Bernie Sanders Exposes His Anti-Christian Bigotry
On Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) revealed why he is unfit for office. During his shameful inquisition of Russell Vought (a Wheaton College graduate), who is Trump’s nomination for the position of deputy director of the Office for Management and Budget (OMB), Sanders demanded that Vought’s nomination be rescinded because Vought believes and said that Muslims have a “deficient theology.”
Writing in response to comments made by former and controversial Wheaton associate professor Larycia Hawkins, Vought said, “[Muslims] do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned.”
After reading these words from Vought aloud, a fuming Sanders asked, “Are you suggesting that all [Muslims] stand condemned? What about Jews? They stand condemned too?”
Word to Sanders: That’s Christianity 101.
Literally, Word to Sanders:
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3:17-18)
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)
Yes, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists and anyone else who rejects Christ’s substitutionary work on the Cross are condemned to eternal separation from God. This gives Christians no pleasure, hence the desire of Christians to evangelize–which Sanders would likely detest as well.
After Vought affirmed the centrality of Christ for Salvation, theologically and constitutionally ignorant Sanders said, “I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about.”
I guess Samuel Alito, Tom Coburn, Trey Gowdy, and Marco Rubio do not represent what this country is supposed to be about. And how the heck did Antonin Scalia ever get confirmed?
This country was founded to protect the free exercise of religion. This country has no religious test for office. And yet the feckless curmudgeon Sanders has in effect said no theologically orthodox Christians are fit for office.
Islam is not merely a deficient theology. It is a false religion. It is not “Islamophobia”–of which Sanders accused Vought–or hatred that leads me to say this. It is God’s Word. Those who know what Scripture teaches and care about their friends and/or family who are Muslim should share this truth with them.
I wonder, will Sanders be asking Muslims who are nominated or running for office if they believe Jews go to Heaven?
First published at Illinois Family Action
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