See Respecting Lawrence O’Donnell : The Other McCain — O’Donnell is mad at Rush Limbaugh and claims to know the Bible better than him (I don’t look to Rush for biblical interpretation, but that’s another story).
But O’Donnell thinks that Jesus’ commands to his followers to give is equal to asking Caesar (aka the government) to take everything from us. Wow. It is the same awful biblical distortions you get from other false teachers*.
Here’s a very clear New Testament teaching on giving. You may notice that there is not mention of government. And if O’Donnell & Co. want to claim that this is “just” Paul speaking, then they tip their hands. Jesus is God and the whole Bible is his word.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Beyond his abuse of scripture, wouldn’t the Left be alarmed that he wants to force his religious views on all citizens?
P.S. to Lawrence and other false teachers — Jesus also claimed to be God and the only way to salvation and that marriage was designed from the beginning to be a union of one man and one woman. Is that part of the message you preach?