In America, our Constitution is the law of the land. It is the overarching document of laws that transcend all 50 states, that provides all Americans with the freedom and certain “unalienable rights”. However on Capitol Hill this week, Americans were treated to a sitting US Senator testing the waters of a religious test to hold a government office.
If you want to read about the while account, there is a good article at the following link.
Russell Vought was forced to endure what many are considering a religious litmus test, to hold public office appointed by the President. Former Presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, pressed Mr. Vought about an article he wrote regarding whether Muslims and Christians worship the same god. Keep in mind, Mr. Vought is being nominated to head up the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Senator Sanders even went so far to bring up the topic, “What about Jews?” in terms of going to hell for those that do not believe that Yeshua is the Son of G-d and the only way to salvation. This was nothing more than the enemy, Satan, using someone to spread lies and discontent, in an effort to discredit Yeshua and His followers. It was a classic scenario of trying to make it look like Christians were against Jews, which is to try and promote a narrative of antisemitism. This in the wake of the last 50 plus years, where divides between Christians and Jews have been removed, and reconciliation has, and is taking place.
The bottom line is, the Bible is clear about who G-d is. His Word clearly states the following,
Acts 10: 34 Then Kefa (Peter) addressed them: “I now understand that God does not play favorites, 35 but that whoever fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him, no matter what people he belongs to.
Did you see that? Whether you are American, British, Libyan, Black, White, Asian, whether you are Jewish, or whether you are not, it does not matter. Salvation is not dependent upon nationality or ethnicity, but on whether or not people fear the L-rd and follow His commandments.
What should give all believers in Yeshua pause to notice, is that, for the first time that I can recall in my life, a sitting US Senator in front of the entire nation, said that he will not vote for someone to take office because of their faith in Yeshua. Thus, Senator Sanders, who campaigned for President under the banner of “tolerance”, clearly has shown that if you are a believer, you need not apply.
What is incredible is that the chair of that committee should have realized that those very questions violate the Constitution, and should have called Senator Sanders out of order. However, blatant violations of the law seem to be the new norm for our nation’s leaders. All of this was prophesied in the Bible when those who, “call good evil, and evil good”, would face severe woes.
Senator Bernie Sanders clearly displayed his contempt for the Bible, for believers in Yeshua, and for the rule of law. In the last days, the Bible says that, “lawlessness will aboud..” and thus we must be vigilant about events like these. Does that mean we rollover and just take it? Of course not. We respectfully, but clearly point out such acts of bigotry against G-d’s people and let others know that this is unacceptable. As for Senator Sanders, he should step down from office after such a gross violation of the Constitution. Of course he will not do so, because that is how far gone people like him are.