Bernie_SandersAt its weekly convocation on Monday, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. introduced the student body to Democratic Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who claims to be Jewish. Falwell, in his introduction, stated that he hoped to find “common ground” with the candidate on some important issues.

Right out of the starting gate Sanders proudly stated he was in favor of abortion (which is eugenics-based murder), gay rights, and gay marriage, but that he too hoped they could work together on what they agree on, such as helping the poor. He also brought up climate change and “income inequality.” And like all slimy politicians enjoy doing when they stand before an evangelical audience, he quoted the golden rule from the Bible and stated that all religions like Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity had that principle in mind to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

I, personally, find this whole scenario reprehensible. When socialism is being paraded from the White House, from Congress, from the Supreme Court, all over the Internet, from a vast number of secular campuses across the country, and from the mainstream media, why is it necessary for a Christian university to give an audience to a socialist? Socialism is straight from the pit of hell. Bernie Sanders may whitewash his less than genuine concern about the poor, but the truth is that socialists have a whole century (the 20th century) as proof that their policies harm the poor in the end.

Socialism is based on churning up envy among different groups of people and its doctrine is based on making the government god so they can legalize stealing–just as long as you don’t touch their stuff. So when it comes to genuine Christianity, there really is no common ground with socialism, as I pointed out in detail in a post I did a little over a year ago entitled “Jesus Christ wouldn’t be caught dead embracing socialism.”

Although Sanders calls himself Jewish, he’s the type of person Jesus warned about in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 when he called people like Sanders the blasphemous “synagogue of Satan” who say they are Jews, but really aren’t. Not only is that made clear by his socialist values, but also by his religious ones. If he believes the golden rule is also espoused in religions like Buddhism and Islam, he’s either greatly misinformed or he’s outright lying. Those who wrote Buddhist scripture plagiarized parts of the Bible--a violation of the golden rule. Violent jihad and taqiyya (lies and deception) encouraged by Islam also violate the golden rule.

So what does it say about “evangelicals” when they invite someone to lie to their brothers and sisters in Christ? Where’s the Christian love in that?

Harry A. Gaylord

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