I LOATHE this man who twists the Word of God – and especially my precious Savior – to advocate for government-sanctioned THEFT, covetousness, and crushing the God-given rights of people to keep the fruit of their labors.
Last I checked, Jesus gave of HIMSELF, NOT of goodies that he STOLE from other people in the false name of “fairness”!
President Obama urged religious leaders to back his plan to raise taxes on wealthy Americans — by saying that it is what Jesus would do.
Keeping with a presidential tradition, Obama spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington Thursday and passionately connected his policies to his religious faith.
“I actually think that is going to make economic sense,” he said of his call for the wealthy to shoulder a greater tax burden, “but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’”
Obama mixed religious rhetoric with the populist tone he has used in the State of the Union address and on the campaign trail.
He also said he believed it was the government’s obligation to help out the least fortunate — which could be interpreted as a subtle swipe at Mitt Romney’s gaffe about not caring for the plight of the poor.
“I know far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years,” the President said. “And I believe in God’s command to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.’”
Since when does the president set himself up as an expert on theology, to lecture the rest of us on how following Jesus means supporting his Socialist agenda? Those are the kinds of claims that European monarchs used to make, to establish an official national orthodoxy!
The scripture Obama abuses, “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required,” refers to what GOD will require from us, not the government. It is GOD who gives and takes away, not the state. Obama is deliberately putting the state in the place of God by hijacking that verse.
“Love thy neighbor as thyself” is another command he is twisting to mean that government can forcibly confiscate your rightful property and redistribute it to your neighbor. That’s not love – that’s THEFT.