I often point out how false teachers abuse scripture to advance their religion-disguised-as-politics agenda. Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis likes to point out how there are over 2,000 verses about money in the Bible. That may be true, but it doesn’t mean he understands them. False teachers like him and Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie think that Jesus taught to ask “Caesar” (i.e., the government) to borrow from others to give away in the name of the oh-so-generous false teachers.
Here’s another verse they ignore or don’t understand, courtesy of The Servility of the Religious Left « runlevel five(pointer).
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. Proverbs 22:7 English Standard Version
Chuck Currie and the United Church of Christ want to make a lot more slaves. In fact, if they have their way, the entire nation will become further enslaved to foreign lenders, by insisting that we continue to raise the debt ceiling. Moreover, in response to calls for increased fiscal responsibility, they are demanding an increase in taxes.
The problem is, Currie is not alone in his views. He is joined by a host of other advocates for fiscal irresponsibility that reaches the level of forced servitude for the American people. Such deluded individuals consider spending beyond our means as a nation a good thing. Even elected officials such as Pete Stark go so far to say that the bigger our national debt, the wealthier we are.
Currie should know better. What is truly alarming is his willingness to sacrifice future generations, including his two children, on the altar of the idol of Entitlements and the long-discredited Social Gospel.
Indeed, people who can’t vote or haven’t been born yet will be saddled with the debt that these false teachers advocated in the name of Christ. Just as God points out in Proverbs, they will be slaves to their lenders. But at least the borrowers Solomon had in mind were directly responsible for their actions. No one borrowed in their name and without their approval.
Worse yet, the false teachers’ use of the borrowings is nearly always counterproductive. It is lose-lose with these guys.