The “Christian” Left pretends to like the Bible, but even then they act like the “red letters” (the direct quotes of Jesus) are all that really count. And to make it worse, they don’t even believe the “red letters!”
Here’s a perfect example:
Matthew 4:4 But he answered, “It is written, “ ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”
For starters, Jesus is talking to Satan in this passage and the “Christian” Left routinely denies that Satan is real (even though he’s mentioned on an average of roughly once per chapter in the New Testament). So they start by sawing off the branch they are sitting on and dismissing these “red letters” as fiction.
But it gets worse. Jesus clearly says that we shall live by every word that comes from the mouth of God. But the “Christian” Left picks and chooses what verses they like and they routinely mock much of the word of God. Their views of the Bible are barely distinguishable from those of atheists. They have no standard to determine what “every word” would be except what they think they like. They dismiss the Gospel of John, for example (unless they are using a verse out of context to support their politics-disguised-as-religion views).
So here’s the “Christian” Left translation:
Matthew 4:4 But he answered, “It is written, “ ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God, except that most of what is in the Bible isn’t the word of God — including this passage, because we “know” that Satan doesn’t exist, so we don’t really know what the word of God is. No, wait, we do know: It is the parts that we think we like! Isn’t that convenient? ”