It has often been said that religion and politics are two topics one should not discuss in social settings, but that is not the case when it comes to the news. In and article titled “Democrats’ Religion Conundrum,” the question is asked, “Do the Democrats have a religion problem?”
A Pew survey reveals, “There are plenty of Democratic voters who are religious,” and “live lives marked by serious commitment to religion,” but what does that mean? Winning the support of a “substantial minority of Christian voters,” doesn’t win elections that require a majority of votes in the Electoral College.
This conundrum came into stark relief recently when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden who claims to be a practicing Catholic was refused the sacrament of communion on the campaign trail in South Carolina.
Reverend Robert Morey the priest of St Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina, refused to administer communion to Biden because of his public support of abortion which is at odds with the Roman Catholic stand on the sanctity of life.
Like Donald Trump, Biden is both a liar and a hypocrite. It is hypocritical to say you practice the teachings of the Church when you don’t.
In the book that bears his name, James writes, “What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but has no works? Can that faith save him?” James 2:14. Saying one thing and doing another is the classic definition of hypocrisy.
Elisabeth Warren is in the same boat. Courting the Christian vote she said, “The first song I remember singing, “Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world.” That is, those who survive to birth are precious in His sight, those still in the womb aren’t quite so precious to Warren as they are to Jesus.
Republicans have blood on their hands too; along with the Democrats they continue to sponsor funding for Planned Parenthood that murders babies for their body parts. If that is practicing one’s faith there will be hell to pay.
The Scriptures do not recognize a dichotomy between faith and practice; they are one and the same. Only in politics and false religion does that dichotomy exist.
James was only echoing Christ. Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter,” Matthew 7:21.
Talk is cheap. It’s not what you say that matters; it’s what you do that matters.