Bernie Sanders reveals his true opinion of Christian Americans in a Senate confirmation hearing that has recently gone viral.
Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) exploded in anger during a recent confirmation hearing of President Trump’s pick for deputy director of White House Budget Office, Russell Vought. The far-Left Senator attacked Vought’s standard Christian values in an extraordinarily unconstitutional fashion, insinuating that Christians can not hold public office in America.
During the hearing, Senator Sanders accuses Vought of Islamophobia for expressing his faith in the Holy Trinity. In a 2016 blog post for The Resurgent, Vought argued that Muslims and Christians do not believe in the same God because Muslims do not accept the divinity of Jesus Christ.
The fundamental equality between God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit is precisely the belief which separates Christianity from other Judaeo-Christian religions. However, according to Sanders, maintaining this theological truth renders Vought ineligible to hold public office.
If Sanders actually offered Vought a chance to respond, he would have learned that The Resurgent blog post, which Sanders quoted out of context, was defending the decision of Vought’s Alma Mater to terminate a professor who claimed Muslims and Christians “worship the same God.”
The blog post was purely theological. It was in no sense derogatory towards people of the Muslim faith. Instead, the article simply stated that, according to Christian theology, the only path to salvation is by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Without getting too deep, Vought’s article arose at the culmination of a heated debate between a Christian college and one of their professors. The professor argued that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, even if the two religions offer diverging paths to salvation.
Vought argued against the professor and suggested that the Trinity is essential to understanding the Christian conception of God. An Abrahamic God isolated from the Trinity is simply not God.
However, this theological distinction is in no sense Islamophobic. As Vought explains in his testimony, “I believe that all individuals are made in the image of God, and are worthy of dignity and respect, regardless of their beliefs.” Or, in other words, hate the sin and not the sinner.
Vought, citing the Word of God, makes it clear that you can only know God through his son Jesus Christ. “Jesus answered, ‘You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also,'” from John 8:19. Again, in John 3:18, Jesus says, “Whoever believes in [the Son] is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”
So, when Vought wrote that Muslims “stand condemned,” he was not casting a personal judgment, but relaying the word of God.
Similarly, every Muslim American would argue that all Christians are condemned because they do not accept Mohammad as the God’s final prophet. Of course, Bernie Sanders would never accuse a Muslim of “Christianophobia.” Making a religious observation and distinction doesn’t equate to hate, nor does it infer one’s competence for holding a financial position.