Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are “Very Devoted to the Gospel of Matthew.”
Nancy Pelosi claims that she and the Democrats are devoted to the Gospel of Matthew. Pelosi, who supports laws so women can kill their unborn babies and men can marry men and women can marry women even though the Gospel of Matthew makes it clear that marriage is between one man and one women (Matt. 19:1-6) actually said the following in order to promote government welfare programs:
“‘When I was hungry, you fed me. When I was homeless, you sheltered me. When I was in prison, you visited me,’ and so this for us is part of our value system.”
Taking a close contextual look at Matt. 25:31–46, one can see that government programs are not in view. Jesus is not addressing Caesar or the civil rulers in Israel. In each example Jesus gives, help comes from individuals, not the State. Jesus is not describing the development of government programs.
Governments do not visit people in prison; private citizens do. Governments put people in prison; private citizens do not. Governments cannot legitimately be charitable and magnanimous with other people’s money.
In the book of Acts, Christians voluntarily helped those in need by selling their own property (Acts 2:44–45; 4:32–37; 5:4). There was no petitioning of the government to implement a welfare state in the name of Jesus or the Bible.
The Democrat party despises the Bible but still uses it because most Americans respect what they think the Bible says but do not know much about it. So when a passage about feeding people is quoted, even if it’s out of context, many people will believe it and in terms of politics vote accordingly.
The Roman Catholic Church controlled the use of the Bible to the point of executing people who wanted to translate it into the language of the people. Those in leadership positions could manipulate the people in the name of divine revelation. William Tyndale, for example, was burned at the stake in 1536 for translating the Bible into English.
He had rejected the Roman Catholic view that the Scriptures could only be read and interpreted by approved clergy, opposing the Pope: “I defy the Pope and all his laws. If God spare my life, ere many years I will cause a boy that drives the plow to know more of the Scripture, than he does.”
- William Hurte, The Restoration New Testament Commentary in Question and Answer Form: A Catechetical Commentary (Rosemead, CA: Old Paths Publishing Co.,  1964), 53. [↩]