Monday, July 10, 2017

GOP Ask Attorney General to Investigate Bernie Sander's "Religious Test"

Last month we posted a video of Senator Sanders grilling a Trump nominee who was a graduate of Wheaton College which is an evangelical Christian school.

Sanders said he couldn't support this nominee because he believed the Gospel which says that all people stand condemned if they reject Jesus.  Of course this is basic 101 Gospel theology and simply confirms what the New Testament says....but Bernie would have none of it!

He said he couldn't support this nominee because the nominee believes that ALL PEOPLE STAND CONDEMNED and only Jesus can save them.

Today we read that some GOP lawmakers saw the video of Sanders grilling the Christian.

Sixty-four Republican lawmakers sent a letter Friday asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reaffirm the constitutional prohibition against religious tests for public office.

Led by Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina and Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, the memo is a response to questions raised by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont Independent, at a hearing last month to confirm one of President Trump’s nominees to the Office of Management and Budget.

“While there is continuous debate about the scope and meaning of the religion clauses in the First Amendment,” the letter reads, “the text of Article VI has been clear: no religious test shall ever (emphasis added) be required as a qualification to any public office or public trust under the United States.”

“Yet, questions were asked during a recent Senate Budget Committee hearing about an executive branch nominee’s adherence to the Christian faith,” the letter continues, “suggesting that such beliefs disqualified the nominee from service.”

At the hearing, Mr. Sanders took issue with an article written in 2016 by Russell Vought, a devout Christian who was nominated by Mr. Trump to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.

In a blog for The Resurgent, Mr. Vought wrote that Muslims “do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, his Son, and they stand condemned.”

The article cited John 3:18, which reads: “Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

Mr. Sanders raised several questions about the blog post during the hearing and cited it as his reason for ultimately voting against Mr. Vought’s appointment.

“Do you believe—do you believe that that statement is Islamaphobic?” Mr. Sanders asked at the hearing.

“Absolutely not, senator,” Mr. Vought responded. “I’m a Christian, and I believe in a Christian set of principles based on my faith.”

“Do you believe that people in the Muslim religion stand condemned?” Mr. Sanders asked. “Is that your view?”

“Senator, I’m a Christian—”

“I understand you are a Christian,” Mr. Sanders interrupted. “But this country is made up of people who are not just—I understand that Christianity is the majority religion. But there are other people of different religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment, do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?”

“Thank you for probing on that question,” Mr. Vought responded. “As a Christian, I believe that all individuals are made in the image of God and are worthy of dignity and respect regardless of their religious beliefs.”

“I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about,” Mr. Sanders said. “I will vote no.”

Sadly, even most Church-going Americans have fallen into the Oprah camp of believing there are lots of good paths to get to God....and that God loves people too much to condemn anyone to hell!

Sadly, this is a lie from the pit of hell.

There is NO NAME under all of heaven or below the earth which can save men from their fate EXCEPT Jesus.

Most Church-going Americans believed that message just a generation ago.  But today it has become politically now we have a Jewish Senator grilling a Christian and refusing to vote for him ONLY because he believes the words of His Savior!!

"I am the way, the truth and the life.  NO MAN comes to the Father except through me."

Jesus also said he didn't come to condemn the people of the world because the  People of the WORLD ALREADY STAND CONDEMNED!!....BUT...He came on rescue mission to save any of the condemned people IF THEY ACCEPT HIM!

If they don't accept him, just like the Muslims refuse to do, then they will stay in their condemnation.

I'ts really very simple Senator Sanders.

Let's hope the Attorney General sees it that way.


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