It is always interesting when a politician makes the decision to quote Jesus when taking a stand on an issue.
Representative Charles Rangel speaking about a recent vote inserting the “work” requirement back into the food stamp program….“Anyone that’s familiar with the Bible, anything like that, Jesus said that you’re going straight to hell if you don’t treat the lesser of his brothers and sisters”; and then he sort of quoted Matthew 25:34-36 ““He said he was hungry, you didn’t give him food stamps. He was thirsty, you didn’t purify the water. He was naked, you didn’t give him Social Security. And God knows he was sick and you gave him no comfort.”
The actual verse reads: “”Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”
I am not going to make a political statement. I am simply going to ask you to evaluate the situations where you might take God’s word; and then twisted it slightly to fit your argument. Give it some thought.
Be Strong. Act Like Men.