Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Phony "Christian" Outrage

Recently, Donald Trump laid out his budget. Naturally, the libtards reacted as expected. Among the phony outrage participants, several pointed to the Scriptures to back up their claims that Trump was not being Christian by cutting off foreign aid. Indicative of the phony outrage was this public comment made on Social Media:

"Worth noting that in Matthew 25, God judges the NATIONS by how they treat "the least of these." It's not a passage about personal charity."

Is this claim valid? The scriptures certainly do say "all nations." Will God judge nations by how they treat 'the least of these?'

First off, the judgment of God as to eternal salvation or damnation is an individual judgment. Nobody will be condemned to eternal damnation because they lived in a country that did not obey God. Salvation is an individual issue.

Secondly, God most certainly judges countries and nations. Nations prosper and they fall at God's wish. The Bible is replete with details of God's judgment upon countries of days past.

Most importantly, will God judge America (presumably harshly) for failing to give foreign aid? The most logical thing to do is to go to the verse in question and look. For the sake of propriety, we will quote the entire passage here so as not to miss important details.

Matthew 25:31‭-‬46 HCSB
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations (author's note: the Bible app gives a note here saying "or Gentiles) will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.  He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you took care of Me; I was in prison and you visited Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or without clothes and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and visit You? ’ “And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’  Then He will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels!  For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger and you didn’t take Me in; I was naked and you didn’t clothe Me, sick and in prison and you didn’t take care of Me.’ “Then they too will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or without clothes, or sick, or in prison, and not help You? ’ “Then He will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me either.’ “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Verse 46 is pretty clear that those who did not render assistance shall be thrown into the lake of fire (suffer eternal damnation). Clearly, this indicates that the judgment suffered will be an individual one, not a sweeping "national" judgment.

Of note is the definition of "nation(s)" here.
Gentile, heathen
Probably from etho; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan) -- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
see GREEK etho

Clearly this word has multiple meanings - one of which is actually countries as defined politically (like the Roman Empire would have been defined when this was written). The other meaning is people - specifically Gentiles  (non Jewish peoples). Only the usage of the word to mean "peoples" or "Gentiles" actually makes sense within the sentence of Verse 32.

Clear-cut case of liberals twisting the Scriptures to fit into their purposes.

1 comment:

  1. Anyone who is literate in the Bible would know that the criticism which started this is not only a misreading of God's holy word but intentionally done.


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