In case you missed Tuesday night’s Hannity, here’s a clip of the interview with Michael Moore, please pay attention to what Michael says at 4:05
I’ve grown so tired of watching Liberals try to quote and interpret the Bible, and watch them slant every piece of scripture to their own political agenda. Michael tries to make it sound like a rich person CAN NEVER get into heaven. But what does the Bible actually say? Let’s take a look at that piece of scripture:
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. – Matthew 19:24
Here’s what Matthew Henry said in his condensed commentary on the Bible:
Christ’s words show that it is hard for a rich man to be a good Christian, and to be saved. The way to heaven is a narrow way to all, and the gate that leads into it, a strait gate; particularly so to rich people. More duties are expected from them than from others, and more sins easily beset them. It is hard not to be charmed with a smiling world. Rich people have a great account to make up for their opportunities above others. It is utterly impossible for a man that sets his heart upon his riches, to get to heaven. Christ used an expression, denoting a difficulty altogether unconquerable by the power of man. Nothing less than the almighty grace of God will enable a rich man to get over this difficulty. Who then can be saved? If riches hinder rich people, are not pride and sinful lusts found in those not rich, and as dangerous to them?
So, it’s not so much that having money is the problem, it’s the fact that, with money, sins seem to avail themselves to the rich more so than those without money.
Let’s take a look at an example: Let’s say a man became a Christian when he was a young boy. Throughout his entire life he served in his church, in his community, he served God everyday of his life. At the age of 80 his wife comes home and tells him that she has just won the lottery, 100 gazillion dollars! In his excitement, he has a heart attack and dies. Now – At the time of his death, he’s RICH! So, does that disqualify everything else in his life? Some might argue, “Well, he really wasn’t rich, she was just holding the winning ticket, not the actual money.” Okay… Let’s say it was a year later, and he passed away quietly in his sleep. Does that forfeit heaven? I would say “No”.
Here’s another verse that Liberals LOVE to spout:
Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. – Luke 18:22
“See, there it is right there! You have to be poor to get to heaven! This is the proof for redistribution of wealth!” All right Libs, hold on one sec. Let’s take a look at what was REALLY going on here. You see, if you read the verses preceding verse 22, you’ll find a rich man asking Jesus what he must do to get to heaven. Jesus tells him to follow all the commandments, which the man, by his own admission, has done. Then Jesus tells him to sell everything and give away all his money. So, why did Jesus tell him that? Simple: Jesus wanted to use this man to prove the point that no matter how hard you try, there will always be something that you are not willing to give up in your attempt to work your way into heaven. It’s impossible. Still want to argue with me… Let’s take another verse from the Bible then:
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9
There you go, the whole reason behind the rich man’s request and Christ’s answer: No matter what you do, it’ll never be enough, because there will always be that ONE THING that you will not be able to give up on your own
Let’s go back to Michael for just a moment. Here’s a weird question: If he’s so bent on the Bible being the infallible word of God, and the words of that “book” are to be used in everyday life situations, more than just a guide, but a guiding principle… How does he support a man who is so in favor of abortion?
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. – Jeremiah 1:5
Before you were two cells old, before you were a thought in your parent’s hearts, God knew you and had a plan for your life! That almost sounds like abortion is..………. MURDER! We can argue and bicker about trimesters and weeks, but the ultimate authority on life and death just said that He had a plan for you BEFORE YOU WERE FORMED! Therefore, by the time you begin to form, you’re way into the “living” stage in God’s eyes. But, Liberals won’t hear that. No, they will simply state that God’s plan for “fetus X” was to be aborted. I don’t presume to know the plans of God, and I think anyone who does is skating on VERY THIN ICE. I cannot believe that a God who wanted to create something as amazing as humans would then want to destroy that same thing without any reasoning behind it. Instead Liberals will try to say that the book of Jeremiah was largely prophetic, and all prophecy books are “symbol rich” (wonder if they get into heaven or not), so taking them at their word would not be the best thing to do. Ever get the feeling you’re playing a shell game when you argue with a Liberal? I’m starting to feel that way right now.
Or they will bring up all the murders in the Bible. I’m not going through all of them, but I have read enough to know, the few times that God told someone to kill someone else, there was always a reason. The rest of the murders were the murderer acting of his own accord. I’ll end that debate with that statement.
You see, for Liberals, quoting the Bible is just another way for them to pander to the crowd. “Hey, look at me, I’m a Christian because I can quote the Bible”. So what, the Bible says that even the Demons know the name of Jesus and they tremble before it. Using that logic, if I were to start quoting Anton Levey does that make me a Satanist? How about if I quote Karl Marx, does that make me a Marxist? No. It means I read a book, nothing more. All too often, when Liberals quote the Bible, they then mangle the interpretation so bad that the original meaning of the text is forever lost. Another great example of this: “Jesus believed in socialized medicine because he healed everyone!”
“Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” – Luke 8:48
Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” – Luke 17:19
Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” – Luke 18:42
He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk. – Acts 14:9-10
Now, I could be mistaken, but it looks as though there’s a lot of work being done on the part of the person being healed. They have to come to where Jesus (or Paul) are at, get their attention, display their faith, and then they get healed. So, if Liberals want to take the gospel and say that it has any commentary of healthcare, here’s what I think it says: IF YOU WANT HEALTHCARE, GO OUT AND GET IT YOURSELF! Jesus wasn’t handing out “healings”, He was taking the faith of the person and using that faith to heal them! You sure you still want to say that the Bible promotes socialism?
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” – 2 Thes 3:10
A slight change from the Liberal Bible… Maybe they should come over to my house and read mine.
So, Liberals, some advice… Don’t quote the Bible. When you do, you make yourself look goofier than you did before you quoted the Bible. Stick to something you know, like….
Okay, I got nothing….