. This means that his religious faith is irrelevant just like it was for Mario Cuomo who served as the Governor of New York in the mid-1970s. He said that he was “personally opposed to abortion,” but would not allow his personal views interfere with the pure secularism of the State. Ironically, Cuomo delivered his remarks at Notre Dame.

Consider the following from a Catholic website:

An Irish Catholic educated by nuns in parochial schools, Biden is quick to invoke the church’s social teaching on the stump. But where Catholic morality rubs up against welfare or justice issues such as abortion and gay rights, Biden’s understanding of his duty as a politician and a Catholic is clear: Decisions are to be informed by the faith he learned from nuns of his youth, not dictated by it.

Like the teaching of the church on abortion, Biden also disavows the Church’s teaching on theft. It’s Okay for Biden to use the authority and power of the State to confiscate money from the majority of Americans so it can be given to other Americans who did not earn it — a clear violation of the Commandment not to steal. In what ways was he “informed by the faith he learned from nuns of his youth”?

Is Joe Biden personally opposed to slavery? The Church opposes slavery. Does this mean that he would not have opposed slavery in the 19th century because the church opposed it? Here’s what the new Catechism of the Catholic Church states on the topic of slavery:

The Seventh Commandment [the Eighth Commandment in the Protestant numbering of the Ten Commandments] forbids acts or enterprises that …. lead to the enslavement of human beings, to their being bought, sold and exchanged like merchandise, in disregard for their personal dignity. It is a sin against the dignity of persons and their fundamental rights to reduce them by violence to their productive value or to a source of profit.

Like the teaching of the church on abortion, Biden also disavows the Church’s teaching on theft. It’s Okay for Biden to use the authority and power of the State to confiscate money from the majority of Americans so it can be given to other Americans who did not earn it — a clear violation of the Commandment not to steal. So in what ways was he “informed by the faith he learned from nuns of his youth”? It seems to me that his parents wasted their money on their son’s Catholic education.

If Joe Biden believes abortion is a moral wrong, that it takes a human life, then how in the world could he continue to support such a moral evil with unfettered dogmatism?

During a town hall meeting this week, Biden said that while he’s personally against abortion, he does not want to insert his religion into his politics. He obliterated that claim when he said he would make Roe v. Wade the “law of the land” if it gets overturned by the Supreme Court.

Religion is a hand puppet for Biden that he uses to mesmerize uninformed voters. “Vote for me … I believe as you do … Vote for me … We share similar values.” Republicans also use Christian rhetoric to gain votes. As is so often the case, many voters can’t see through the charade. If a presidential candidate lies about killing unborn babies, he will lie about anything and everything. It’s not what a person says that matters. A tree is known by its fruit (Luke 6:43–45), and the fruit of the Democrat Party is rotten to the core.

It’s not only Roman Catholics who are being duped. A recent story on LifeNews shows that “nearly one-third of supposed evangelicals support Biden for president. To say you’re an evangelical who supports Joe Biden who supports abortion-on-demand is like saying you’re a vegan who eats chicken. Supporting those who unabashedly call for the continuous murder of God’s children revokes any claims to being an evangelical.”

Even so, many Evangelicals, some who teach in evangelical institutions, have hopped on the Biden train. Have you seen this travesty?

I was shocked to read that Tremper Longman III, a former professor at Westminster Theological Seminary who presently serves Westmont College as a distinguished scholar of biblical studies, is urging Christians to vote for the Biden-Harris presidential ticket and with it all the apparatus of the Democrat Party and its horrendous policies. He wrote the following to me after I responded to his post:

[Biden] is a devout Christian by all accounts and the democratic party is not the antiChristian party and [n]either is the republican Party.

Both parties have anti-Christian elements in them. I’m not afraid to say it about many Republicans. But when it comes to particulars, the Democrat party is anti-Christian in so many ways that it can be described as the Anti-Christian Party.

Samuel T. Logan, former president of Westminster Theological Seminary, is also a Biden supporter. J. Gresham Machen, one of the founders of the seminary, would be shocked by their support for Biden.

How will these Never-Trump Evangelicals be treated once the Democrats are in power? They will be discarded like a pair of worn-out shoes. They will have served their purpose.

William B. Evans had this to say about the condition of modern-day Evangelicalism:

The movement of evangelical elites into the Biden camp further underscores the unbearable lightness of the evangelical movement as it now exists. We are now at a point where professed evangelicals are questioning not just the political judgment but the very Christianity of other professed evangelicals. I just can’t see people on both sides of these divides continuing to worship together—the disagreements are now so elemental—and that is probably the end of the road for evangelicalism as we know it.

This may be a good thing. A major house cleaning is needed in both parties. It won’t happen until committed and informed Christians involve themselves in the battle with the Full Armor of God that includes action. There’s no need for armor if you stay at home.

Pay close attention to the people and institutions they represent who have sold their souls for less than a mess of pottage.

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Source: American Vision