In one of the “seven woes” Jesus blasts the Pharisees for being so precise with their giving that they even tithe their garden spices while simultaneously neglecting much more important issues.
Matthew 23:23 (ESV) Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
Theologically liberal Christians (picture Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie) are worse than Pharisees. For one, their giving patterns are less than conservatives (perhaps Jim and Chuck are big givers, but as a group they are not). The hypocritically low giving of Liberal politicians is well documented.
But that doesn’t stop them from calling on Caesar (i.e., the Federal government) to take from neighbor A by threat of force or imprisonment to “give” to neighbor B. Their endless divisiveness and class warfare are un-biblical and unproductive. Didn’t coveting used to be a sin?
The theological Left wants to take from your garden and call it charity on their part, and they do it while ignoring weightier matters of justice such as abortion. And they’ll defend the destruction of innocent-but-“unwanted” human beings while they prattle on about “social justice.”
They don’t give enough themselves, they do take from others and consider it charity on their parts and they do ignore weightier matters of justice.
Worse. Than. Pharisees.